MDA Release: Google Maps package and the Shine Time package

We would like to announce the immediate availability of two new packages – the Google Maps package and the Shine Time package.

The Google Maps package (see package in action)

The Morfik GoogleMaps package provides an effortless means of dramatically enhancing user experience and is based on the Google Maps API V3.  It contains a widget that displays an interactive Google map (Fig.1).  The Google Maps API is supported through additional classes that allow the creating of Markers, Polylines, Polygons, Directions, Geocoding and more.

Figure 1. The Google Maps package in action

This package also comes with three “how to…” projects that explain in detail how to employ directions, geocoding, markers, configure maps and more. A live demo is available here.

The Shine Time package (see package in action)

The Morfik Shine Time package contains a widget that uses a number of the built-in Morfik graphic transitions to create flyover effects for thumbnail images as seen at

The primary difference between the Morfik version and the Addy Osmani one is that the Morfik implementation has the advantage of not relying on an external JavaScript file. The code in the package is also a good introduction to utilizing the native Morfik image transition effects (Fig. 2).

Figure 2. The Shine Time package in action

A potential use for the ShineTimeItem is as a fancy menu item or an image button. A live demo is available here.

3 Responses to “MDA Release: Google Maps package and the Shine Time package”

January 22nd, 2017
pstgi says:

I would like to see a version of the package that supports any WMS image server based on OGC standards. Requirement would be a URL for the image service along with parameter name/value pairs. 🙂

pstgi says:

Great package. Tried it on my iPad but received an error that it couldn’t load the site because of too many redirects.

Loris Luise says:

Well done, awesome components!

But… Google Maps, due to licensing, is not freely usable on commercial sites / applications. It may be necessary to apply for a license and, as far as i know, it’s not cheap. So… why not to focus on OpenLayers / OpenStreetMap?

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