The Google I/O Developer’s Conference that began yesterday at San Francisco, saw several updates and announcements. Amidst all the fanfare, Google announced that its much-awaited Google Places API would be made available to the developers.

Going places...

Going places…

The application returns information about places within the API specific geographical locations. Using this, developers will be able to integrate their own applications into the services Google offers for third party usage like spreadsheets, calendars, translation services, et al. At the conference last year, Google had given the developers a sneak-peek into the Google Places API service by the way of a preview. The preview garnered loads of positive responses for the company, and also gave in several suggestions to improvise on the API, the result being the launch of it at the conference, this year.

At present, four basic services are available for the developers – Place Searches, Place Details Requests, Place Check-ins and Place Reports.

For more details on the Google I/O Developer's Conference API, click here.

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