17 days ago

Great work everyone!

Thank you all for participating in the Google Maps Platform Hackathon! 

It is amazing to see all of the great projects you built with Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs. We have started reviewing projects and are already wowed with the creativity and effort. Congratulations on all of your hard work!

We would love to hear from you about your experience with the hackathon. If you have a few moments, please complete the below feedback form:

Hackathon Participant Questionnaire

We will be back with the winner’s announcement on December 5th.

Congratulations again!


21 days ago

Final call for submissions

Only 3 days left to enter your submission to the Google Maps Platform Hackathon! 

Submissions are due November 14, 2022 @ 5 PM ET. 

 Submission checklist: 

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Did you build an application that uses at least two Google Maps Platform APIs or SDKs?
  • Did you provide a GitHub code repository for your project that is public and open source?
  • Did you provide a URL and instructions for the judges to test the project (.apk file, user credentials, public site URL, etc.)? This should not require cloning your repository.
  • Did…

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25 days ago

Submission Checklist: Do you have everything?

There is just one week left to enter your submission to the Google Maps Platform Hackathon. Submissions are due November 14, 2022 @ 5 PM ET. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. Make sure all of your teammates are invited and have accepted their invitations! 

 Submission checklist: 

After reviewing the first few submissions we want to highlight a few requirements so that you don’t miss anything that would make your project ineligible.

  • Did you build an application that uses at least two Google Maps Platform APIs or SDKs?
  • Did you provide a GitHub code…

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about 1 month ago

How will you show off your project?

There are less than 3 weeks remaining in Google Maps Platform Hackathon. Be sure to submit your project by November 14, 2022 @ 5 PM ET

 

Start your submission now 

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that you have all the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. 

Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission

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about 2 months ago

How is your project coming?

Have you been able to check off any more of the planning prep boxes?

   Reviewed the requirements

   Organized and set time aside for building

   Brainstormed what to build

   Built, deployed and tested project

   Finished submission video and other requirements

   Submitted the project on Devpost

There are just under 4 weeks remaining in Google Maps Platform Hackathon. Submissions are due November 14, 2022 @ 5 PM ET. 

Good Luck!


about 2 months ago

Prizes, Prizes, and more Prizes!

If building a project with Google Maps Platform wasn’t enough incentive for you, here’s a reminder of the prize potential for eligible submissions:

Overall Prizes:

  • $5,000 for the Best Map Customization
  • $5,000 for the Most Creative User Experience
  • $5,000 for the Best Data Visualization
  • $5,000 for the Most Mobile Friendly
  • $1,000 for four (4) Honorable Mentions

The winning projects also get a virtual coffee with a Google Maps Platform team member and promotion of your hackathon project, subject to Google’s discretion.

This list, along with an important note on multiple prize eligibility, can be found on the hackathon site page

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about 2 months ago

New Google Maps Platform capabilities and demos

Have you heard the news? Google Maps Platform recently announced new capabilities that you will soon be able to incorporate into your project. 

 

Advanced Markers for JavaScript
  • Advanced Markers helps you create highly customized, faster performance markers that provide a richer user experience, showcase your brand and save developer time and resources. Now available in Preview.

 

New Routes API: more informative and flexible routes
  • Routes API enables you to provide more informative and flexible routes for your users, and improves ETA accuracy. The Routes API provides new advanced features including 2-wheel routes for motorbikes, tolls data, visualizing real-time…

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2 months ago

Have you started?

No time like the present to start thinking about your Google Maps Platform Hackathon project. 

 

Have you checked off any of the planning prep boxes?

 Reviewed the requirements

Organized and set time aside for building

Brainstormed what to build

Built, deployed and tested project

Finished submission video and other requirements

Submitted the project on Devpost

A little planning can go a long way toward a winning project. Check out our full list of Tips for Planning Your Project.

 

Looking for more help? 

The Resources Tab and the Google Maps Platform developer Discord community are ready for you…

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2 months ago

Build complete solutions in just a few clicks

Customize and deploy location-based experiences like Locator Plus and Address Selection.

Play around with Quick Builder to get a sense of how you can customize and deploy with the Google Maps Platform. 

Roll out with a click in minutes

Export ready-to-use code with a click of a button. Copy to your clipboard, export to JSFiddle, or embed with a single link. Plus, you can create, save, and edit multiple instances of your Quick Builder projects, right from the Google Cloud Console.

Try Quick Builder

 


3 months ago

Find your solution

Google Maps Platform provides real-world insights and location solutions to your web and mobile applications. 

In this hackathon we invite you to use at least two Google Maps Platform APIs in at least one of the ways below.

Map Customization

Use Cloud-based map styling to create custom map styles with real-time updates across all devices and platforms. The new Cloud-based map styling makes it easy to tailor experiences for specific industries or customer needs with hundreds of customization types.

See examples and more details about how to customize your map.

Data Visualization

Let data tell a unique story. Help make…

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