Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WhirlyGlobe Component - Version 1.10

A few weeks ago I published Version 1.01 for the Component.  Shortly afterwards, I pulled it.  The retina support was a mess.

The New Version


So here is Version 1.10.  It's actually been out for a while and users have been downloading it.  So far, no complaints.

That clears up the retina support, fixes a bug with MBTiles, and adds the pole coverage for Spherical Mercator projections.

Use Version 1.10 for the foreseeable future.  The next one will be based on WhirlyGlobe 2.1, which has a ton of changes.

More Stuff


I'm doing quite a lot of development on WhirlyGlobe at the moment.  Some of the goodies include:

  • OpenGL ES 2.0 support (shaders!)
  • A 3D shape layer - Spheres, cylinders, parabolic curves
  • Stickers and chunks - Useful for slapping an image over a geographic area
  • Lots and lots of bug fixes and performance improvements

In other news, my clients like the Components.  That means lots of development on those and most new features represented immediately.  The quad paging layers have been thoroughly tested in the develop branch and are scary good with a high performance data source.

All of this stuff goes into client projects first.  I can rarely show those, and never when they're under development.  So you'll just have to take my word that Bing imagery looks fantastic on the globe with a Retina display.  Until I work up an example anyway.