Here's Part 6 of our continuous software improvement which brings you another list of improvements to our store locator software designed to increase the flexibility of our offering so you can customize your locator to your customer or business requirements. Almost all of these updates come from new feature requests from our customers so please keep the suggestions coming!
NEW Feature: Limit Stores
We added a new settings which, when set to Enabled will configure the store list to only show stores that are visible on the map. You can use this setting in conjunction with the 'Update store list when dragging map' setting so that as the map is dragged around, the store list will update dynamically to only show the stores that are currently visible on the map.
NEW Feature: Translate the Closed text
This new feature adds the option to automatically translate the 'Open' and 'Closed' text inside your Opening hours. For example, if you have the following Opening Hours for a store:
This will replace the Closed label in your opening hours with the Closed label from the currently selected language. For example, replace 'Closed' (English) with 'Cerrada' (Spanish). This setting is Disabled by default and you can enable it on the Settings page under 'Translate Opening Hours Closed text'. You will also need to provide a translation on the Languages page under the 'Closed' item.
NEW Feature: initial_heading and initial_tilt settings
This is a Google Maps only feature which allows you to set the map Tilt and Heading (i.e. Rotation) by including the initial_heading and initial_tilt properties when initializing the map. Once set, users can adjust tilt and rotation using the mouse and keyboard as follows:
- Using the mouse, hold down the shift key, then click and drag the mouse up and down to adjust tilt, right and left to adjust heading.
- Using the keyboard, hold down the shift key, then use the up and down arrow keys to adjust tilt, and the right and left arrow keys to adjust heading.
To set these at page load, please add the following to the storelocatorscript parameter in your HTML installation code or contact our support team for help:
Admin console Enhancement
If you use Filters you will probably already have seen that you can use the Checkboxes on the Stores page to Filter the store list dynamically. This new enhancement means that when Filters are selected, the Bulk Export button only downloads the Filtered stores so this is a quick way to download only stores matching a particular Filter or Filters. Here's how this looks now:
Airtable OAuth Integration Support
Due to Airtable's upcoming retirement of API keys, we have added support for their new authentication method which is based on OAuth. Please visit your Airtable page (https://www.storelocatorwidgets.com/admin/airtablesync) before 31st January 2024 to migrate to the new authentication system to ensure that your sync process continues to work.