The iOS version of BA3′s Altus Mapping Engine now supports ARC and ARM-64bit
Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:33 am by — Category: News

Announcement Valentine’s Day 2014

Altus for iOS now supports ARC as well as ARM 64-bit. We will be rolling out releases in stages as we add more test collateral from our non-ARC test harnesses.

Is “64-bit” important? This article provides a nice overview of what “64-bit” means in the ARM world:

ARM64 and You

It mentions these advantages:

  • Faster 64-bit integer math processing
  • Increased address space making large amounts of RAM (in excess of 4GB) possible
  • Twice as many CPU registers, which the compiler can use to improve performance
  • Upgraded instruction set

We may also be moving Altus for iOS to a different git server due to the size of the binaries for creating an iOS framework.

You can download the current Altus ARC-compatible binaries for iOS here.

This download includes a new ARC-compatible reference application called AltusDemo. Also, the framework #import directive has changed from:

#import <ME/ME.h>


#import <AltusMappingEngine/AltusMappingEngine.h>

See the AltusDemo xcode project for more details.

Happy Valentines Day,
The BA3 Team

If you have questions about Altus products and services, the demonstration code or licensing, please contact us at: [email protected]. Also, any feedback, comments or suggestions that you have are always greatly appreciated.