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...
We Can Display Your Mapbox Style Map
02 NOVEMBER 2020
When people think of us, most think of WhirlyGlobe. It's the iconic interface in weather apps like DarkSky and tons of aviation apps you'd only know if you're a pilot. But did you ...
Elevation / Synthetic Vision
20 MAY 2020
I’ve never been happy with elevation support in the toolkit. With the move to 3.0 and advances in mobile hardware, we can do much better. But before I dive in, a bit about terminol...
Vector Features / Mapbox Style Sheet Roadmap
19 MAY 2020
Mapbox Style Sheet support has been ported to Android! Look for it in 3.1. But this post is really about vector features and money. Let's dive in. Vector Maps You know what vector ...
Here There Be Dragons
18 MAY 2020
Everything newer than this post has been reprocessed for the new blog system. Everything older, not.
01 MARCH 2012
I'm pleased to announce the release of Live Globe 1.0 on the app store. This app really pushes WhirlyGlobe to its limits in some interesting ways. Live Globe is actually the origin...
MapBox Tiles Support & Other Things
02 FEBRUARY 2012
Right now WhirlyGlobe supports a single resolution of imagery for the globe. You chop it up, feed it to the system and it uses that. I've always planned on supporting image pyramid...