Mapbox GL is a suite of open-source libraries for embedding highly customizable and responsive client-side maps in Web, mobile, and desktop applications. Maps render at a super high framerate. You can use custom styles designed in Mapbox Studio. You can also manipulate every aspect of the style’s appearance on the fly, because Mapbox GL renders vector tiles. The abbreviation “GL” comes from OpenGL, the industry-standard Open Graphics Library.
Mapbox GL is officially supported on the following platforms:
- On the Web, use Mapbox GL JS.
- On Android, use the Mapbox Maps SDK for Android.
- On iOS, use the Mapbox Maps SDK for iOS.
- On Qt, use the Mapbox Maps SDK for Qt (Qt Location Mapbox GL Plugin).
Native macOS applications can use the community-maintained Mapbox Maps SDK for macOS.
If you are looking to incorporate Mapbox maps into a hybrid Android or iOS application, check out our page on Building hybrid Apps. Please note that we cannot provide support for hybrid frameworks.