Google has launched its Places API for Android and opened a beta program for it on iOS today. It will allow developers to add better location pickers to their apps, so users can specify where they are with real place names instead of latitudes and longitudes.
The new API brings a range of features including a place picker in the form of a drop-in UI widget, autocomplete support for searches, the ability to determine the place where a user is currently located, and detailed information about each spot.
In addition, it also allows users to add new places to Google’s database of more than 100 million locations.
➤ Hello Places API for Android and iOS! [Google Geo Developers Blog]