We are excited to announce quite a few Flash updates that have been released to production within the past week! The latest versions of the Flash Maps API, Mobile Flash Maps API, Open Flash Maps API and Open Mobile Flash Maps API are available for download from the Developer Network. Release notes are listed below: Flash Maps API and Mobile Flash Maps API (Licensed)
  • Support has been added for the Search API v2.
  • Search, Directions, and Geocoding services now fire a "ready" event when ready for use.
  • Route highlights have been tweaked to properly extend from the start and endpoints of a route.
  • Internal map configuration updates have been made.
  • Developer's Guide and Samples Explorer have been updated.
Flash Maps API and Mobile Flash Maps API (Open)
  • An application key is now needed to use the toolkit, since keys are now required to use many of the Open services.
  • Support has been added for the Open Geocoding API v1.
  • Search (Nominatim), Open Directions, and Open Geocoding services now fire a "ready" event when ready for use.
  • Route highlights have been tweaked to properly extend from the start and endpoints of a route.
  • Developer's Guide and Samples Explorer have been updated.
If you are using a previous version of the Flash Maps API or Mobile Flash Maps API, we encourage you to upgrade to 7.1.2, especially if you are using the search functionality that is built into the toolkit. Previous versions are built for use with the older (deprecated) Search API v1. It is recommended that all users upgrade to version 7.1.2 by January 31, 2014 to avoid any disruptions in search functionality. Also, if you have custom data tables stored in the legacy Data Manager tool, you will want to make sure you upload your data tables through Data Manager v2, as the Search API v2 is built to work with Data Manager v2. The search functionality in the Flash Maps API and Mobile Flash Maps API 7.1.2
is not able to access data tables stored in the legacy Data Manager tool. Finally, 7.1.1 and all previous versions of the Flash Maps API, Mobile Flash Maps API, Open Flash Maps API, and Open Mobile Flash Maps API are officially deprecated. If you have questions or want to request Flash Maps API features and functionality for future releases, feel free to visit the Flash Maps API and Open Flash Maps API forums on the Developer Network or tweet us @MapQuestTech!