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Get yourself on the Map(s) with this new Google Maps challenge!

By wwwtc In Uncategorized

Posted December 11th, 2014

We’re launching our first Google Maps contest – show us your Map and App chops!

You’ll be blazing a [topcoder] trail on Google Maps with your submission, show us your mad Google Platform skills. The Google Maps API and Cloud Platform are made for each other and are RIPE for your creative submissions, leverage the natural synergy between these Google Platform systems. The contest starts Thursday, December 11th and is an exciting payout of $1,300 for first place, $500 for second place and these bonuses:

  • If you can submit qualified submission in Friday – You will get 20% bonus.
  • If you can submit qualified submission in Saturday – You will get 10% bonus.

Let’s Go: Fast Mobile Google Map Store Locator >>

This contest is to build a Store Locator Application in Google Maps API and Google App Engine (you can even throw in a bit of Cloud SQL as well if you want or need to).

Let your submission take us on a journey that includes showing the user’s location on a map with the nearest store locations easily identifiable. The user should be able to open the application and see all the stores on a map and be able to zoom in and out to see more or less details and finally, click on a specific store for additional detail.

We’re looking for a responsive, mobile-friendly and interactive experience that provides an engaging user experience: simple and elegant is best. As a bonus, plan for scalability, your submission could form the base for subsequent additional challenges. Get started with Google Material Design and the provided data set, or start from your own happy place.