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AMP: Building Accelerated Mobile Pages

By : Ruadhan O'Donoghue
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AMP: Building Accelerated Mobile Pages

By: Ruadhan O'Donoghue

Overview of this book

Google introduced the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project to give mobile users lightning-fast response times when accessing web pages on mobile devices. AMP delivers great user experiences by providing a framework for optimizing web pages that otherwise would take much longer to load on a mobile platform. This book shows how to solve page performance issues using the mobile web technologies available today. You will learn how to build instant-loading web pages, and have them featured more prominently on Google searches. If you want your website to succeed on mobile, if you care about SEO, and if you want to stay competitive, then this book is for you! You will go on a mobile web development journey that demonstrates with concrete examples how to build lightning-fast pages that will keep your visitors on-site and happy. This journey begins by showing how to build a simple blog article-style web page using AMP. As new concepts are introduced this page is gradually refined until you will have the skills and confidence to build a variety of rich and interactive mobile web pages. These will include e-commerce product pages, interactive forms and menus, maps and commenting systems, and even Progressive Web Apps.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Actions and Events
amp-bind Permitted Attribute Bindings

Google Maps in AMP

The Google Map is the cornerstone of many Contact or Find us pages on the web. In the following sections, we'll see how to add a Google Map to an AMP page with amp-iframe. After that, we'll see how to:

  • Add a search function to a map
  • Use the Geolocation API to determine the location of the user's device and center the map on this location
  • How to draw a route on the map between the device location and another location

We'll start off with the Google Maps Embed API, which just requires you to configure a URL to request a map to display in the iframe. We can achieve quite a lot with the Embed API, but we'll get to a point where we'll need to use the more powerful Google Maps JavaScript API, which allows us to build and configure maps through JavaScript programming.


Note that you're not limited to using Google Maps in AMP. You could equally use any map tile provider, such as OpenStreetMap, along with any JavaScript API you like, such as the wonderful leaflet.js.

Getting a Google...