Hacking the Google Places Autocomplete API
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on implementing a location search box using Google Places API. It would be used to apply a location filter on a list of user profiles. To do so, I needed to use the Autocomplete API which provides a nice type-ahead-search behavior you’ve seen in many of Google’s search boxes. Once I got my API key, it was a really simple setup. Note: I’m working with React.