Screenshot of our current API: https://4stor.com/sDJI6
We are currently using Google Maps to track orders on our site. A lab creates an order to be delivered to a doctor. Currently the markers are Google's default A, B, C...etc. Which do not help us at all in identifying the order or either party (sending/receiving)
We know that we can change the markers to custom markers which are static. So we can change for example a Doctor's location to a first aid sign (+). However, we need to take this one step further.
We need the marker to be dynamic, which updates with the order ID. So instead of a "A", the marker shows "#168" inside of the balloon or another custom marker. So this is what we need. However, upon doing some research, I read on forums that Google's marker only allows 1 character inside the marker.
However, I have also found workarounds that other developers have used add more than 1 character: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32467212/google-maps-marker-label-with-multiple-characters
And, an example of the marker: http://jsfiddle.net/LLd4drvx/239/
We have given some thought to allowing the number below or above the custom marker such as: https://4stor.com/Q1CfC
However, that will really clutter our screen, as we will realistically have, for example 100 different orders at a time, thus markers on the screen, so we are trying to be conservative with our use of map space.
So to bring it all together here is what we need is a Google Map Marker which will display the Order ID which it is associated with at the time of creation. Furthermore, if the number of characters is an issue, we can always only use the last digit of the Order ID or the last two. Whatever works.
You don't need to send a resume, just talk about the issue we have in detail, how you went about solving it in the past and any examples would be very helpful. Thanks.