Google Places API Now Feature 'Place Summaries' Curated Expert Reviews/Ratings Including Zagat

Google Places API adds Place Summaries, a curated expert reviews and ratings, based on user feedback, that provide information about a location's key attributes such as decor, quality and service. The API also shows Zagat-recommended establishments. In addition, Google Crisis Maps now offering help track affected areas with emergency information for flooding in Jakarta--along with a mobile page, and FreeZone service with contact numbers, lists of shelters, and enhanced search results.

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Google Places API now feature "Place Summaries," a reliable reviews about points of interest, based on user feedback, that provide information about a location's key attributes such as decor, quality and service.

The API also shows Zagat-recommended establishments.

"This allows your application to embed useful review information. For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of local establishments directly in their in-car system," explains Google.

Those interested can contact Google Places API sales team.

Google Places API now feature Place Summaries

In other releated news, to help affected areas by severe flooding in Jakarta, Google' s Crisis Response team has assembled a resource page to track affected areas and provide emergency information.

Additionally, Google also created a mobile page along with (updated FreeZone service to reach affected users on feature phones) with emergency contact numbers and lists of shelters, and enhanced search results on google.co.id to provide information directly when people search.

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Google Crisis Maps for Flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia