Google Launches Beta 'Places' API for iOS

Google Launches Beta 'Places' API for iOS

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Google has announced the launch of a Places API for Android and a public beta of the API for iOS.

The Places API web service and JavaScript library have been available for some time. By providing native support for Android and iOS devices, you can optimize the mobile experience with the new APIs by taking advantage of the device’s location signals.

The Places APIs for Android and iOS bridge the gap between simple geographic locations expressed as latitude and longitude, and how people associate location with a known place. For example, you wouldn’t tell someone you were born at 25.7918359,-80.2127959. You’d simply say, “I was born in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.” The Places API brings the power of Google’s global places database into your app, providing more than 100 million places, like restaurants, local businesses, hotels, museums, and other attractions.

Key features include:
● Add a place picker: a drop-in UI widget that allows your users to specify a place
● Get the place where the user is right now
● Show detailed place information, including the place’s name, address, phone number, and website
● Use autocomplete to save your users time and frustration typing out place names, by automatically completing them as they type
● Make your app stand out by adding new places that are relevant to your users and seeing the places appear in Google's Places database
● Improve the map around you by reporting the presence of a device at a particular place.

To apply for the Places API for iOS beta program, hit the link below...

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