The above icons represent each plant category available on Plantswap. When you create an ad, you choose the plant category according to the type of plant that you:
Are Looking for
Are giving away for free
Or; Are selling
The plant category is then used across the plantswap website to determine the icon that appears with your ad. This includes Map Markers (i.e. the marker that shows the location of your plant on the map).
* Note * In addition to the category marker, the small icons above appear on ad markers according to the type of ad the plant owner has created.
The InfoBox is the box that pops up when you click on a marker. Its anatomy is broken down as follows:
This is the avatar of the plant owner (or the person who created the Ad). This icon is clickable and takes you to their profile.
This is the title of the Ad as written in the “Title” field when the ad was originally created. It should be a brief description describing the type of plant that this ad represents. This field is not clickable.
This is a clickable link that takes you to the plant ad itself. In this instance, by clicking the word “details” you would be redirected to the page Plant ad outlining the “Rose bush to be given away”
This is the price of the plant. The word “Free” changes to a dollar value when the “Ad Price” field is not left blank when the Ad is created.
When you press the ‘X’, the InfoBox closes.
Plantswap gives you the option to search for plants by Postcode or geographical location. The Geo-location option is disabled by default. You can slide the slider circle to the left, or to the right to increase or decrease the search radius.
You can also enable or disable Geo-location by clicking on the ” ” icon. If you have a mobile device, it will request you to turn on your GPS system (if not already enabled). If you accept, the icon changes colour and the word “on” appears below the icon.
The search radius is 50 kilometres by default, but you are able to increase this to a 1000klms search radius.