Google Places/Maps API

How to activate Google Places/Maps API

  1. From the main menu strip at the top, go to Setup > Preferences > Accounting/API's.
  2. Go to https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform then click 'Get Started'.
  3. You will need a Google account.  Either sign in or create a new Google account.
  4. Enter a name for the project, e.g. 'HirePOS', or leave the default 'My Project' name.
  5. Read and agree to the terms of service if acceptable, then click Next.
  6. Create a 'Billing Account'.  This will require your business details and credit card details to proceed.
  7. Enable the Places API.
    An 'Enable Google Maps Platform' will appear with an API key and a message 'You're all set!'.  
  8. Important:  In the Google API Credentials, you should add an 'Application restriction' to restrict the API Key access from the HTTP referrer (web site). Please add both of the following entries:
    1.  https://hirepos.azurewebsites.net/*
    2. https://app.hirepos.com/*
  9. Copy the API Key to the 'Places API Key' field in HirePOS in Setup > Preferences > Accounting/API's.
  10. Click the 'Test API Key' button to test the key.
    This will take you to a page which has an Address field. 
  11. Start typing an address into the Address field and you should see a drop down list with addresses. 
  12. Click Close.
  13. You can now use the address lookup functionality in most address fields throughout the app!


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