You might remember the previous version of my distance finder. It’s a small google maps project that helps you find the distance and the route between two points.
I have decided to improve the layout of the project and add new features. Here’s the new version!
A major improvement is the fact that you can now choose a ‘via’ address for the route. Also, the app is now available in both English and Romanian.
More updates will follow as I’m working on improving it even further!
I’ve added some more features to my distance finder. You can now share your search results with your friends on twitter. I’ve used twitter’s @anywhere to do this.
If you want to find out how I did this, I’ve also written a tutorial.
I’m planning to also integrate facebook so you’ll be able to share your results on there too 🙂
I’ve tested some other features of the latest google maps version. I’ve also added some of them to my distance finder project!
First, I’ve made the markers draggable. You can now drag them anywhere on the map and the application will show the data about the new route.
Another thing I found out is that you can change the route type from car route to bicycle or walking route. That’s what I’m going to add to the app today.
After this, the application will be pretty much finished. Let me know if you have ideas of what else I could add!
I’ve also written tutorials about how to include google maps in your website. I will post the link when they will get published!
I’ve played a bit with the newest version of Google Maps and created a distance finder.
You can write two addresses and it tells you the direct distance between them. It also shows the route between them, the length of that route and the approximative time it takes to get there by car.
I’ve added the possibility of saving your accounts data. No, not on my site, directly on your computer in a cookie. The cookie is stored on your computer and you won’t have to write your account data every time, just use the “read cookie” button.
I have other ideas for improvements and I also need to add more social networks, but I need to find some free time first 🙂