5 February, 2019

Google's upgrade to Places Mobile SDK for Android and iOS

Places, the Google API providing users with the information they need to explore the world around them, is getting an upgrade for Android and iOS.

The announced changes to Places SDK are in line with other mapping APIs available on the Google Maps Platform.

The new SDK has additional features including unlimited requests per day, opening hours available under the Places Details, total numbers of reviews available and plus codes to provide addresses where traditional street addresses don’t exist.

What does this mean for me?

Businesses will be pleased to know that the Places SDK upgrade is billed in the same consumption method and rates as the other APIs available on the Google Maps Platform.

Customers who are currently using the Places SDK must upgrade their applications prior to July 29th 2019 to avoid service disruptions.


Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Download the upgraded Places SDK for Android and iOS. You can visit the Android and iOS migration guides to install the new SDKs.

  2. Update your mobile applications with the upgraded Places SDK features

  3. Update the application on releasing channels (i.e. iTunes)

  4. Ensure end users have updated their applications

New Places SDK users should download the latest version of the Places SDK. The Android and iOS SDK upgrade are available now.

Do you have unanswered questions about the change to Places API?

We understand that adapting to changes like this are sometimes not as simple as you’d expect. Please reach out to our Google team who are happy to assist with any questions you have about the upgrade.  

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