The website uses both facebook connect and Google maps api's.
Facebook connect is used to enable facebook users to login and use the member site without the need to register.
facebook comments is also used as a way to promote the website.
With over 24,000 markers the website has the concept of views. A user can look at the accommodation, beach, activities, shop or services view. When they then click on a marker they get the complete local area.
Search functions allow to search globally by text or to jump to a location.
Photo Map (Panoramio API)
Added a new photo map that places Panoramio photos onto a Google Map. As well as the Photo Map the lower level detail pages also show a list of pictures for the map. As you move the map the picture automatically refresh.
We are still in the populating stage. Accommodation has a worldwide coverage but other categories are being increased daily and now cover a lot of European areas and some in Asia.
If you know of a good beach why not just enter it and start us in your area, all help appreciated.