Finally! A Google Maps API for Flex

I once built a Flex application that did a cool mapping of an object in transit. (Due to NDA reasons, I can’t say much more than that.) So of course, I use the Yahoo! Maps API for ActionScript because… well it was the only API available for Flex development and I only had a couple days to put it together.

The client loved the application with one exception. They wanted it to use Google Maps. Ugh! I managed to getting working but it was not fun. I also sent a request to Google to create an API.

Google has listened, because yesterday they released a Flex API. Where was it a year ago when I needed it. Google Code ActionScript API

About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.