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Google Adds Smart Scrolling To Mobile Maps – iProgrammer

Users are more likely to be viewing websites on mobile devices than on a desktop or laptop. The Google developers have been working on changes to the way maps react when users scroll: Mobile web users often get frustrated when trying to scroll the page, but an embedded map captures their swipe and pans the map instead. Until now, all touch gestures have panned or zoomed the map, but you can now set the control to prevent user gestures from panning or zooming the map.

Key Takeaways:

  • Google has given developers more control over the way scrolling is handled on sites with embedded maps.
  • This does not extend to changing the gesture handling mode for Street View; these options only affect the way gestures are handled by the map.
  • all touch gestures have panned or zoomed the map, but you can now set the control to prevent user gestures from panning or zooming the map.

“Google has given developers more control over the way scrolling is handled on sites with embedded maps.”

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/145-mapping-a-gis/10273-google-adds-smart-scrolling-to-mobile-maps.html