Irina Borozan

Irina is a software developer from Bucharest, Romania. She enjoys working on various programming projects. She likes spending her spare time reading, hiking, travelling, skating or playing tennis. She also blogs a bit. You can find her online in her home on the internet and on twitter.

How to use Google Maps Street View

Posted in Tutorials3 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

This is my fourth tutorial covering features of the Google Maps API v3. This time I will show you how to use the street view service. I have built an app for this tutorial, an interactive visit of Paris. You’ll be able to visit certain locations, walk through Paris or take virtual tours.

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Creating an Interactive Travel Map using the Google Maps API

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 47 Comments

This is my third tutorial on the Google Maps API v3. I’m going to show you how to use some other google maps features by building an interactive travel map. Everyone will be able to add new locations on the map and view the locations added by others. We will also be using MySQL databases to store the values of different locations so let’s get started.

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How to: Integrating Facebook in your Website

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 41 Comments

The Facebook JavaScript SDK, the one we will be using for our app, enables us to access all of the features of the Graph API via JavaScript, and it provides a rich set of features like authentication and sharing. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use this SDK in your site. I’ll show you how to add some features to an application we built-in my previous tutorials, the distance finder (part1 of the tutorial, part2). As you might remember, we’ve also added twitter @anywhere features to the app (the tutorial), now it’s time to add Facebook as well!

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How to connect your site with twitter using @Anywhere

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Twitter has launched @Anywhere, a more simple way of integrating twitter in your site. With it you can add follow buttons, hovercards, linkify twitter usernames and connect with twitter.  In this tutorial, I will show you how to use @Anywhere in your site. I will add some twitter @Anywhere features to the application build in my previous tutorials, the distance finder (part1 of the tutorial, part2).

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How to Build a Distance Finder with Google Maps API (Part-2)

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

In the first part of this tutorial we’ve built a distance finder using google maps. To build our app we’ve used the newest google maps api version, v3. Our distance finder lets the user write two addresses, shows them on a map, shows the route between them and computes the route’s length. Today, we will make some improvements to our distance finder and learn some other features of google maps!

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How to Build a Distance Finder with Google Maps API

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 72 Comments

Google maps is a free web mapping service application provided by Google. It offers lots of cool features (showing various map types, plotting points, showing routes, geocoding addresses). You can also add all these features to your website using the Google Maps APIs provided by Google. In this tutorial I will show you how to add some of these features to your site. I will be using the Google Maps Javascript API v3 (the newest version).

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How to Build a Live Visitor Tracking System for your Website

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 34 Comments

If you have a website, you are probably interested in knowing who visits you site. You might want to know the number of visitors, where are they from, how did they get to your site, etc. There are some online tracking options available, like google analytics or if you are using a hosting service they might offer you some statistics. But what if you want a personalized tracker that shows you only what you need? In this tutorial I will show you how to build one!

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