A place is a point of interest, it could be a favorite restaurant, a park or someone’s home. A
QPlace object represents a place by acting as a container for various information about that place.
This information can be divided into 2 broad classifications
The place details consist of properties of the place, such as the name, location, contact information and so on. When a place is returned during a search, these details are filled in. Sometimes in order to save bandwidth, there are further details about the place that can be retrieved on an individual place by place basis, if the user is interested. The
detailsFetched() function can be queried to see if all available details have been fetched, and if not,
getPlaceDetails() can be used to retrieve them. Precisely which details are populated during a search and which need to be fetched individually may vary from provider to provider. See plugin documentation for more details.
The rich content of a place consists of items such as images, reviews and editorials. Potentially there may be many rich content items, so they are treated separately from the place details. They can be retrieved in a paged fashion via
getPlaceContent() . If necessary, the content may be assigned to a place so it can act as a convenient container.