Friday, March 11, 2011

Own Maps - remove collaborator issue

Today we got an interesting report about the own.maps feature on gmaps.
If you create a private map at own maps You're able to invite others.

But if you like to remove someone from list "collaborators" it doesn't work. He will be able to view and edit this map and he will also be shown at list "collaborators" after a short time/browser refresh.
So removing someone from Collaborators-list doesn't work as it should do.

Workaround:
Create a new map and import the old data via URL. Just copy url from "View in Google Earth" from original map and insert into URL-field.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chrome new stable release with performance improvements

Google's Chrome browser got a new stable release with performance improvements from last beta.
Also some changes on user interface are now available for public. Chrome now synchronizes passwords and bookmarks across computers.
For security current chrome uses a sandbox-model to integrate flash player.

You can find the official informations about current stable release of chrome here.

Google instant preview goes mobile android and iphone

Today Google makes instant preview available for mobile platforms.
It's official supported for android and iphone.
You will find a small icon right next to your results to show preview.

You can find the official Google informations here

Places Error during verification request

Currently there seems to be an issue during verification process on German google places.
Error message:
Systemfehler
Leider k├Ânnen wir Ihre Anforderung momentan nicht bearbeiten. Bitte versuchen Sie es in ein paar Minuten noch einmal.

This error message will come up if you try to request an verification pin.

First I was thinking it's an problem of a single user account. But more and more users are reporting about same issue.
Hope it will be fixed as soon as possible because at the moment it's not possible to create new business entries in Germany on google places.

Update:
Trent Carlyle was tweeting that he could update and verify ownership. Also someone has send a comment at Mike Blumenthal's Post that it's working now. Hope it's still working now for all users and countries longer than only a few hours or days.

Update:
Today we got a feedback from Google at german maps forum. This error seems to be fixed.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spinatmensch goes blogger!

Welcome to my personal blog.
Hope to find some time to keep it up to date with new informations and interesting links about things I'm interested in like Google Maps/Places, PHP programming and other pretty cool stuff.