[Plugin: The Events Calendar] Plain ol google maps VS google maps api? (5 posts)

  1. Shane Pearlman
    Modern Tribe
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We have had someone request we use the new google maps api as opposed to the plain ol open google maps. I would love community feedback on this issue.

    I could be swayed either way. Ultimately the question is: would you be willing to go get a google maps api key for your site if the map was nicer?

    Pro's Vs Cons

    Plain Old Gmaps:
    * no api key needed for your site
    * only english
    * older ui look
    * terms of use etc...

    Gmaps Api:
    * have to get a n api for your site and put it in the admin panel
    * translatable (so I'm told)
    * nicer looking and no random links on it


  2. kaj.johanson
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Absolutely Gmaps API. That alternative is far better. Google will develope that alternative much more.

    The trouble of getting an API is a problem ONE time. The problem with old UI look and not translateable is forever.

    Absolutely Gmaps API!

  3. enseignement
    Posted 6 years ago #

    GMaps API !!! Much better, especially if you go to internationalize the plugin.
    Would have more sense

  4. tlow87
    Posted 6 years ago #

    API for same reasons stated by Kaj.

  5. HorrorUK
    Posted 6 years ago #

    API for sure, for reasons already stated

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