Links on Google Maps InfoBox don't work with Ionic@1.0.0-beta.2 up


I spent a long time today trying to find out why links inside a Google Map InfoBox didn’t work.

Turns out they work only with Ionic version “1.0.0-beta.1”. From version “1.0.0-beta.2” up they don’t work, nothing happens when clicking on the “OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS” button or the close button.

That happens in desktop (OS X 10, Chrome 35) and iPad (iOS 7.1.1). Soon I’ll test on Android and iPhone.

Here’s a plunkr:

Here’s the documentation for the InfoBox:

My questions:

  1. Why exactly that happens? Is there a fix for it?

  2. Is it safe to use the beta1 version in my project?

  3. How could I find out this type of issue faster without having to “shoot in the dark”?

  4. Should I create an issue at Github? Any suggestion on doing that?