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What is Mapbox Mobile?

An open source SDK for pixel-perfect vector maps on iOS and Android. Maps render at the speed and smoothness of a video game. And it's free to start developing.

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An open source SDK for pixel-perfect vector maps on iOS and Android. Maps render at the speed and smoothness of a video game. And it's free to start developing.


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Mapbox
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2011
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Desarrollador Unity 3D & Angular
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

I never seen apps like this before, I totally recommend to download it!, the fast use when your open the map and the customization with the website, the great API compatibilty I recommend like a user and developer, like developer it's very easy to create apps I created like 10 apps with maps using only Mapbox Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometimes my phone are warming but not all time, but I would like that the documentation of the API can be more specific and updated, for example I develop apps in Unity 3D, but i found more information in Web and Android that in Unity 3D Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The recommendation it's that you can develop any app that you can, this tool have a lot of options and setting to custom your apps and make that professional look and feel, I've worked from 3 years old with Mapbox in my company and I recommend it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I replaced google maps to use it, because Mapbox Mobile have a better presition with my location, this is a new experience to use apps not only the traditional, and the most impressive to the website manager it's that you can personilze your maps and put that look and feel that you need for your app, like developer it's very easy to use and implement into my apps that use geolocation what I love it's the native and hybrid compatibility to the time to develop Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Java / Kotlin back-end and Android developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The library contains everything we need to draw different objects, rotated overlay images, or popup message windows above the map they provided.

Also, you can apply different styles to the map, and change the properties of the objects on the map.

You can use not only standard MapBox maps but also integrate OpenStreetMap maps, by example. You only need to know the proper URL of the map tiles server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

During the development process, you always investigate new things, so Mapbox documentation should provide more details and practical examples. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

sometimes it could be a lack of necessary examples, but Mapbox provides the necessary minimum. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Mapbox in Android native development.

It allows me to create a stable Java application, that shows maps with different interactive features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

1. There are tons of map styles available with Mapbox

2. It’s very easy to customize the map tiles

3. Beautiful base maps that can be modified via click-editing

4. Extensive documentation

It's very easy to get started, all you have to do is get an access token and a style URL from Mapbox, and you're good to go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. It might be too complex to use for simple projects

2. The learning curve is steep

3. Pricing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

1. Layout your requirements and your budget first and in most cases Mapbox turns out to be a good choice

2. There is a steep learning curve so beware of that

3. Mapbox is available on all platforms so it's a one-stop-shop for all of your map requirements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Mapbox in building two things

1. An AR application that showcases the junk/pollution in outer space.

2. In a geo-spacial analysis on a map interface.

Benefits:

1. Mapbox has plugins ready for engines like Unity and Unreal.

2. With Mapbox JS it's very easy to build maps on a web application.

3. Mapbox supports other web graphic libraries like deck.gl or even kepler.gl which is an excellent geospatial analysis tool for large-scale data sets.

4. I like how clean the map design turns out in the end. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's open source and documentation is detailed and have almost every example to showcase all features of mapbox Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not available as a framework specific library, if you want to use mapbox in web you have to import jquery as a dependency Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my project I required to plot all nearby garages with their own logos and extra information like phone number text address pincode contact person name, using mapbox it was very easy to create those custom banners for geo tags, so it become easy to showcase garage identity on map using mapbox once the user selects any of these garages then we required to get user location user can either select their current location any continue or they can search a specific location using an input bar which provides suggestions based on user input from the mapbox REST APIs I also needed to restrict the search functionality to a specific geoboundries it was possible using mapbox REST APIs after getting the text based address I needed coordinates of selected location to plot it on the map for that I used Mapbox's reverse geo-coder API Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Associate Experience Technology
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mapbox is one of the largest providers of custom designed maps for websites and mobile apps. Their service is used by GitHub, Pinterest, Foursquare, and other popular companies. And Mapbox moves with the times, offering advanced features such as geospatial mapping and augmented reality (AR).

The majority of data Mapbox uses is openly available, and Mapbox supports a community of volunteer mappers. They often provide the freshest updates, including fast-changing location data. Mapbox data sources include OpenStreetMap (OSM), USGS, Landsat, Natural Earth, and OpenAddresses.

Mapbox offers many tools to help you integrate maps and other Mapbox online web mapping services – such as Directions, Geocoding, and Static Images – into a mobile app. In order to keep the Maps SDKs for iOS and Android small, Mapbox provides different APIs for interfacing with Mapbox web services: the Mapbox Directions API, Geocoding API, and Static Images API. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Relatively weak coverage. There are many places where Google has better coverage than OSM based services. The reason for this is mainly the fact that Google Maps gets continuous updates. In India and Israel, for example, Google Maps will be a better option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are looking for something which solves our three requirements of 1. Extremely customizable interfaces 2.Satellite imagery and 3.Search functionality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have used Mapbox for one of our biggest client's project in Sweden. Even though I was new to Mapbox, the Documentation & platform, Data sets, tiles, designing part, and Api were so easy to understand and implement. A dedicated technical support system also gives a significant edge as compared to other platforms. I have also used Mapbox Api in my final year project and in my personal portfolio. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I realize is, the application becomes a bit slow when we add large number of data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My task was to show all the real-estate properties owned by Vasakronan, SWEDEN on the map, and apply filters to sort them on the fly. I achieved that by using built-in functions provided by Mapbox. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As a developer, we rely heavily on proper documentation when reviewing tools to implement in our software. Very well documented. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's still very much new and not so widely used, therefore, many solutions to problems won't be found online. You can always try to contact support though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Compare it to other map services and you would see for yourself! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using a synchronized map across web and mobile platforms. We wanted to have the ability to customize maps to our liking and Mapbox Mobile helps greatly in that arena compared to other map services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Vision SDK offers a nice AR view while driving that’s not too distracting. One example is the the persistent arrow shown on the road which points to the destination and appears under vehicles on the route as to not obstruct the driver’s view of any vehicles in front. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve, at least for our team, getting the Kotlin tester code to work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Mapbox to solve common safety issues with car fleets by tracking the current leader car. We got the most benefit from the Navigation SDK when polling for the leader car’s destination. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Unity 3D Developer, AR Content Developer, Mapbox Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

