I’ve been playing with the Google Maps API this afternoon, and it looks pretty good. I’ve knocked-up a stockist map for Cardtastic. (For those who don’t know me, Cardtastic is a greeting card company run by my partner, Helen.)
One problem encountered was performance is bad when adding lots of markers, we’re only adding about 180 markers to the map, and my browser kept alerting that a script was running slowly and asking if I wanted to abort it or continue. Not ideal.
I’ve worked around it by adding a little time between adding the markers to the map so the browser catch its breath again. I’ve also grown to quite like the gimmicky animated effect while stockists start popping-up all over the country!