Google Maps will now be known as Google Maps Platform with 3 distinct core products.

The 18 individual APIs have been simplified into 3 core products - Maps, Routes and Places. This will make it easier for you to find, access and implement these into your solutions. More importantly, these updates will work with your existing code. This model will provide you with greater transparency and flexibility allowing you to access all the core APIs in a flexible and scalable manner through a single Pay-As-You-Go model. Under this pricing model, developers will receive the first $200 of monthly usage for free. 

This will have a different effect on you if you are a Premium Plan Customer or a Standard Plan Customer

OniGroup specialises in the Google technologies globally to provide growth strategies and solutions for our clients through knowledge sharing, innovation, consulting, analysis and technical expertise. We can guide you through these changes and how they affect you specifically

Premium Plan Customers

Current Premium Plan Customers transition to the new Pay-As-You-Go pricing when your current contract expires. Your OniGroup account manager will contact you with a customised transition plan based on your forecasted usage and expiry date. It is important to note that the changes outlined under Standard Plan Customer and Keyless Calls will also apply for API calls outside the Premium Plan.

Standard Customers

OniGroup can guide you through the changes, how it affects your implementation, analyse the potential impact, estimate future usage/costs and assist in optimisation strategies. We specialise in the Google technologies globally to provide growth strategies and solutions for our clients through knowledge sharing, innovation, consulting, analysis and technical expertise. Contact OniGroup to see how we can assist in fully leveraging the power of the Google technologies.

Keyless Calls and Usage

From June 11 onwards, you must have a valid API Key and Billing Account in order to access the APIs. If this is not completed, then calls will either return, Low-resolution maps watermarked with “for development purposes only” or an error. This can impact both Premium Customers and Standard Plan Customers. Please contact us to see how we can assist both for the transition and to further grow your business.

Why OniGroup?

OniGroup has been a Google Premier Partner for over 10 years and received multiple awards from Google for our innovation, and customer success. With our global insights, specialised Google experience, and in-depth industry knowledge can provide you with:

  • Knowledge - Guide you through these changes and how they affect you specifically;
  • Growth and Innovation - Collaboratively conceptualise growth strategies leveraging the Google technologies through our proven innovation workshops;
  • Solutions - Utilise our technical expertise to build tailored solutions targeting real business problems;
  • Analysis - Ensure that the right problems are being solved.