We recently fine-tuned the Yahoo! Local & Maps module to make it a super-convenient jumping off point for getting maps and local business listings. Here’s the nickel tour…
Finding places is easier with the Search Local tab.
The module’s “Search Local” tab gives you a quick way to look up businesses near an address. So you’re in the mood for pizza in San Francisco huh? Well just type a description of what you’re looking for in the “Search for:” box, input the address, and click “Search Local”. You’ll be taken over to Yahoo! Local, which is like the yellow pages on steroids. It had user reviews, a built-in map, and other helpful features.
But wait, how do I get there?
In the module’s “Driving Directions” tab, you can input the origin and destination addresses. Click “Get Map”, and you’ll be whisked off to Yahoo! Maps with your route already plugged in. Tip: If you omit the destination address, you’ll get a map centered on the origin address.
But wait there’s more!
Now, here’s the special ingredient that makes both of these features not just convenient, but super-convenient: if you click on the triangle next to an address field, you get a listing of locations you recently used on Yahoo!, saving you the trouble of looking up addresses over and over again. You can also save frequently-used addresses and give them convenient names like “Home”, “School”, “Work”, etc.
Add the Yahoo! Local & Maps module now!
We hope this module helps you get around your world a little bit easier.
My Yahoo! Product Manager
PS…While you’re on Yahoo! Maps, be sure to check out their coolest new feature: drag & drop re-routing. If you don’t like the route that comes up, you can click on a part of it and drag it to another road. A new route will be automatically calculated and compared with the original route. This is really handy when you know there are problems on a particular road and you want to avoid it.