I have always used Google Maps for navigation and then I thought what if you could have just directions app as a standalone app and then if you could access it quickly it would be very convenient. That how this idea was conceived
What it does
It uses the Google Maps Places API and the Google Maps Directions API to compute a closest route to a destination.
How we built it
We used the two Google Maps API's, the Directions API and Places API. We used react with Vite and a react package for Google Maps called the
Challenges we ran into
We struggled to implement clearing of the AutoComplete control functionality that comes with Google Maps SDK. That can be improved to be developer friendly.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We managed to deploy a working prototype to Firebase that is accessible via the internet.
What we learned
We learned a lot about customizing maps and add layers to maps in Google Maps Platform
What's next for Directions Calculator
We want to do a flutter app that uses these ideas and but as a cross platform phone app that we can put in the marketplaces.
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