What do I need to know?
- utc_offset, which is received in Place Details response
- opening_hours.open_now, which is received in Place Details, Find Place, Nearby Search and Text Search response.
Changes will be made, and properties will be substituted:
- utc_offset, by utc_offset_minutes
- opening_hours.open_now, by the isOpen () method in Place Details requests only.
Plus, for Find Places, Nearby Search and Text Search, Google provides alternative solutions for determining whether a place is open.
What do I need to do?
Necessary changes need to be done before 20th November 2020. Developers need to make parameters substitution following this guide for obtaining opening_hours data to prevent UX degradation.
If you are not using the fields parameter in Place Details requests yet, using of this parameter will save you money on your monthly bill. The reason is the Places requests are billed based on what parameters you obtain in the answer. This means, if you do not specify any value for fields parameter, you will be billed for all data included for the given place/address point.
As each user of Google Maps Platform, you will receive an informative email from Google in case your projects are influenced. Also, customers registered with Globema, will receive separate email notice if their action is required.
In any case, please, feel free to contact us to get more information on this topic, our experts will be more than glad to assist you with smooth transition.