We’ve updated our Where Would You Like To Go Today Widget with a Google search bar. The new feature allows you to perform a search within the boundaries of the map display.
So, if you are viewing Los Angeles and do a search for sushi, you will likely get search results for sushi restaurants. This is a nice little feature for locating points of interest. You can then quickly view more search results or click through to more information and directions to/from the location.
Below is an example of the feature within our widget. The widget is a bit small for everything we’ve packed into it. Since this is a R&D widget and a playground for us, usability is not always on the top of our list. Sorry… However, this shows the possibilities of a travel widget mashup.