Geospatial data display for mobile devices
And the back end to support it. That’s iOS, Android and the active services to support them.
Our work can be found in a wide variety of weather, aviation, education and miscellaneous apps. We’ve been warming the pockets of millions of users worldwide for at least a decade.
As you might imagine, this is tricky stuff. We’re skilled in the ways of OpenGL ES, Metal, threading, networking, geospatial data processing, and user interfaces. Our stuff is known for being fast and responsive on mobile devices and simple to run on the back end.
WhirlyGlobe-Maply is a geospatial display SDK for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. We're proud to offer this amazing globe and map toolkit as open source.
You'll find WhirlyGlobe-Maply in a wide variety of apps, from weather to map to civil aviation. It’s big and functional, but friendly, with a nice selection of tutorials and a comfortable native API on each platform.
WhirlyGlobe-Maply is open source, but we do offer a support contract. It's a simpler deal than paying us by the hour and the contract is 50% less likely to annoy your lawyer.
We offer both iOS and Android support contracts. You get quick response to your questions, bug fixes and work arounds and input on the feature roadmap. Contact us for details.
NATS Airspace Explorer
Airspace Explorer is a flight tracking and airspace education app developed by the National Air Traffic Control System of the UK. It displays real time air traffic for the entire world, with a focus on the UK and Europe. With a lot auxiliary information in addition the the real time it makes a great educational app.
National Geographic World Atlas
What can you say about this one? It’s National Geographic World Atlas. We did the globe for version 4.0. In addition to using our WhirlyGlobe-Maply toolkit, we did a lot of custom work to get that NatGeo look and feel.
Dark Sky is a favorite weather app of its users. Not only will it tell when it's going to rain, it'll show you beautiful animated weather and temperature data. We did the interactive globe.
FlyQ EFB is one of the popular iOS aviation apps. It's used by private pilots for flight planning and visualization. They use WhirlyGlobe-Maply for the maps and we did much of the custom integration.
This app is used by utilities to manage their activities in the field. It pairs an intelligent offline syncing system with some rather challenging maps and a very customizable display system. We did the map, of course, and some of the database work.
Saildrone Forecast is a gorgeous weather app we spent a significant amount of time developing and updating. It implements a variety of complex weather graphics, such as particles for wind, mixing of data in disparate coordinate systems, and real time contours for pressure.
14 OCTOBER 2021
Version 3.4 is out and it is good. Wow does time ever fly. Seems like I was just writing about version, er, 3.2. We will not speak of 3.3. It's fine, we just won't speak of it. So ...
31 MARCH 2021
We've just updated WhirlyGlobe to version 3.2. This includes a lot on the Android side, including better Style Sheet support. And a lot of, lot of, LOT OF random bug fixes for both...
Weather Service in a Box
09 MARCH 2021
Here's a proposal for an open source weather service. The back end pieces you need if you're going to make a decent weather app. At mousebird consulting we've built some of these p...
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