“Find a Doc” Map Search
I had the opportunity to work on “Find a Doc” while I was employed as a web developer at Skyhook Interactive. Skyhook is a high performance WordPress web development co located in Mesa, AZ. They provide top quality websites with amazing designs.
“Find a Doc” was a fun and rewarding project. It may look similar to other map searches you have seen. But, what you cannot see is the data sync into WordPress from an external API. A WordPress custom post type is used with custom post meta fields to store all the synced data.
The data is queried and filtered using native WordPress functionality. While PHP was used to handle all the tasks required to process the data. There was no detail overlooked though. We even provided the distance from your specified location. And a way to save your favorite care providers.
To add speed to the application. We used jQuery and Ajax to load the map, pins and doctor info. This allowed us to use server level page cache. Making this map search really pop.
Thanks to John Gough’s design, and Hayley King’s attention to detail. These two refined the appearance of my programming skills and made this application look awesome. Great team work!! Thanks Guys!!
- Software Engineering
- Software Development
- WP REST API
- WP Filters
- WP Action Hooks
- WP Query
- Google Maps JS API
- Google Maps Locations API