Staples developed a web and mobile app to help customers locate stores across North America with Google Maps Autocomplete API and other key products.
Staples has more than 1,600 stores throughout North America. The company wanted to help customers easily find the nearest store, along with driving directions and distances. While this service was a priority, the team didn’t want to spend excessive time, money and resources building their own mapping infrastructure.
The iOS mobile app uses the Google Maps SDK for iOS for the store locator, and the Android app uses the Google Maps Android API. To make it easier to find stores, the website uses autocomplete to fill in the full name of a location when a user types in only the first few letters.