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This article was published on May 29, 2015

Google’s Places API arrives for iOS, lets developers add better location features to their apps

Google’s Places API arrives for iOS, lets developers add better location features to their apps
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Google announced today that its Places API for iOS is now out of beta and available to all developers.

The service was launched in March for Android, with a beta program for iOS developers. It allows apps to parse location coordinates and display human-readable place names.

Places iOS

The Places API for iOS brings all the features of its Android version, including a drop-in place picker widget, the ability to pull in place names and detailed location info, as well as autocomplete in search and the option for users to add new places.

The new iOS API is installable with Cocoapods, which Google announced it is adopting for easier development on iOS, at I/O 2015.

➤ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Announcing the Google Places API for iOS [Google Geo Developers Blog]

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