Monday, March 26, 2012

Introducing the Store Locator Utility Library

Since its introduction in 2005, the Google Maps API has evolved into a developer-friendly way for to include maps your website. Many companies use the Google Maps API to include a store locator on their website.

Developers have a variety of useful APIs at their disposal, like Street View, Directions API, Places Autocomplete and HTML5 geolocation. While it may be easy for a developer to code a store locator, they often consist of nothing more than a base map and marker.

With that in mind, I’d like to introduce the Store Locator utility library. This open-source library makes it simple for developers to create interactive, useful store locators. Don’t spend your time re-inventing the wheel – you can spend your time on more exciting things like designing custom markers and styling maps to truly make your store locator your own.

Watch the short video below to get a glimpse of the great functionality offered by the Store Locator utility library.

Get started today by visiting the project homepage. The library is open-sourced under the Apache 2 license.