Last post Sep 04, 2015 01:52 PM by PatriceSc
Sep 04, 2015 01:06 PM|ManyTitles|LINK
I was thinking about writing an app using Google Geocode to obtain location info that businesses would need.
However, Google had placed limits on Geocode usage and if I remember correctly a website can make 2500 free requests per day. Even if one pays for the service, the maximum number of requests allowed per day is only 100,000.
I understand that after an app makes a request to Google's server to get location data for various locations, the data received can be saved to a company's database.
Once saved to the database, any future requests for location data by users do not need to be routed to Google's server and instead the company's database can be searched.
However, there is still one problem that cannot be solved using this approach and that is the current locations of the users keep changing. If the users' current locations is needed then requests to Google's server for data is unavoidable.
So I wonder how websites like Yelp and other sites like it got around the usage limit that Google set on Geocode. Any help will be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Sep 04, 2015 01:34 PM|PatriceSc|LINK
My understanding is that this is just a default limit that you can increase if you need:
Sep 04, 2015 01:42 PM|ManyTitles|LINK
Hi Patrice, thanks for replying. My concern is that even if a website uses the commercial version, it can only make 100,000 requests to Google's server for location data. My question is how do sites like Yelp and others get around this limit.
Sep 04, 2015 01:52 PM|PatriceSc|LINK
From the earlier page:
"The maximum billable limit defaults to 100,000 requests per day. You can
change this limit by clicking the edit icon next to the
Total quota on the Quotas page of the API in the Google Developers Console.)"
So as I said my understanding is that is is a *default* limit that you can *increase* if you want. Try to follow those instructions and go give a look to the Quotas page.