If you have used Airbnb before, then you would be familiar with the location field where you type your desired location and it gives you a dropdown of suggested places based on what you type.
I have seen sites that try and build their own location databases, but we all know it can be a difficult and sometimes expensive task to obtain up-to-date global location information for cities, landmarks, postal codes, regions and more. The Place Autocomplete API gives you the power of the Google Maps search dropdown without needing to buy the data.
The field isn’t only just limited to getting global addresses and locations, it also allows you to enforce restrictions on countries, cities and localised areas. You can also obtain every single component of the address selected from the field as well. You can specify a search radius, display results based on the users current location and more.
Surprisingly, there are a lot of developers out there rolling their own locations functionality into their web applications, when Google gives you a powerful API and comprehensive database for free. So stop building your own solutions and use the Place Autosuggest API here.