Visit us! with Google maps

Visit us! is a module that displays a styled Google Map to locate your business (store, office, restaurant,...and the nearest parkings): the visitor is geolocated and directions are proposed. Distance and travel time are displayed, as the travel steps. Even better, the visitor on the way to your business can refresh manually or automatically it's location (and the directions) so never to be lost.

Also add that, with the Visit us! business locator, you display your contact information and opening hours for each marker!

On a mobile, location and directions on the map can be refreshed after every visitor's move! Visitor can also launch its favorite turn-by-turn GPS navigation application.

 

Version: 2.1.0   Last Update: 06/05/2014   JoomlaJoomla! 2 5Joomla! 3 x   Demodemo.joomlamino.com

 

 Features

New! The Visit us! 2.1 allows now a large number of markers.  By improving the ease of use and by taking better account of the restrictions of Google maps, you can now insert a large number of markers to your maps.

New! The Visit us! 2.0 version allows now to display your business opening hours! A dynamic open/closed status is displayed too:  your website visitors know in a glance if your are open or closed now, and until when!

A question before visiting you? All your contact information are displayed too.


A large number of parameters are available in the module's administration panel to adapt the Visit us! map to your specific needs:

  • Flexible map size (width and height in pixels or percentage).
  • Enter and customize directly in the admin panel the markers you want to display.
  • For large number of markers, define them in a XML file easy to maintain.
  • Enter your Google Maps client ID to access the special features of Google Maps API for Business.
  • For each marker, define your contact information, opening hours and annual closing dates.
  • Customize the displayed opening hours board and open/closed dynamic status to fit your needs.
  • Use Google's colored symbol markers or uploaded custom image for your markers.
  • On desktop or mobile, geolocate your visitor.
  • Display its location in every case or only if the visitor is nearby your markers (you set the adapted distance in the admin panel).
  • Display all your markers or only the ones that are to a distance less than x km from your visitor's location.
  • Choose to set the center your map and the zoom level or to let the map fit to its markers bounds for an ideal display.
  • Display travel time and distance from your visitor's location to your business and the steps to arrive to you.
  • Display the directions text for the entire route.
  • Visitor can choose its travel mode: driving, transit, bicycling or walking and display more usefull information: traffic layer, transit plan or bicycle ways.
  • Manual or automatic geolocation (and associated directions) refresh : when the visitor moves, the map updates the visitor's geolocation in its mobile and the associated directions to your business. A visitor on his way to you never gets lost and always arrives to your business.
  • Visitor can select a marker and launch its favorite turn-by-turn navigation mobile application.
  • Visit us! fits to your website's design and displays a trendy map: you can easily define the colours of your map with Google Map's Styled Maps Wizard.
    Free styles are available on Snazzy Maps, a repository of different color schemes for Google Maps.
  • Manage all colors of the module from within the admin panel.

For more advanced customization, a bit of CSS will allow you to fully adapt the module display to your wishes.

 

Screenshots

With Visit us!, you display a styled Google maps in a few clicks, geolocate your website visitors and propose them dynamic directions to your business places.More than 40 parameters are available in the module admin panel to let you customize the Visit us! features on your website.With Goole maps Style maps wizard, it's very easy to adapt your map colors to your website design. Just copy the given code snippet and paste it in the Visit Us! admin panel.For each marker, you can define a description opening hours, contact informations...) that will be displayed in the info window.On mobile, visitor's geolocation can be refreshed manually or automatically after each move : it's easy to get to you! Visitor's can also launch its favorite navigation mobile application.Visitor's can display usefull information on the map : here the Google maps traffic layer is added.For each marker, visitors can display your contact information and business opening hours. In a glance, they know if your business is open or closed now, and until when.For each marker, visitors can display your contact information and business opening hours. In a glance, they know if your business is open or closed now, and until when.The modules administration panel let you easily enter your opening hours and annual closing dates for each marker.

 

Technical specifications

  • For Joomla 2.5 and 3.x.
  • Google maps JavaScript API v3.
  • Uses JQuery in no-conflict mode.
  • Multilingual support via Joomla languages files.

 

Installation & Documentation 

Refer to our Visit us! with Google maps Installation & User's guide (being drafted).

 

Support

24/24 hours and 7/7 days support at .

Problem resolution or a full refund.

Free 3 months updates.

 

Change log 

Version 2.1.0:

  • the directions text of the entire route route can now be displayed.
  • markers can be defined in a XML file.
  • Google maps client ID support.
  • minor bugs in administration panel of the module have been fixed.

Version 2.0.1:

  • marker's infowindows supports now HTML content (text, links, images, ...).
  • the number of markers is unlimited : let Google geocode your addresses (a timer is used to bypass Google's limitation) or geocode yourself your addresses and enter the longitude and the latitude for each marker.
  • minor bugs in administration panel of the module have been fixed.

Version 2.0:

  • the module displays now for each marker its contact information, opening hours, annual closing dates and a dynamic open/closed state. The module administration panel has been enriched to let you enter easily these informations.

Version 1.1:

  • the module administration panel enables now to enter and customize directly all your markers.

Version 1.0:

  • initial version.

 

Roadmap

  • Markers customization extension: more symbols, more parameters to define and place your marker images and the support of SVG markers.
  • Markers import feature via CSV, KML,... files to avoid manual enter of a lot of markers.

Do not hesitate to send us your wishes for this module: if they are relevant, we will make our best to implement them as quick as possible in a new updated version of  Visit us! with Google Maps.

 

Get it now for 29€

What will you receive on order? You will get a link to download a zipped package with the last version of Visit us! with Google Maps for Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x; then you simply install the extension as any other Joomla! extension.

Contact us by mail at  if you need more information before buying Visut us! for Joomla!.

 

30 days moneyback guarantee, if your extension is not working due to a bug or incompatibility with your site and we have not resolved it after contacting support.