There are millions of applications in the app marketplaces, and a huge amount of them are using the Google Maps APIs – especially those connected with navigation and searching for great locations. Not many developers are acquainted with the benefits of signed-in maps deployed to the application: with their help, users can customize Google Maps, synchronizing them with their Google account. After that, they can pinpoint all their favorite places on the map included to your арp. Adding new layers of information to the map (like showing locations of the nearest stores) gives a possibility to your customers to add these locations to their own maps and after that, they will see these locations on their Google Maps on other devices.
How it comes when applied? For example, your site gives sensitive traveling tips together with locations of great hotels. With the help of the signed-in map, the user will be able to add a location of the selected hotel to his own Google account, and it will be supplied by the link to your site. As a result, the user will be motivated to return to your site for more interesting and useful information.
How to deploy signed-in maps to your app?
The whole process is simple as it is: selection of the particular location with a query string will combine the location with a certain place in the Google’s database of places. When looking through the saved locations, the user will be able to distinguish those added with the help of your site as it will be accompanied with the link back to your service. Take into consideration that the location that the user is adding to his favorites should be listed in the Google’s database of places.
Developers’ pieces of advice how to simplify the work with signed-in maps
It is preferable to use the place ID instead of a query string as it guarantees the uniqueness of the place’s identification. To get more detailed explanations how to work with a place ID, look through this guide.
Do not forget to use attribution for the saved markers; otherwise, there will be no links back to your site, and the whole point of this operation will be missed.
If there is no need for you to work with many pinpointed markers on the map, it would be better to use the SaveWidget tool to show one location.