Algolia places allow searching by U.S. states

Hello, we are using algolia places to do location search. We got a request to allow doing searches by U.S. state locations. I realized this option isn’t available as a type (https://community.algolia.com/places/documentation.html#api-options-type).

Do you guys have plans to support searching by U.S. state. It’s great we are able to search by city/zip code but searching by state would be useful also.

One workaround I can think of doing this on our side is - which would be hacky is storing states (lat/lng) values and using the lat/lng and around radius combination before sending the search query to algolia.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Hi there,

There are currently no plans to add US states to Algolia Places. That being said, you could very easily implement a similar functionality using a normal application in Algolia, by just adding all states into an index. Depending on your needs, you can also combine that index directly with Places results by doing something similar to this example: https://community.algolia.com/places/examples.html#places--custom-data

Let me know if that answered your question.

Best,