by 546961
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This is a technical question related to Best Practices for building mobile websites.

I have an Android phone. Most of the time when I am at a mobile site and click on a "directions" link my navigation app opens up and handles it very seamlessly.

I want to create these types of links on the mobile websites I am building, but for the life of me i can't find any documentation to make it happen. Maybe I am just using the wrong search phrases...

How do you handle directions links in the mobile sites that you build?
#links #map #mobile
  • I make mobile apps with a wysiwyg, not to much different than mobile websites, I copy and paste addresses directly from Google, when people click the link on the app it prompts the navigation menu.

    I never really checked on any of my mobile sites, assumed it to be the same.

    Hope this helps,
    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author 546961
      Thanks for this feedback. Any idea whether a Google Maps link will launch a native GPS app on the iphone?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    I don't know what your navigation app does but I use Google Maps JavaScript API in my mobile website designs. Here are the reference links:

    Maps: https://developers.google.com/maps/d...cript/tutorial
    Directions: https://developers.google.com/maps/d...ipt/directions

    It is a little complicated but you need to get used to it if you want to use it properly.

    By the way, can you give a link to one of those sites you are talking about?
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