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Peach Maps is the Spanish demonstration that Apple Maps prepares an API

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Recently we saw how the WWDC 2016 website that has already been confirmed revealed an interesting detail: traces of a public API that Apple could be preparing for Apple Maps. Lluís Ulzurrun, a Spanish developer, wanted to demonstrate this by going one step further and using what there is of that API to make an unofficial web version of Apple Maps .

Peach Maps is the Spanish demonstration that Apple Maps prepares an API
Peach Maps is the Spanish demonstration that Apple Maps prepares an API

You can find it on Peach Maps, and although it doesn’t have 100% of the features of the native OS X application it has more than acceptable performance . In addition, the web interface is practically identical to what we could see in iCloud.com or in a hypothetical Apple’s official page.

Some things are missing such as three-dimensional views or information on points of interest, but this is a good experiment for the time being

We can search and share addresses through a static address, and we can even generate routes just as we would in the original applications. We can also switch between map and satellite views, although three dimensional views are not available .

Nor can you access the details of each location shown on the map, but it will probably be due to the simple unavailability of this information in what Apple currently has on its WWDC website. This is just an experiment well carried out by Lluís, which shows us that even if we don’t have an official Apple Maps website yet it is something perfectly possible .

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