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 @react-google-maps/api

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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