Today a significant market share is acquired by Geo Spatial enabled apps on all famous app stores. There are few consideration and challenges while making Geo enabled apps. Lets first look into what it really takes to give the power of Geo Spatial to your app. There are two main components in Geo Spatial enabled applications, one is creating the data source for geo points and another in searching the data source for given input. For example, if you want to create an app for café search, you have to first create the data source of café by creating data points in it. Here data points are individual café at specified location. Second point is searching those data points in the data source from given geo input. For example searching the nearby café from current location of user.
Creating data source and searching in it require GIS data base like postgrase, mongoDB etc to be installed and should be accessible from your app. You might need to create HTTP interface over it and an admin interface for populating/creating the data points. You also have to plan its scalability, high availability, data backup and other infrastructural considerations. If you dont want to do all above stated things, App42 Geo Spatial APIswill help you in only focusing the business logic of your app and rest will be taken care by our platform. Creating Data Points for your app, can be done with App42 APIs or through AppHQ UI interface. Similarly there are already cross platform APIs available to do the search on your data source.