|Visioglobe®’s Latest SDK Available on NN4D
NAVTEQ has announced the availability of VisioDevKit 1.1 from Visioglobe® on the NN4D website. The new release of the software development kit (SDK) can be downloaded at www.NN4D.com/visiodevkit and allows mobile application developers to easily create or enhance apps for outdoor and indoor navigation use.
The VisioDevKit 1.1 is a real-time 2D and 3D rendering engine and SDK created by Grenoble-based Visioglobe.
Using NAVTEQ’s visual content portfolio, VisioDevKit helps you create applications with outdoor 3D map rendering effects, which will ultimately enable consumers using your app to more easily orient themselves in unfamiliar or complex situations.
VisioDevKit’s functionality has in version 1.1 been extended to support also indoor navigation using the recently launched NAVTEQ Destination Maps™ product. Through the integration of Destination Maps with VisioDevKit, you can calculate indoor routes directly from the SDK, resulting in more precise guidance for consumers in locations such as large shopping malls.
Destination Maps consist of a unique set of interior map attributes with detailed place data to enable users to efficiently navigate and explore interior spaces. With VisioDevKit utilizing Destination Maps, location-based apps can move beyond streets and sidewalks navigation and into exploration of and routing through complex interior spaces.
VisioDevKit 1.1 contains developer demos using sample NAVTEQ® map data from NAVTEQ’s Enhanced 3D City Models for Munich and an indoor map of a shopping mall in the United States from NAVTEQ Destination Maps.
The SDK is perfect for any developer who prefers to work at a higher level of interactivity, allowing you to focus on the functionality and the user interface of the application, and how the application uses and interacts with NAVTEQ data. As an application developer, you don’t need to have intimate knowledge of 3D graphics and rendering techniques, as Visioglobe has already optimized the graphics rendering of the SDK to work efficiently with underlying graphics acceleration technology on today’s mobile devices.
In addition, VisioDevKit incorporates the ability to use location application programming interfaces (APIs) – positioning technologies suitable for indoor navigation.
VisioDevKit 1.1 is available to application developers worldwide for a free evaluation period of 90 days. The SDK currently supports iOS and Android (1.6 onwards).
Visit www.NN4D.com/visiodevkit to download.