After over 500 of you voted for an ActionScript 3 Maps API on the Developer Network Suggestion Board, we knew there was only one thing left to do: build it! So here it is: available immediately as part of Yahoo! Flash Platform, the native and complete ActionScript 3 Maps API.
Here's a look at just a few of the API features:
- Lightning fast tile engine
- Base size of under 30 Kb
- Multiple built-in widgets for zooming, panning and changing the map type.
- Support for complex custom Markers
- Geocoding (Mapping addresses to latitude/longitude)
- Local search
The list can go on, but wouldn't it be better to see the API in action? Here is a screencast by Allen Rabinovich (Yahoo! Flash Platform omniheurist), Zach Graves (the lead developer of the Maps component), and our very special guest, Ted Patrick (Flex Evangelist from Adobe Systems):
The AS3 Maps API comes complete with documentation and a number of examples. If you'd like to provide suggestions, comments or feedback, or show off a cool application you've built, please post on your ydn-flash group and who knows, we may feature your app here as well!