Google has some really cool toys when it comes to extending functionality on your website or web application. The Google Maps family of APIs allows you to add really interesting and powerful functionality to your website. With the Piotnet Form Builder and the APIs available on the Google Cloud Platform, you can do some really powerful stuff. You’ll need a few things from the Google API toolkit, including the Maps, Places, and Distance matrix APIs.
In this video, I’ll show you how to build a very simple form on your website and by using some of the Google Maps APIs available on the Google Maps platform along with the Address autocomplete fields to turn your form into a basic fare calculator, or anything you can think of to apply this to, for that matter.