The Google Places API is a service that returns information about Places — establishments, geographic locations, or prominent points of interest — using HTTP requests. Place requests specify locations as latitude/longitude coordinates.
The lessons in this class provide an introduction to using the Places API, before revealing some more advanced use cases, including the use of Place Autocomplete to help your users search more quickly.
Basic Place Search Request
Learn the basics of Place Searches, and find out how to retrieve detailed information about a specific Place.
Additional Place Search Features
Learn to use
typesparameters to direct your search more accurately, and order your results by distance from a point.
Place Autocomplete to Make Search Easier
Learn to use the Place Autocomplete feature to speed up searches for your users.
Place Autocomplete to your Android App
Learn how to add Place Autocomplete to your Android application.