Maps for Mobile Viewing: A Map Overlay Feature with UI In Mind

by Emily E. Steck

Maps for Mobile Viewing: A Map Overlay Feature with UI In Mind

How much do you hate it when you’re scrolling within an interactive map instead of scrolling down the page? As much as we love our mobile devices, sometimes it’s a real pain to use your phone instead of a computer when looking at maps. First world problems, we know, but we came up with something to solve this. 

We’ve added an overlay prompt so your readers won’t accidentally scroll through the interactive Google Maps and get lost from the places you want to view. Excite! A simple call to action to View Map in Fullscreen immerses the viewer in the map experience without feeling like they’re fighting with the user interface. It looks like this:

Quietly Mobile Overlay & Call to Action

And once you tap the screen, it presents you with a map carousel (in fullscreen, obviously) where you’ll be able to blissfully breeze through the locations and their details.

Quietly Mobile Map View

We think this map overlay feature is pretty special and thinking of a future with mobile (and user-friendliness) in mind. Don’t believe us? Check this blog post out on mobile to see this list in action.

An Insiders Cheat Sheet for Dublin

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Native Dubliner Eloise O’Riordan is passionate about travel

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    The International for Jazz and comedy

  • Live Music: Cobblestone's

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    Cobblestone’s for traditional Irish music

  • Pub: The Stag's Head

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    The Stag's Head Pub located in the Upper Kirby District in Houston, Texas is one of the most traditional English pubs in Houston serving the best pub food available.

  • Pub: Toner's

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  • Pub: The Long Hall

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    Description: Casual Pub. The Long Hall is on Geroges Street and basically is a long hall. 

  • Pub: The Gravediggers' Pub

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  • Breakfast/Brunch: Avoca Cafe

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    Avoca is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world's oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland's most exciting stores and food markets.

  • Caffe: Brother Hubbard

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    A small, owner-run, independent café on dublin’s capel street.

  • Breakfast/Brunch: The Cake Café

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    An oasis in the city centre.

  • Breakfast/Brunch: Queen of Tarts

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  • Lunch: Madina Desi Curry

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    Madina for great Indian curry

  • Lunch: Fallon & Byrne Deli

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    Fallon & Byrne Deli for yummy food on the go

  • Lunch: Green 19

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    Green 19 for cheap and tasty dishes

  • Lunch/Dinner: Cornucopia

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    Cornucopia for wholesome vegetarian meals

  • Lunch/Dinner: Rotana

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    Rotana for delicious Lebanese

  • Lunch/Dinner: Govinda's

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     Govindas for huge helpings of healthy veggie food

  • Lunch/Dinner: 777

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    Great Mexican food and cocktails

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Screenshots taken on an iPhone 5c.

Image Credit: Megan via Flickr

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