November 29, 2005
Google Maps has implemented a much requested feature, draggable maps, into the Google Maps API. The feature has long been a part of the Google Maps site, but now developers can provide draggable maps for their users--and retrieve the results.
Location information sharing has become a quick and easy way for people to effortlessly let friends or family know where they, where to meet or even how far away they are from a particular destination. For those with an ever-increasing mobile lifestyle, this kind of functionality can prove to be quite useful. Glympse is one of these location information tools that uses a dynamic map to update a user's whereabouts in real time. Glympse also provides the Glympse API that may be interesting to developers who want to include real time location sharing in their applications or websites.