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Let me answer some of your questions and then I'll talk about some pitfalls with an example. Could this confuse the user? Will he start looking for other places on this map? A map widget will not confuse a user. It will offer more clarity to the user on how to find your shop, look for things to do near your shop and other local facilities and ...


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Could this confuse the user ? Will he start looking for other places on this map ? Expect him to look for other places, but he will also likely be expecting not to find them. Usually this means he'll zoom out/drag a bit and then having done so, either get out of the map or stop looking altogether. Try provide an easy way to 'get back to where the ...


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You might find that getting the zoom level for the map is awkward depending on how dense the streets of the town or city are, so would be good to let the user change this (pinch to zoom etc). However it could be solved just by showing a interactive map with just that pin on it if the user taps the map. Another small thing is handling how the user might get ...


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I must admit that after further explanations Alexey Kolchenko offered a better solution for the specific case. So in case you can work with Google Maps API and build your own dynamic map rather than rely on Google Map creation tool you could have a solution like this: And he offers the following points as advantages which I agree with all of them: Clear ...


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Typical mobile development and UI best practices are to show detail, then allow users to select. In your case, tap once for details, then a button to select it would be visible and upon tapping would select the item in question. Because that provides clarity. Alternatives include setting a shortcut tap to enter immediately (it depends on how users enter ...



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