Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The World is my Chatroom

ChatMap is an interesting Google Maps based chat application with some very cool embed options.

Users can chat with each other directly from the map. You can either click on one of the balloon-markers on the map to join an existing conversation or you can choose a free spot on the map to create a new chatroom at this location. The map sidebar also provides links to current conversations.

The ChatMap app also comes with some pretty nifty embed options that not only allow anyone to embed the map on their own website but to style the map to suit their website's design. Simply by changing a few parameters in the embed URL it is possible to change the map marker image, the colour of the map tiles and the initial map centre and zoom level.

The image above shows how the colours of the embedded map can be easily changed to match the colour scheme of any website.

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