Google Places API Library

1.0.2 2019-01-23 13:51 UTC

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Extension library to interact with Google Places API


The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Either run

$ composer require 2amigos/google-places-library

or add

"2amigos/google-places-library": "*"

to the require section of your composer.json file.


Using SearchClient class:

use Da\Google\Places\Client\SearchClient 

$search = new SearchClient('{YOURGOOGLEAPIKEY}');

// $search->forceJsonArrayResponse(); // if you want to get arrays instead of objects
// $search = new SearchClient('{YOURGOOGLEAPIKEY}', 'xml'); // if you wish to handle XML responses (JSON is highly recommended)

// If you setup the format in 'xml', the returned value will be an array.
// The library will decode the response automatically
var_dump($search->text('restaurants in Inca Mallorca'));

Using PlaceClient class:

use Da\Google\Places\Client\PlaceClient

$place = new PlaceClient('{YOURGOOGLEAPIKEY}');

// $place = new PlaceClient('{YOURGOOGLEAPIKEY}', 'xml'); // if you wish to handle XML responses (JSON is highly recommended)


Further Information

For further information regarding the multiple parameters of Google Places please visit its API reference


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Clean code

We have added some development tools for you to contribute to the library with clean code:

  • PHP mess detector: Takes a given PHP source code base and look for several potential problems within that source.
  • PHP code sniffer: Tokenizes PHP, JavaScript and CSS files and detects violations of a defined set of coding standards.
  • PHP code fixer: Analyzes some PHP source code and tries to fix coding standards issues.

And you should use them in that order.

Using php mess detector

Sample with all options available:

 ./vendor/bin/phpmd ./src text codesize,unusedcode,naming,design,controversial,cleancode

Using code sniffer

 ./vendor/bin/phpcs -s --report=source --standard=PSR2 ./src

Using code fixer

We have added a PHP code fixer to standardize our code. It includes Symfony, PSR2 and some contributors rules.

./vendor/bin/php-cs-fixer fix ./src


$ ./vendor/bin/phpunit



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