JANUARY 23, 2013
Every now and then, I find myself in need to know the ZIP code for the location where I'm at. Usually this is when I'm at the office, visiting my parents, or similar, and I'm about to order something.
I realized that combining HTML5's GeoLocation API with the Google Maps API, I could build a small website to solve this problem.
The result of this is called What is my zip? (use a smartphone or other device with GPS for best result).
All the functionality was built in one hour on a train between Stockholm and Uppsala, and then I spent a couple of hours designing it. Beeing a small hack, I'm quite pleased with the result :).
See it in action, go find out your zip code
(works best on a smartphone)
My name is Jonatan Heyman, and I'm a programmer. On this blog I write about programming, the web and technology. I also listen to a large number of indie pop tunes. You can read more about me on the about page.