Long time now, I have been looking for a web hosting company, where I could host my Oracle Apex pages in full and economically, and found one for £3.50 a month!
Oracle's free http://apex.oracle.com hosting platform is not enough as it doesn't allow you to make external network calls, i.e. calls to Google services like Google Maps.
If you want to create an Oracle Apex application which uses Google Maps or even use internet able PL/SQL packages such as UTL_HTTP on the internet, you have to look elsewhere as the free Oracle Apex hosting platform doesn't let you do that.
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Have a look at my Oracle Apex and Google Maps demo application I have crated using their platform here on My Oracle Apex and Google Maps samples.
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A good starting document on Integrating Google Maps and Oracle Apex. This document gave me the inspiration to try Google Maps with Oracle Apex.
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