[osflash] Q: Flash and Google API
a.bos9 at chello.nl
Thu Jul 19 19:48:51 EDT 2007
If you want to customize the look and feel and/or want to go for an easy
integration definitely go for the flash component.
If however you also have a lot of HTML content that needs to be integrated /
indexed by google etc. You could go for a dhtml solution. Main page with
flash embed and a iframe for the map/html content. And then resize the
components (iframe / flash movie) with script according to the content.
BTW You can't just overlay the flex with an iframe as is seen on the web
I used the last solution lately (flex and maps) and used iframes to display
the map / other html. The solution is more code intensive and you need to
interface) to display on the maps in the iframe)
Another interesting point is the licence of google maps. As far as I know
the licence is clear and states that you're only allowed to use the maps
blocked....'I guess making an flash component that uses their images is a
good example of not using their public api ... maybe I'm wrong...
And it seems kinda logical... Suppose I make a crappy component with lots of
bugs in flash that uses the google interface etc. than the little google
logo in associated with bad functionality. Bad for google's image. An other
way is also bad. If you make a component that uses the google images then
you can also leave the google logo out and the licence inf etc... Also bad
for google. Great component based on their images but you can't tell it's
(BTW I didn't mean the afcomponent is bad, it's great actually..., but I can
imagine that google doesn't want to give control away...)
So the first option wasn't an option for our rather big commercial site...
Too risky with licence...
Hope this helps a bit...
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Verzonden: donderdag 19 juli 2007 22:46
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Onderwerp: Re: [osflash] Q: Flash and Google API
What type of components do you think you will be needing?
On Jul 18, 2007, at 2:50 PM, moveup at mac.com wrote:
> Starting a major project using the Google API and flash but not
> decided yet on the best approach.
> Figure I can eityher use
> 1) the free component from afcomponents.com
> Can anyone offer me a recommendation?
> I'll need to have full control over cistomizing/skinning the zoom/
> pan controls as well as the pop-up windows.
> And performance and load times are also a concern.
> Thanks in advance
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