Mapping, GPS and GIS for mobile applications

How to use Google Maps API for business applications?

When it comes to mapping, graphical information systems (GIS) and geography let Alpha Anywhere do the heavy lifting. You will easily be able to develop a cross platform HTML5 mobile apps with the features of Google’s live maps. The additional native GPS iOS and Android features will be available through PhoneGap.

By using Google Maps API, you can help users to visualise location information through a variety of different ways which includes; plotting data as markers on a map, clicking and dragging to set a particular a particular area, you can create geography searches that are based on a custom defined radius or polygon and so much more. So, that you can consistently map the users records and build a powerful GIS applications, Alpha Anywhere will automatically geocode the data that is submitted.

It is incredibly easy to add a complex GPS Google mapping operations to your business apps without having to worry about writing any code, thanks to Action JavaScript. The supported actions of Action JavaScript include:

Centre map

Show marker details (For examples: Open the info box)
Refresh map
Show or hide the markers
Set the zoom level
Emphasize or De-emphasize the markers
Add one or many markers to the map
Remove one or more markers

How to fully customise your maps parameters?

One advantage of mapping data and using Google Maps API is the ability to convey your user’s specific information quickly and simply through visual cues. For example, this true when you are developing with a small form factor of mobile devices in mind.

Have control over the way your data is presented on the map, by including custom HTML and JavaScript where you it or even dynamically specify your marker icons by adding marker animation and much more.

  • Create customised map markers

    When the marker is placed on your GPS maps, you have full control over the icon which is used. You can dynamically specify each of the markers according to the data source and use custom titles, animation, images, JavaScript, etc. to convey the information about the corresponding record-all within an easy to use property selections.

  • Create customisable info boxes and bubble callouts

    You will be able to set an expression to customise what will be shown when a user hovers over a marker. As well you will be able to add custom HTML and JavaScript to the information box which is displayed when someone has clicked on the marker. Within the HTML you can include placeholders which can incorporate data from the record.