Sure, I can provide you with a basic outline for an application that retrieves business names and addresses near your location. This example will use the Google Places API, which provides detailed information about various places using HTTP requests. Below is a simple Python script that you can use as a starting point.

### Requirements
1. Python installed on your computer.
2. A Google Cloud account with the Places API enabled and an API key.

### Steps to Create the Application

1. **Set Up Your Environment**
   - Install the required libraries using `pip`:
     ```bash
     pip install requests
     ```

2. **Get Your API Key**
   - Go to the [Google Cloud Console](https://console.cloud.google.com/).
   - Create a new project or select an existing one.
   - Enable the Places API for your project.
   - Generate an API key.

3. **Write the Python Script**
   - Create a Python file (e.g., `get_businesses.py`) and add the following code:

```python
import requests

def get_nearby_businesses(api_key, location, radius, business_type):
    url = "https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/nearbysearch/json"
    params = {
        'location': location,  # format: 'latitude,longitude'
        'radius': radius,      # radius in meters
        'type': business_type, # type of business, e.g., 'restaurant', 'cafe', etc.
        'key': api_key
    }

    response = requests.get(url, params=params)
    
    if response.status_code == 200:
        results = response.json().get('results', [])
        businesses = []
        for place in results:
            business = {
                'name': place.get('name'),
                'address': place.get('vicinity')
            }
            businesses.append(business)
        return businesses
    else:
        print(f"Error: {response.status_code}")
        return []

if __name__ == "__main__":
    API_KEY = 'YOUR_GOOGLE_API_KEY'
    LOCATION = '40.712776,-74.005974'  # Example: New York City
    RADIUS = 1500  # Search within 1500 meters
    BUSINESS_TYPE = 'restaurant'

    businesses = get_nearby_businesses(API_KEY, LOCATION, RADIUS, BUSINESS_TYPE)
    
    if businesses:
        for i, business in enumerate(businesses, start=1):
            print(f"{i}. {business['name']}, Address: {business['address']}")
    else:
        print("No businesses found.")
```

### Explanation
1. **Importing Libraries**: The `requests` library is used to make HTTP requests to the Google Places API.
2. **Defining Function**: `get_nearby_businesses` is a function that takes the API key, location (latitude, longitude), search radius, and business type as parameters.
3. **Making the API Request**: The script constructs the request URL and parameters, then makes a GET request to the Places API.
4. **Parsing the Response**: If the request is successful, it parses the JSON response to extract business names and addresses.
5. **Main Block**: The main block sets up the API key, location, radius, and business type, then calls the function and prints the results.

### Usage
- Replace `'YOUR_GOOGLE_API_KEY'` with your actual Google API key.
- Set the `LOCATION` variable to your current latitude and longitude.
- Adjust the `RADIUS` and `BUSINESS_TYPE` as needed.

This script provides a basic example. For a full-fledged application, you might want to add error handling, user input for location and business type, and a graphical user interface (GUI) or a web interface using frameworks like Flask or Django.

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