This tutorial covers the basics of retrieving location search results in an iOS App. Many different types of mobile apps require locator technology. This includes bank branch locators, retail store locators and where-to-buy product finders. Embedding this technology on a Website is straightforward with MetaLocator, whereas embedding a locator into an iOS app can require some programming. This tutorial covers the basics of creating a store locator app in Swift, the most recent programming language from Apple. MetaLocator's API makes this development process much simpler by providing a complete RESTful API and Web-based control panel. This allows an organization to expose the management of location data to marketing staff and content managers while allowing developers to focus on implementing the technology. We also handle the complexities of international geocoding, leveraging user location and location-based searching. Implementing a store locator in iOS with MetaLocator requires access to our PaaS API. This is available as an account add-on, or as part of an Enterprise subscription. Contact the helpdesk to have the API added to your free trial account. Making your first API call is simple once you have access. Our documentation contains complete examples of important API queries used in a mobile locator, such as the Search API call. Before we dive into the specifics of the app, let's get an overview of what we're hoping to accomplish in this example. We'll create a basic search interface that allows the user to enter a zip code, and display locations nearest to them. There's much more we can do, but we will keep it simple for this example.
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