Below are some important steps to consider before launching your Store Locator system to a production environment.
Secure your Google Maps API keys
During development and testing, you can use a single, unrestricted API key for all the APIs in your Store Locator. When you are ready to move your application into production, you must create separate API keys for each type of API, so that you can secure the keys by HTTP referrer or IP address.
Follow these guides to create and secure your API keys, and add the new keys to your project:
- For the Google Street View Image API, you need an API key restricted by HTTP referrer, and preferably secured by a digital signature. See the guide to API keys for the Google Street View Image API.