Google Places React Native

The Google Places Autocomplete feature in mobile software development is useful for searching for verified locations that are available on Google Maps.

In this tutorial, we are going to see how we can use the Google Places Autocomplete feature in our React Native application.

Let’s get started!

1. Obtain an API key from Google Cloud Console

First you need to add billing to your Google Cloud Console account and enable Geocoding.

2. Install the Google Places AutoComplete dependency

Read more about the Google AutoComplete dependency

yarn add react-native-google-places-autocomplete

3. Add code for the Google API

    placeholder='Search location'
    currentLocation = {true}
    enablePoweredByContainer = { false }
      textInputContainer: {
        marginTop: 0,
      textInput: {
        height: 45,
        color: 'black',
        fontSize: 16,
        backgroundColor: '#ddd'
      predefinedPlacesDescription: {
        color: '#1faadb',
      listView: {
        position: 'relative',
        zIndex: 3,
        marginTop: 0,
        padding: 0
      row: {
      backgroundColor: '#FFFFFF',
      height: 100,
      flexDirection: 'row',
      separator: {
      height: 0.5,
      backgroundColor: '#c8c7cc',
      description: {},
      loader: {
      flexDirection: 'row',
      justifyContent: 'flex-end',
      height: 20,

    onPress={(data, details) => {
      // 'details' is provided when fetchDetails = true
      // console.warn(details);
      key: API_KEY,
      language: 'en',
      components: 'country:us'


Did it work out for you? Let me know in the comments.

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