Sunday, October 22, 2006

googlemap api and craigslist

It's the right season to find an apartment again ;-) this time I am mainly using craigslist to look for apartment. Fortunately, most rentals have a google map link, but after a while, it becomes really difficult to keep track an interest list.

For a while I want to try the goolgemap API and this is the right time to do so, it turns out the API is really handy. I need to register a googlemap API account, after I just need follow some javascript code examples in googlemap homepage, in less than 2 hours I can conveniently compare interesting apartments through the nice google map interface.

I still need manually populate craigslist information into my small application -- it would be great if craigslist have a built-in function to create a "my bookshelf" kind of service.