Store Locator Using the Google Maps API
My Role: Sole designer and full-stack developer working directly with Whole Food Market’s marketing department.
We needed an easy way for customers to locate and get directions to nearby Whole Food Market stores. Also, at the time, management of store information was performed by manually editing the HTML of each store’s page, so we needed an easier way of managing the store information.
Google Maps API
At the time MapQuest was the primary online web mapping service. Although Google Maps was brand new it met our needs better.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <markers> <marker> <name>Central</name> <addr1>525 N Lamar Blvd</addr1> <city>Austin</city> <state>Texas</state> <code>78703</code> <cntry>USA</cntry> <lat>30.270641</lat> <lng>-97.754271</lng> <phone>512.476.1206</phone> <fax>512.476.5704</fax> <details>Store hours:\n8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week</details> <url>http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com</url> </marker> </markers>