I want to get a list of places near an area my user looks at on a map (within an iOS app).
I am using Google API:
var placesClient: GMSPlacesClient? = GMSPlacesClient.shared()
It appears Google has a web service that can be used for that.
The web service API is available here: https://developers.google.com/places/web-service/
The API asks for location, radius, and key - exactly what I needed.
I posted a question (and an answer for it later) with an example of how to call it (please make sure you implement the solution, and not just copy-paste the code): Google Places API web service using swift returns error 303