View Full Version : Easy Phone App Builder Which Supports Embedded Google Maps

05-17-2011, 01:53 AM

Our company is working on a project where we will have several exhibits throughout a park. We'd like to make phone app which will provide the user with information about each artist, a photo of them, and hopefully an interactive GoogleMap which will show them where each artist's work is located.

We tried working with GBCTour, but they said they've been unable to code GoogleMaps into their interface.

We do not have much experience working on phone apps so we are looking for a simple interface that will do most of the coding/compatibility for us.

Does anyone have any suggestions which we could pursue?

Thank you in advance!

05-18-2011, 12:47 AM
There are two kinds of phone "apps".

The iPhone (iPad, iPod) Native apps ... these are written especially for those phones,
are downloaded into the phone, usually approved by Apple. Sometimes free, sometimes pay.
I suppose the same thing applies to the Android phones. Apps programmed just for them.

Online apps ... these are basically web pages, and interaction designed specifically
for small screens, cell phones, PDA's, iPods, iPhones ... the "apps" are web sites that
the user visits ... sized for their phone. An example of this is: http://m.flickr.com/

So, you'll be looking at online apps (that's my guess).
Now, you have some other choices ... an app like flickr mobile, that is pretty much
a CSS/XHTML type of layout, or a more interactive design using JQuery
or jQTouch: http://jqtouch.com/

Here's an example of the jQTouch type of interface: http://www.meseim.com/mobile

You should really view those examples using a mobile phone, or iPod (not your desktop PC).

Once you determine what you will use to construct your app, you'll be getting into
the Google Map V3 part of it. I would focus on everything except the Google Map
until you get it all layed out. THEN, you can get into the Google Map part.

Give me the location of your park (GPS coordinates or link to a Google Map), and I
can give you an example of how to use that on a web page. The rest of it ...
layout, graphics, content, etc.... you'll have to figure out while I experiment with
your park map.


05-18-2011, 07:47 PM

Thank you for your informative reply!

I now understand that we are looking for "Online Apps"

I would love to see an example of the GoogleMap and appreciate your willingness to assist! The coordinates are: 37.807226, -122.431739

I will start looking through the JQTouch script you gave me in the meantime.

Again I really appreciate your assistance with this!

05-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Just for clarification ....
This is the location you gave:

Is that correct? Is it a building, or is it the green grass area nearby?


05-18-2011, 10:42 PM
It is going to be the building area and the piers that extend out into the water.

thank you!

05-19-2011, 03:28 AM
rsantamarina ...

I PM'd you with a message. You can view it from the "Private Messages" link
at the top right of this page (under the welcome message).


08-13-2011, 12:51 PM
I would be interested to know more about it is there a website I can checkout?