Remember Yahoo Geocities? Boy I do! Long, long time ago when I played the "MMORPG" Meridian 59 I built up a simple website for our Guild. You couldn't do anything particularly fancy on Geocities then but we didn't need anything fancy we just needed some space to put up our guild info and have a forum.
June of last year he showed us a "Simple" collaboration example using Google Maps, Flex 2, Flash Media Server, and Ajax.
Ted teased us on February 9th with an announcement of some soon to be released components but didn't tell us what they were (didn't even give us a hint). Well today the news has been released and I must say it's good news, especially after hearing that they were moving away from Flex 1.5 to Ajax back in December.
Now we will be able to integrate Yahoo! Maps into out Flash/Air apps using the pure goodness of AS3 instead of an Ajax bridge.
Here are a few of the key features (from Teds post):
- Geocoding API - Turn a string address into coordinates (latlong)
- Traffic - Get traffic
- Directions - Get Directions between points
- Local Search - Search a map for points of interest
- Widgets - Simple widgets to control the maps
The api can be found on the developer network.
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