updated 10/10/2010 12:23:38 PM ET 2010-10-10T16:23:38

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Esri released the ArcGIS API for the Apple iOS platform. It is available at no cost from the Esri Resource Center. ArcGIS API for iOS enables developers to build applications that use the powerful mapping, geocoding, geoprocessing, and editing capabilities that ArcGIS Server provides.

The API is designed to use Web services available from ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Users of the platform can access dynamic, tiled, and image map services; overlay graphics; search and identify features; locate addresses; collect and update data; and perform GIS analysis. The API enables organizations to build and deploy solutions that extend to a wider market via the App Store. Developers and Esri partners can also use the API to create applications for both external and internal use.

ArcGIS API for iOS contains

  • Native Objective-C libraries
  • Integrated documentation, sample applications, and templates
  • Conceptual and reference guide help
  • Community resources including code galleries, forums, and blogs

To download or get more information about ArcGIS API for iOS, visit the ArcGIS Resource Center.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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