Google Releases API For “Google My Business” Local Listings

Google has created and released a new "Google My Business" API that allows for business owners to create and edit locations. The features include:

  • Creating business locations with important contact and hours information.
  • Manage special hours
  • Permanently close businesses
  • Manage photos of businesses
  • List and edit managers on locations and accounts
  • Read full listings of business locations and information
  • Search and filter said listing
  • Set service area of locations

This API is mostly aimed at large businesses that need to manage multiple locations, but can be accessed by any business.