10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- Fast search results
- Monocle: AR feature
- Location-based social network features: badges & dukedoms
- User-friendly interface
- We didn't find any, did you?
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.
★ Search for businesses near you
★ Tap quick links to find nearby bars, restaurants, cafes and more
★ Narrow your searches by 'hood, distance, price, and what's open now
★ Browse reviews to read what's great (and not so great) in your city
★ Find great Deals offered by your favorite local businesses
★ Add Quick Tips, photos, and draft reviews for your favorite businesses
★ Check-in and share on Facebook and Twitter
★ Make reservations on OpenTable without leaving the Yelp app
★ Look up addresses and phone numbers for thousands of businesses, then call or map them from your phone
★ Yelp does augmented reality with Monocle. Overlay business information onto the world around you.
Recently changed in this version:
☆ We're launching a brand new Android business page. We tore the old page down to the studs and built it back up with an eye on aesthetics and efficiency. We think you’ll find browsing business details, photos, review highlights, reviews, and tips far more enjoyable.
☆ We made adding business photos a lot more elegant. Now it's a lot easier to add multiple photos as well as review all the previous photos you've uploaded for a business.
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Comments and ratings for Yelp
I love this ups
shows me a lot about where I know little. won't post to facebook.
Can't ask for it to be any simpler! Still not crazy about paid ads though...
Unless you advertise with yelp your business will have all 5 start ratings will be filtered leaving only poor ratings. Or in our case no reviews.
Can't post review from app? WTH? Avoid. Not recommended!
I've used Yelp locally but it helps on business trips!