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"Your friends advice is more reliable than any guide"

Reviewed by / Feb 24, 2012

Yelp is a mix of a location-based social network and a city guide made by users

There's been decades since the first city guide was released. Since then its format has changed but in essence it was the same. However, thanks to smartphones we all have a geolocator in our pockets and, we all are connected. What does it mean? The unidirectional era (guide editor - user) has finished, we can get reviews, recommendations, advises and any other kind of info instantly to our smartphones. From now, we all will be guide editor's.

Yelp is the platform that provides both a places database and the social network to share info about that places. Sign up by filling the form or use Facebook Connect. Create your and edit your profile: avatar, locations, reviews, bios... And start check-in places, posting reviewing about the, rate them. Add friends to widen your knowledge about places and to socialize with other users from around the World.

The check-in system is similar to other location-based social networks like Foursquare: you can get badges and own dukedoms. Other users will be able to check the photos you share, where you checked in, where you're regular at and other relevant info you want to share with them. What's more, you can bookmark, look for deals nearby, search places from the bottom search bar.

One of the features we liked most is the "Monocle" which allows you to search for nearby places by means of Augmented Reality technology. What impressed us most is how fast it's finding places nearby (it really makes the most of your GPS tech). Must-have.

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Developer's original description available here
Top-ranked Yelp for Android has over 50 million reviews on businesses worldwide — all in the palm of your hand. Whether you are looking for a pizzeria that is open now or a coffee shop nearby, Yelp is your local guide to finding just the place to eat, shop, drink, relax, and play.

★ Discover great local businesses.
★ Search for nearby restaurants, shops, and services.
★ Filter search results by neighborhood, distance, rating, price, and what’s open now.
★ Read millions of reviews written by a community of active, expert locals.
★ Get to know a business through beautiful photos.
★ Find great Deals offered by your favorite local businesses.
★ Look up addresses and phone numbers, call a business, or make reservations directly from the app.
★ Write reviews, check-in to businesses, upload photos, and add tips of your own!

This software uses code of FFmpeg ( licensed under the LGPLv2.1 ( and its source can be downloaded here:

Recently changed in this version

☆ Activity page: Now you can access notifications & messages through the Activity page. Tips from friends also now appear in the feed!
☆ Video notifications: You'll now receive a push notification if somebody likes your video.
☆ Performance updates: We’ve worked on making photo & video uploads more reliable. Also, you should see improvements to battery usage.
☆ There's also a prehistoric easter egg buried in the app...

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Comments and ratings for Yelp
  • (69)

    by rgo.droid on 17/05/2011

    It shouldn't need my contact information... uninstalling.

  • (69)

    by Bryan Carson on 29/05/2015

    The app has come a long way but still awkward to sort with precision (e.g. by distance from current). Still, it is my go-to for restaurants when I'm on travel or at home looking for other...

  • (69)

    by Angie Allen on 29/05/2015

    There are a lot of mediocre restaurants in Las Vegas, and nothing is worse than having a high priced cruddy meal. I don't mind spending my hard earned money, but I want decent food, great service and a clean environment. Yelp reviews make that possible!

  • (69)

    by Evie Vivaldo on 29/05/2015

    Love it.

  • (69)

    by Robert Ramos on 29/05/2015

    Love this app.. Better than that Angies list crap

  • (69)

    by Aratzy Murguia on 29/05/2015

    This an awsome app

  • (69)

    by Ted Farley on 29/05/2015

    Helpful for check ins, reading/writing reviews & adding pics while out & about. There are however some downfalls. Monocle shows limited listed businesses nearby. You can't do a check in for delivery because you're "too far away". If a business delivers to you then you should be within check in range. Maybe have a delivery check in option? Instead of the "useful", "cool", "funny" ratings for user

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