Store Locator Plugin Guide
Why is the Google Map Showing a "Development" Watermark?
Some users of the Agile Store Locator may notice a “Development” watermark on the store locator Google map. There are two reasons for this watermark:
1- Google API key is missing
2- Google Cloud Console billing account has not been activated
To remove the development watermark from showing on Google maps, a Google API key with an attached billing account needs to be added to the store locator.
Furthermore, to solve this issue you can try the below solutions:
- Firstly, make sure you have a Google API key added for the store locator
- Secondly, make sure you have attached a billing account on Google Cloud Console. You need a Google API Key with a billing account attached, but it will not take a single cent from your card until you exceed a limit of 200 USD. In addition, this 200 USD usage is free every month and is more than sufficient to run a normal website. Just make sure that you have set up the referrer correctly when setting up the API keys.
For more information on setting up a Google API key please refer to the following post.
In addition, for more information on how to set up a billing account on Google Cloud Console please see the following video.
Hopefully, this article helped you remove the “Development ” watermark from the store locator Google Maps.