AR Features and Map direction and Map API Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mapbox not providing good feature in AR for auto-world scale map orientation issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solved some AR network related project. We implemented AR network to debug problem in AR. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mapbox is easy to implement, offers great resolution and is very well documented. Also, it is super easy to customise map styles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The website is not intuitive. It can be confusing for new users to navigate the documentation and really discover products, styles and tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely a great solution when developing an application that performs spatial analysis and needs great map tiles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Mapbox to developed a data collection application demo for a grassroots organisation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have used Mapbox for 3 navigation projects. I super liked the leaflet use with Mapbox for styling and customized map layout. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing which is missing there is customized clustering. Please add that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes 100 percent recommended because no other opensource in market available wit these much of features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have resolved the offline mapping issues. I liked the styling feature and beautiful map view which mapbox provides. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Android Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mapbox ui is very good, but size is very much , so increase the size of app other wise mapbox is more attractive and easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

size of the sdk of mapbox is really dislike , other wise its very nice Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

decrease the size of mapbox sdk Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

community of mapbox is not like google map Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- Very good documentation

- Quick support on Github

- Highly customizable

- Works on all platforms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Migration from other sdks could take a while

- Sometimes important issues are not resolved in time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Showing maps of sales points in an android app, showing user current location, navigating users to a sales point. Used a lot of custom styles for the maps. Mapbox resolved our issues with supporting different locales for the maps in the app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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React Native Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the most the way of cusomization in styles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not really dislike any thing but the documentation for specific platform can be more elaborative. E.g React Native. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Identify the location and places more clearly or easily using the customization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Junior Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

The documentation is great and is best when I am working on the web.

It's great and I love the experience, and the community is there to guide me on the nuances. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since I work with react-native more often, direction mapping is something that is painful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Majorly including the local seller that and unlisted on the internet or virgin locations yet to be explored. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is an application in which you can create the online map to personalize it as you wish.

it is very easy to use by anyone and gives you an edge over the phone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Everything is amazing ñothing to disslike Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I suggest it to everyone as an application because it is very helpful and easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the main benefits is that it can be used offline whenever you need it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software development engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Clean UI, some features are better than Google maps Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am from India, most of the roads not covered by mapbox Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing happy journey by giving future info to users about weather condition while travelling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the simplicity that offers in the developer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how inaccurate it is when I use it for positioning of an 3d object using GPS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It worths to try it! Very easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have solved problems regarding AR location based applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Mapbox provides rich and easy to use functionality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very buggy and use a lot of memory. Fix them please Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use mapbox in our app to show different layers and geometries Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The variety of maps available and the ease of development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Maps created in older versions of Mapbox might break when updated to the latest platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating easily accessible maps maps for all platforms has become a breeze. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Drag and drop GUI. Generous free limit. Customizable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cannot update map layers using codes. Lack of template designs like it used to Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yws. Migrate from google map Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interactive geospatial analysis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Geográfo
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like most is that you already have preloaded information, you will never start a map from scratch. There are many map styles that you can configure. The app as such, is light, installs very fast, does not stay stuck, is synchronized excellently with the version you are editing on other devices, at the moment. You can count or verify data while you go to work. It has an interface very similar to the one you use on your desktop, so you do not have to waste time to learn how to use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can assure that the app works very well, however, personally, I like to work and visualize my data on a PC or any desktop with a large screen. I have vision problems, so visualizing small letters on a screen of my mobile phone is difficult. You can always adjust the scale and display larger objects within the map. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Mapbox Mobile, because it is one of the most stable and light options that you can have on your mobile or tablet.. It does not give errors, it's quite efficient. I recommend it above all for quick queries in your map styles, or to view tilesets or datasets, first my phone does not allow it (it is not so fast) and secondly in my opponent, there are many details that you can not appreciate very well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the organization where I work, is a national governing body of Geography and Cartography, many times, I have to visit local organizations to dictate inductions and workshops and not always can take all the necessary equipment for this task, that is why mapbox Mobile is a perfect solution for these situations, you can carry all the information you need in the cloud, easy, fast, simple and without problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Using Mapbox Mobile for mobile development is a no brainer. Mapbox has developed a far superior product and the features that it offers is second to none. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mapbox Mobile is so vast that it can be a little daunting to jump in to. But the support is there and there is a lot of online help for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't let the size intimidate you. The application is vast, but well worth the effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used the Mapbox mobile services in both mobile applications that utilize the mapping and in mobile gaming that requires mapping. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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