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Hi, I’ve tried posting a question in the forums about a week ago but still no answer (i’m hoping it should be fairly simple). Please can you answer this? http://support.ait-themes.com/discussion/comment/35469#Comment_35469
Sorry for that, I’ve forwarded your message to our support staff, they’ll have a look at it ASAP. Thanks.
Could you please move “contact owner” from item options to Accounts in general setting please ? i dont want it to be available for all packages.
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In the terms and conditions it states you cannot simply be a wrapper for service and your primary purpose of your application must not be a business directory.
i received an email from google stating that if i did not remove all business directory aspects of my website, my URL would be banned from the google API. Using the google API to run a business directory website is a direct and flagrant violation of policy.
The entire point of your theme is to be a business directory. For this to be legal you can not use google maps, you need to use another map api that allows this. I have contacted Envato regarding this issue and they will be contacting you about changing the map api you use.
To all users of this theme who wish to use it for its intended purpose, do not. Wait until they change what api they use to render the maps or you could get your URL blacklisted from google.
Could you please send me more details via PM? We’ll have a look at it. Thanks.
Does it have Google Places API
Sorry this is not supported. Thanks.
Thanks again for your prompt replies and useful guide. I am very keen to take step and purchase your theme. just I am little conservative about few details that still I need to ask about and get my answers and then feel comfortable about theme I like to use. For this matter, recently I found that there are few themes that have similar objectives as your theme. one example is business finder theme that is provided by:
I want to know what features your theme is providing that this theme hasn’t? and what are the technical advantages in your theme that this theme does not provide?
I personally like your theme. but because I must purchase one theme and use it forever, therefore I am little hesitant now and want to be focus on details.
So please technically guide me why should I purchase your theme?
I appreciate your understanding and glad to hear your guide in advance.
10.2 Restrictions on the Types of Applications that You are Permitted to Build with the Maps API . Except as explicitly permitted in Section 8 (Licenses from Google to You) or the Maps APIs Documentation, you must not (nor may you permit anyone else to) do any of the following:
(a) No “Wrapping.” You must not create or offer a “wrapper” for the Service, unless you obtain Google’s written consent to do so. For example, you are not permitted to: (i) use or provide any part of the Service or Content (such as map imagery, geocoding, directions, places, or terrain data) in an API that you offer to others; or (ii) create a Maps API Implementation that reimplements or duplicates Google Maps/Google Earth. For clarity, you are not “re-implementing or duplicating” Google Maps/Google Earth if your Maps API Implementation provides substantial additional features or content beyond Google Maps/Google Earth, and those additional features or content constitute the primary defining characteristic of your Maps API Implementation.
(b) No Business, Residential, or Telephone Listings Services. You must not display any of the business listings Content provided by the Maps API in any Maps API Implementation that has the primary purpose of making available business, residential address, or telephone directory listings.
read more at https://developers.google.com/maps/terms
yes this theme uses google maps
Sorry I’m not a native english speaker nor lawyer. I’ll get somebody competent to help use with that.
Many big sites on internet like booking.com, etc. use google map for their listings.
Nice Theme but Becareful..
Until the API is supported by google you can not use this theme as a diretory it is violating Google Maps policy or you risk to be black listed by Google.
View the discussions on the support forum : http://support.ait-themes.com/discussion/12095/to-avoid-violating-the-google-maps-policy
We are waiting a legal solution from support.
We’re currently looking into this issue and will get back to you soon. Thanks.
I hope that problem will be resolve this week because question before mine had been resolved.
We show you some solutions in the forum, please tell us what to do.
We’ve contacted Google and also a lawyer regarding that. I’m sure we’ll get an answer to this this week. Thanks.
What’s about the terms and conditions of google maps in that case, i have bought Directory Portal and Bussiness Finder…...????
Hi, is there a possiblity to test the admin-backend without buying?
Is it possible that users can buy a info-page that already exists (added by the admins) and than are able to edit their info-page? If not would you concider to add this feature?
Yes users can claim the listing that is already on the site. This feature is already implemented. Thanks.
I am looking for some help to clean up/tweak the front end of my website. My website is using Business Finder AIT theme, however currently it needs lot of work on the front end i.e. Home page and other pages within the website. Also my website is experiencing serious performance issues e.g. the home page takes anywhere from 30 second to 1 minute to load. I am willing to pay either on the hourly basis or on a fixed price. will pay for this help. If anyone on this forum feel challenged by this project and likes to hear more about the specific for this assignment, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Thanks in advance!
Can you make it login/register with facebook, twitter, googleplus, and linkedin? When people first go the webpage will have a splash login/register, when loggedin/registrar user would be able to view the site?
Theme uses standard Wordpress users for login/registration. You can use 3rd party plugins for that. Thanks.
can this theme be RTL, or will there be problems or something ?
Sorry we don’t have experience with RTL. Thanks.
Planning to buy the Business Finder theme, I am waiting for, to see how (if) is solved this issue regarding to the Google’s API.
@lou2 : what is your website ?
Hello, what are the news about that ?
Yes, please check the following post: http://support.ait-themes.com/discussion/12305/google-maps-api-issue-resolved#Item_1
Yeah ! sounds good !
10.2 (b) No Business, Residential, or Telephone Listings Services. You must not display any of the business listings Content provided by the Maps API in any Maps API Implementation that has the primary purpose of making available business, residential address, or telephone directory listings.
I am not really sure how this template violates the google policy. From what I can see the google policy clearly states we can not use the listings data that is already included with the google api (google have its own directory listings. check the google maps and see how google places is listed on their map) But the api in the theme only uses the map visualization not the directory content provided by the google, we only show our own content.
I’m wondering if anyone else other than @lou2 received a notification from google regarding to this issue.
I contacted google regarding that issue, I’m still waiting for an official email from them. Thanks.
Perfect theme and AIT gives great support. Usually you get answer on your question within a day even when you ask about things already answered in FAQ or in support forum. I can really recommend it.
How do I update the software to the new version?
I hope you find out soon about the Google maps API. It’s the only thing holding me up from purchasing the theme.
does it check for duplicate entries by checking the names and addresses if they already exists in the database? So you are not able to post a buisness twice …
If not do you concider to add this feature?
Where can I find an example for the claim listing feature in the demo?
Thanks for your message. Sorry there’s no feature like that, you can post items with the same address no problem, it can be more businesses in the same building and so on.
Claim listing is included in the theme, it’s just not presented on our demo site.
Woud be nice if the demo worked
Sorry what’s the problem with the demo site? Thanks.
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