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Re: Google Maps URL Scheme

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:26:05 +0100
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A5F25FFC-999B-447D-8B3A-A6DFD9625DD2@hoplahup.net>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>


Le 14 déc. 2012 à 08:10, Karl Dubost a écrit :

> Talking about Architecture of the Web and proliferation of URL schemes :(
> Google has decided to create yet another URL schemes.
> 	comgooglemaps
>> In Google Maps URL Scheme - Google Maps SDK for iOS — Google Developers
>> At https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/ios/urlscheme
>> 
>> You can use the comgooglemaps URL scheme to launch 
>> the Google Maps app for iPhone and perform searches, 
>> direction requests, and display map views. When you launch 
>> Google Maps your bundle identifier is automatically sent as part of the request.

Interesting. The advantage for them is that they can ensure proprietary linking... 
I wonder if that is something everyone wants but it's clear at least (using this basically means you want a vendor lock-in!).
(in the current situation on iOS, it seems desired by users).

I wonder, however, how much of this could be brought (back?) to the geo URL which is only slowly supported.
All parameters there make sense for just about any other mapping system.

paul
Received on Friday, 14 December 2012 07:27:07 GMT

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