Hopefully this question will make sense. I am working with a programmer for an Ionic app that uses Google Maps API to allow the user to create custom routes with multiple waypoints.
It’s a route planner app.
there’s a “Optimize my route” button, that checks if the order you have entered the waypoints are the best way to save time during that trip. If not, it will rearrange your route to make sure you don’t waste time.
I asked my programmer to make sure it takes in consideration the traffic data when you press the “Optimize my route” button, but he says it’s impossible to do, based on this API documentation :
He says it can only optimize the route taking in consideration the regular travel time, without traffic information.
I trust him, but I find it hard to believe that it’s impossible to optimize a route with traffic info in mind with the Google Maps API.
Any thoughts or example that would help me out?
Thanks a lot!