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Local Context aims to make Google Maps more useful on 3rd-party websites

Local Context aims to make Google Maps more useful on 3rd-party websites

The Google Maps API, which allows websites to display information from Maps on their own web pages, is fifteen years old now. The powerful information available from Google gave developers the ability to get creative when embedding Maps content. Now the Google Maps Platform team is announcing both Local Context, a set of tools that make map embeds more useful on the web, and the worldwide availability of its solution to integrate Google Maps data into games.

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Google Play Services Receives Two Awesome New APIs: Vector-Based Google Maps, And Photo Sphere Viewer

Google Play Services Receives Two Awesome New APIs: Vector-Based Google Maps, And Photo Sphere Viewer

OK, stay with me here - APIs are important. Case in point, ever notice how whenever one of your favorite apps uses a built-in Google Maps viewer, you suddenly want to open up the real Maps app? (Read: because the web maps viewer is old and ugly and terrible.) Today, that's all about to start changing. With Google Play Services 2.0[.10], Google's introduced a brand-new vector-based embeddable Google Maps view. That means that instead of sending you to a crappy WebKit browser map, apps can now directly call up the engine that powers the Maps app, and presto: native Google Maps in any app.

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