Today we are happy to announce the next addition to our workshop series, the SAPUI5 Points of Interest Workshop. Displaying a map is great, but without highlighting specific places, what is the point? With the HERE Places API, developers can discover or explore points of interest (POI) near a specific geolocation. All of the APIs HERE provides for SAP developers can be found at the SAP API Hub, which include routing, geocoding, maps, and much more.
Scope and Requirements
The following are prerequisites for getting started:
- Some HTML experience (need help?)
- SAP Developer account (http://api.sap.com)
- HERE Developer account (https://developer.here.com)
IMPORTANT! It is a requirement to complete the following workshops first:
Overview of Tasks
The following topics are covered in the Points of Interest (POI) Workshop:
Discovery. How to locate and obtain endpoint for HERE Places API to use from the SAP API Hub.
Configuration. Configure an SAPUI5 project to use HERE Places APIs via Destination.
Development. Databind XML View to JSON data as resulting from HERE Places API call.
The simple output of the SAPUI5 Points of Interest Workshop results in displaying markers on a map based on static input and result from call to HERE Places API:
Ready to get started? Remember, you must complete prior workshops before starting this one. Each workshop is a tutorial separated into sections to easily progress from each major milestone – doing so one step at a time. The advantage of preserving the workshop at GitHub is maintaining it with updates and bug fixes (if any). Please try it out!
SAP developers can integrate the HERE Places API into their SAPUI5 projects. For more information about HERE, please visit our developer portal at http://developer.here.com.