Easily Add Maps to Your Cross-Platform .NET Apps. MAPSUI Adds Support for Uno Platform

This morning open-source project MAPSUI announced its 4.0 release and official support for Uno Platform and other .NET UI frameworks. In this blog post, we’ll provide a sample application on how to integrate MAPSUI to cross-platform .NET applications built with Uno Platform. In addition, we will highlight MAPSUI’s key features and how it enhances the development experience for building dynamic and visually appealing applications.

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Here's how the resulting sample will look like on Android, Web, and Windows platforms:

Understanding Uno Platform and MapsUI

  • Understanding Uno Platform: Uno Platform is a flexible and productive framework that allows developers to build applications targeting multiple platforms, such as iOS, Android, WebAssembly, Windows, and more, using a shared codebase. It leverages the power of Xamarin and WebAssembly to achieve native performance and UI consistency across different devices. Uno Platform simplifies the development process and reduces time-to-market, making it an excellent choice for cross-platform projects.
  • Understanding MAPSUI: MAPSUI is a powerful .NET Map component that seamlessly integrates interactive maps into .NET applications. Built on top of the .NET framework, MAPSUI guarantees compatibility with Uno Platform’s ecosystem, providing developers with a unified solution for their mapping needs.

Seamless Integration with MAPSUI

MAPSUI seamlessly integrates with Uno Platform, leveraging the shared codebase to offer a unified development experience across different platforms. Developers can utilize the same APIs and code structures they are familiar with in Uno Platform, while taking advantage of MAPSUI’s mapping capabilities to enhance their applications.

Get Started with MapsUI and Uno Platform

Examples and Resources: The MAPSUI GitHub repository serves as a valuable resource for developers seeking documentation, examples, and sample projects. These resources provide a hands-on approach to understanding the integration of MAPSUI with Uno Platform, enabling developers to quickly get started with building their own mapping applications.

Conclusion

MAPSUI is remains actively developed and deserves a lot of attention. We encourage you to explore and experience the exciting progress firsthand. If your a developer using Uno Platform for your cross-platform solutions, MAPSUI is an indispensable tool for you to consider. By seamlessly integrating powerful mapping capabilities, it enhances the visual appeal, functionality, and user experience of Uno-based applications. The open-source nature of MAPSUI promotes community collaboration, ensuring that it remains a robust and evolving solution for developers worldwide. 

Next Steps

To upgrade to the latest release of Uno Platform, please update your packages to 4.9 via your Visual Studio NuGet package manager! If you are new to Uno Platform, following our official getting started guide is the best way to get started. (5 min to complete)

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