MoMoney MoMoney - 2 months ago 13
JSON Question

Android - Google Places API - No "reviews" Array

So I'm running the following Google Places API call:

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/search/json?location=34.0467359,-118.441764&rankby=distance&sensor=true&key=MY_API_KEY&types=restaurant


part of my JSON output is:

"results" : [
{
"geometry" : {
"location" : {
"lat" : 34.047332,
"lng" : -118.443431
}
},
"icon" : "http://maps.gstatic.com/mapfiles/place_api/icons/restaurant-71.png",
"id" : "03ed19ca32b20080897e31095e6eed2715cde819",
"name" : "Del Taco",
"opening_hours" : {
"open_now" : true
},
"price_level" : 1,
"reference" : "CnRrAAAA6Dqit_GeW6rLNFXGo4cb-SBPdIr09vVlvU7n2W8QVesy6svOTDQu-lkhbdWPBPM64uR3a8pwer_dwbwi1weyKXIhTYAa0deSu4-Xp3S8K2LvPexGFCd7oasJ1dK8ZtCAA4IvwQbpkM6GaJ9xCn1jqRIQ63-ofgMIddQpjtHoJcOlVhoUDwWYwlyV3hyVg-4jYExfcPPxhU4",
"types" : [ "restaurant", "food", "establishment" ],
"vicinity" : "11066 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles"
},
{
"geometry" : {
"location" : {
"lat" : 34.047475,
"lng" : -118.443474
}
},
"icon" : "http://maps.gstatic.com/mapfiles/place_api/icons/restaurant-71.png",
"id" : "6e6ae3ea79f06eb6c790ed533a35d9b3abc6c344",
"name" : "Moon House Chinese Cuisine",
"opening_hours" : {
"open_now" : true
},
"price_level" : 1,
"reference" : "CoQBfAAAAFmSc3ErmitzFoxmNvuNXG5x0iJCWpXITFr9VtKcA5SRpcSyXmFW9LR_F2vLVUC4dCCSo7xQm_l_JaOuAttZmYJDonYNnobGAT6fVXR1Gw_p3lmJWwKgd7zTqeMCGXPk8kBT6ztYWzLpTEnKtg2u9jFRvYUerdBsv1Keso3yXVESEhBGizJBrGPMBDz2nte3wF81GhQ21SBkMNMSG6Bx0Ymi65rr2jyQBg",
"types" : [ "restaurant", "food", "establishment" ],
"vicinity" : "11058 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles"
},


I check the JSON that's returned, I don't even see the "reviews" array. but I check the google maps for the same place and I can see that there are a few reviews. Any idea why it wouldn't include that?

Answer

Allright the problem is that place API doesen't include reviews. But if u want to get reviews then u have to make place detail request.

eg: this is sample place request

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/nearbysearch/json?
location=34.0467359,-118.441764&radius=1000&sensor=true
&key=YOUR_PLACE_API_KEY&types=restaurant

this is sample place details request

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/details/json?
reference=REFERENCE_STRING_OF_THE_PLACE&sensor=true&key=YOUR_PLACE_API_KEY