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This article was published on August 12, 2014

Google is turning off its Maps API for Flash on September 2, asks developers to migrate to JavaScript Maps API

Google is turning off its Maps API for Flash on September 2, asks developers to migrate to JavaScript Maps API Image by: Justin Sullivan
Emil Protalinski
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Google today announced it is turning off the Google Maps API for Flash on September 2, 2014. The move is in line with the three-year deprecation period: the API was officially deprecated on September 2, 2011.

In other words, developers who haven’t moved on now don’t have a choice. Google is encouraging anyone with an app that uses the old API to migrate their code to version 3 of the Google Maps JavaScript API.

Google Maps API Community Support

See alsoGoogle Maps Embed API lets developers generate HTML snippets for including maps in their own websites and Google launches Google Maps Engine API for enterprises doing big data mapping

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