Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Geo APIs: Speedy Maps




When you're developing for the web, every last second counts. The ever-present "back" button can sometimes be a developer's worst nightmare: a fraction of a second can be the difference between the user engaging with your content, and abandoning your site before it finishes loading.

Speed is something that Google takes very seriously; in fact, “Fast is better than slow” is ingrained in our company philosophy of Ten things we know to be true. It’s not just loading the page that needs to be fast; the interactive content of the page needs to be fast too. Only when the content is fast and fluid can your users fully immerse themselves.

In Speedy Maps,  dove into some of the techniques you can use when developing your site to make it really fly. Also talk about some of the lessons we’ve learned while developing the Maps API, and how  used our learnings to improve the maps experience on both mobile and desktop browsers.




Watch the video of the talk to discover some of the techniques you can use on your site to make it fast. You should also check out http://code.google.com/speed/ – the home of all Google’s speedy resources.

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