A few days ago I was planning a road trip with my roommates for spring break and we weren't sure where we could stop on they way to our destination.
What it does
It uses Google Maps to display a route when the user enters a starting and ending location. Then it plots markers along the route of the nearest hotels, attractions, and restaurants. These all have descriptions provided by the TripAdvisor API.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Gathering the coordinates along the path, rather than just the first and last locations. Changing the markers on the map from the traditional Google markers.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Getting the points along the route functioning.
What I learned
I learned how to use the Google API and tie in the TripAdvisor API to create a custom map.
What's next for Roadies
User selection for the type of locations they want to see (restaurants, hotels, or attractions).