HOnza

Google Maps becoming affordable

Discussion created by HOnza on Jun 9, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2018 by JohnSindelar

Since the introduction of WebViewer, Google Maps were quite popular in FileMaker solutions. What many FileMaker developers have missed though is that in most cases they were using Google Maps API illegally and Google could ban their API key or IP address from accessing the feature at any time.

 

What many FileMaker developers may have missed though is that in most cases they were using Google Maps API illegally and Google could ban their API key or IP address from accessing the feature at any time.

 

That all belongs to the past now. Google is changing the pricing, effective from July 16th. The good is that it now becomes more affordable for small businesses. the bad is that they are closing and locking the door. In plain English, if Google does not have your credit card number, your API key will start failing on the July 16th, 2018. And API calls without API key will start failing as soon as on June 11th.

 

Read more details about it in the article I have just published on the 24U's blog.

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