Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Google Mashups Made Easier

'Mark a map location, add some text, send to friends.'

That's all it takes to use 'Pin in the map', a free service from Eden Development launched today which allows everyone to easily send a map link to their friends, with their own info attached. They can also use the service to add a professional location link to their business website.

Created by the author of Google Earth's popular 'Transparent Clouds' plugin, Pin in the map combines the phenomenal power of Google's mapping service with a foolproof three-step interface.

This makes it easier than ever before to pinpoint locations and to share them with contacts. The pins never expire and ensure that those with the link can find the pin whenever they need to.

Business owners can opt for a 'premium pin', allowing them to place a customized link directly on their web page showing their customers where to find them. Future versions of the software promise a premium pin service allowing business promotion on a site listing.

'Pin in the map was designed for the simple reason that we discovered we needed it,' said Eden Development's founder, Chris Parsons. 'Before this, we were forever printing out maps to write on, and or marking the exact location on a map in a paint program.

'After plenty of frustration, we thought, 'There must be a better way to do this!' And now there is.'

Try out the service at http://pininthemap.com

via eMediaWire