With just a few lines of Swift or Objective-C code, your application can take advantage of the Mapbox Navigation SDK’s ready-made route view controller:
The Mapbox Navigation SDK provides several options for customizing colors and other details. It also supports storyboard integration. If you need more advanced customization, or if you want the spatial and timing logic without the full UI, you can build your own navigation experience around the Mapbox Core Navigation library that’s included in the SDK.
Smoother location updates
Even in normal driving conditions, an iPhone may report an occasional inaccurate location update. The Mapbox Navigation SDK now corrects these location updates to more closely conform to the route line, resulting in a more consistent view of the road ahead, smoother transitions from step to step, and fewer rerouting attempts.
Voice instructions powered by Amazon Polly
The Mapbox Navigation SDK incorporates turn instructions in several languages, reading them aloud using Amazon Polly. Unlike the AVSpeechSynthesizer API built into iOS, Amazon Polly delivers more natural-sounding pronunciation of road names and numbers. For example, the following turn instruction contains a street name with a relatively unusual spelling pattern:
In 400 feet turn left onto East Coeur D’Alene Avenue then merge left onto I-280
AVSpeechSynthesizer not only mangles the street name but also reads the route number as “eye two hundred and eighty”:
With Amazon Polly, the Mapbox Navigation SDK correctly pronounces both the street name and the route number (as “eye two-eighty”):
Natural-sounding pronunciation helps your users comprehend the turn instructions being read aloud by your application, reducing the chances of misunderstanding and missed turns.
Add a complete navigation experience to your application today with the Mapbox Navigation SDK for iOS, and stay tuned for our Navigation SDK for Android.