Search box AutoComplete Implementation Strategy

Discussion created by archenil on Apr 22, 2014

I'm trying to implement a search box that accepts state, county, city, or zip input and supports autocomplete functionality. Although ESRI's geocoder widget is handy but I don't think it's flexible or fast enough in my case (could've been our geocoder service). Another way to achieve that is to implement a web service and to use a jquery autocomplete plugin. I've also seen some cool approaches where chucks of zips codes are stored as separate .json files. Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone can share their experience or can recommend something even better.

Thanks for your time,