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December, 21 – Noblesville, IN, Even though the Expression Engine website content management system is relatively new for SaucePan Creative, lead developer, Justin Kimbrell, has won a national award for his work. The plug-in, “Google Maps for Expression Engine,” beat out many other worthy contenders to take the top honor in the “Best Field Type” category at the Devot:ee’s AcademEE Awards 2011. The awards are in their 4th year and have recognized some of the most influential and innovative solutions for the Expression Engine platform.
“We had several website projects at SaucePan Creative that had a need for location information tied to driving directions and a visual display of a Google Map,” said Mike Sauce – Owner SaucePan Creative. “Justin put is skills to work to not only solve the client needs, but build a self contained and universally adoptable plug-in for the entire Expression Engine community. I’m excited for him to continue to develop and adapt the plug-in as we gain feedback from other users and our own business scenarios. Through this open, community approach to continual improvement of the plug in, we will be able to offer our clients a “value add” through software upgrades and even better utilization of the Google Maps technology.”
Google Maps for ExpressionEngine makes it easy for website managers, admin, and developers to quickly implement many of the powerful features within Google Maps, and doing so without writing any programming. Using a simple and intuitive interface users can add points of interest, routes, regions, directions, radius based proximity searches, create custom maps, and a lot more.
“I decided to make the project public in April, 2011 with intent on giving back to the community,” Said Justin Kimbrell – Lead Developer at SaucePan Creative. “The project has quickly grown in popularity and is used by people all around world, and is currently available in five languages. I get a great sense of satisfaction knowing I am able to make a quality product that real people use on a daily basis. What start as a free project, now has people waiting to pay for the next major release, which will be for sale around the 1st of next year.”
About SaucePan Creative
SaucePan Creative is a full service marketing and website development company located in Noblesville, Indiana. Founded by Mike Sauce, and co-owned by Gabrielle Sauce, SaucePan Creative has been serving clients innovative and creative digital media solutions since 2002. They are located at 936 Maple Ave, Noblesville Indiana and can be reached at: (317) 773-2194.