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With our powerful Places feature, you can add amazing lists of your business locations, a business directory (ie restaurants, etc), organizations, etc in your app. It will display all the places on a map, or, if the user opens the sheet of a particular location, he will be able to get the path and directions to the location, by walking or driving.

 

ADDING YOUR GOOGLE API KEY

Before you do anything, you must get your Google API Key. This is required for the Maps function in the app.

Click here for instructions on adding your Google API Key to your app (this is very important).

 

ADDING CATEGORIES

Categories help to organize your locations and helps with the search.

1) Click Features from the left-hand-side of the screen (or the middle of the screen).

2) Click Places (or whatever your Places feature is titled).

3) Click the Categories tab.

 

click the button to add a new Category.

Enter the appropriate information for your Category.  Enter a Name, Description, and Image.  We recommend using a 512×512 image for the Category image.

 

ADDING A PLACE

Click the Places tab.

To add a new Place, click the button.

 

Enter all of the appropriate information for your Place.

Enter an address for this location and/or its coordinates (The Google autocomplete option should help).

 

If you check the Display address checkbox, the address will be shown on the location page.

If you check the Display location button checkbox, it will display a button that will allow the user to see the path to this location.

You can also add additional features to the listing such as Videos, Images, etc. For more information on how to use these options click here.

When you’re done, click the Save button. Below is a demo page.

 

SETTINGS AND OPTIONS

Click the Settings and Options tab.

 

Default page

  • All places: will display nearby places ordered by distance (if GPS is available)
  • Categories: will display the categories, selecting a category will filter corresponding places

Distance unit

  • Kilometers
  • Miles

Default layout (default layout will apply to both categories/places but is a default on first load, user choice is then saved in the phone, and default will not erase it)

  • List

 

  • Two columns

 

  • Three columns

 

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