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Geo search with InstantSearch iOS

As of May 1st, 2024, Apple requires all iOS apps to include a privacy manifest. Ensure you incorporate our provided privacy manifest files into your documentation. For more details, see Privacy Manifest.

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Geo-spatial search or geo-search isn’t a “nice to have” in your service or app. If you look on the AppStore / PlayStore, more than half of the apps ask for location permission. Read more in the blog post about geo-spatial search. You can learn more in the Geo search overview.


See the IceBNB Example App, which demonstrates searching a place around the user’s location.

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