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Seek and destroy 1.0 Release

SeekAndDestroyLogoThe ajax locator package I’ve been working on the last couple of freedom fridays is available as a package on our.umbraco.org today Smile

If you haven’t seen it in action make sure to check out this quick preview video.

Here is a quick overview of it’s features

Dashboard control

It features a dashboard control (in the developer section) that can install the google maps datatype, add a new property of that type to your doc type(s) and then geocode existing content based on the address you have stored. So you should be up and running in a couple of minutes (even if you don’t have any coordinates on your content documents yet).

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Fully Customizable AJAX Locator control

By inserting the macro you have a working locator in a couple of clicks but of course it’s output is fully customizable just by updating the Partial View Macro File associated with the Macro. So you can tailor it to your needs! If you want custom google map markers check out (http://www.webiconset.com/map-icons/ and http://www.cycloloco.com/shadowmaker/shadowmaker.htm)

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More

The locator control includes some nice features, it loads a default location based on the users IP address, you can set it in street view mode and there is also a directions mode.

Download

So the package is available for download on http://our.umbraco.org/projects/developer-tools/seek-and-destroy

If you are interested in the sourcecode that’s available on github

Please not that since this pacakge uses an UmbracoAPIController you’ll need at least Umbraco v6.1 to run this package

5 Comments so far

  1. Dimitri on August 9th, 2013

    Thanks for making this! It’s a very good idea!!
    By the way, you might want to check on our.umbraco to make sure that the zip file is the main package. The download button sends out a text file, and I guess that that’s why downloads stay at 0 :)

  2. Tim Geyssens on August 9th, 2013

    @Dimitri, thanks should download the correct package now :)

  3. fergus on September 2nd, 2013

    this looks great! - How easy is it to alter the templates/display to affect the way the search results are displayed? venue images/etc

  4. Tim Geyssens on September 11th, 2013

    @Fergus as easy as updating html/js

  5. Scott Sandbakken on October 24th, 2018

    Will this package work on Umbraco 7?

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