Update! We’ve released Vantage. Please make sure you view the following blog posts to see the current state of this theme and future plans:
- Vantage Beta Launched
- Sound the Trumpets, Vantage is Here!
- Video: Creating a Listing in Vantage
- Vantage Introduces the New AppThemes Custom Form Builder
- Vantage 1.0.1 is Near
- Vantage 1.0.1 Released
- Vantage 1.1 Released
We’ve been quietly working away on a special theme which will be our most advanced WordPress App to-date. Vantage is not your typical business directory. It’s a powerful social networking business directory and can be better explained by breaking it down into three primary pieces:
Vantage provides online local search capabilities for site visitors. Typically a visitor will search for a specific thing (i.e. a sandwich shop) and the location (i.e. a specific address, city, state, or zip code). This is all done using the Google Maps API and leveraging geo coordinates since they are the most accurate measure of distance.
Each business listing result contains details such as the business address, hours, website, description, etc. It also includes a 5-point rating system and reviews from other site members which are built up over time. The business owners can directly update their own business’ listing information via the Vantage customer account area.