How To Enhance Location Aware Apps with Google’s Directions Service

In my previous blog post, I talked about how we can use HTML 5 GeoLocation capabilities to build location aware applications with JAXRS and MongoDB at the backend. Today, we will extend the LocalJobs application we built in that blog post with Google’s Direction Service. It is recommended that you first read my previous post and then continue with this blog entry. The Directions Web Service allows applications to obtain Driving, Bicycling, and Walking directions through an XML/JSON REST interface. All of the features of the Map API v3 Directions service are supported, including “avoid highways”, “avoid tolls”, and waypoint optimisation.To see the application in action, just go to http://localjobs1-t20.rhcloud.com/. Enter skills such as java , php , mongodb , etc. and press the “Find Jobs” button. The Browser will then ask you to allow the application to use your computer’s location. Click on “allow” and you will see results as shown below:

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