Updated on 06/06/2015 : SSW LinkAuditor uncovered a broken link in this post.
Recently I was set the challenge of creating an interactive map:
In order to test the usefulness of the idea described in the video seen above. I decided to create a light-weight prototype, with the following features:
- A day-night cycle
- Showing a push pin for each office that displays the current time in that office
- Mobile friendly
On a previous project, I used Bing maps and found it a slow and frustrating experience, Which left me with one burning question.
After scouring the internet and came across one hidden gem,
##Features that made Leaflet standout:
- No API Key
- Third-party plugins
- Wide range of browser supper
- Pins use standard HTML
Did you say plugins?
YES - Leaflet supports a wide range of the third party plugins that simplifies the addition commonly requested features. For example in my case displaying the day-night cycle.
Feel free to tweet me comments, feedback or questions to @ChrisBriggsy.