blaubo and microtyp – the next level of google maps?

Posted: September 30, 2009 by passionateleader in adrenalina, Buzz, Creative, Design, Marketing
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Have you heard of either blaubo.com or microtyp.org?

Don’t worry if you haven’t. Until recently we hadn’t either. That’s why we wanted to share the newest and creative ways that users are innovating on Google Maps API’s (applications) – (you know when you’re lost, and need to look up something…you tend to look it up on Google Maps, at least we do.) – and taking them to the next level.

When you go to Blaubo design, you’re greeted by a collage of small screen shots of different websites. It’s layout is interesting and non-traditional. Once you are there you’ll quickly see that Blaubo is portfolio of various websites and quick links that will redirect you, if you select one of them. The cool things about this is how the designer is using the Google Maps application in order to let you the user either zoom in or out, move left or right, or even simply just grab the page and drag it around. Check it out and play around with the page. You’ll understand.

Similar to Blaubo, Microtyp.org is another neat example of how Google Maps API’s (applications) are growing beyond simple map display use. Designer Markus Dressen lets you grab, drag and snoop around his desk on the website, which is a collage of his favorite books. It shows that the API can also be used to pan around large images as well. Maybe we’ll have to find a way to display our creative portfolio like this.

What do you think?

Also, as a side note, if you haven’t noticed both sites are “powered by Google.” There’s a little caption on the bottom of each page. Great way for Google to endorse and leverage its brand without splashing its name all over the websites.

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Comments
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