Yelp

Yelp

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

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Pros
  • Fast search results
  • Monocle: AR feature
  • Location-based social network features: badges & dukedoms
  • User-friendly interface
Cons
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"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!

Recently changed in this version

☆ Event page: We’ve refreshed the look & feel of Event pages and added a way to import an event to your calendar.
☆ Fixed various bugs, including some related to videos, private messaging, and user photo uploads.
☆ Also, did you know we've started a Beta Testers community? It's true - search for it on Google+ to join!


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Comments and ratings for Yelp
  • (70)

    by rgo.droid on 17/05/2011

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

  • (70)

    by tonya dwyer on 17/08/2014

    They let people lie

  • (70)

    by Shae Dela Pina on 17/08/2014

    Some directions get messed up, but overall great.

  • (70)

    by Jackson Greenwade on 17/08/2014

    I love how it almost feels like a game to review places. You get awards for doing various things. Businesses actually do thrive or die from things like yelp so it's cool to put the power back in the consumers hands by contributing to the ratings of certain establishments.

  • (70)

    by Ibrahim Jarmai on 17/08/2014

    Cool

  • (70)

    by Salvador Alcala on 17/08/2014

    Love this easy

  • (70)

    by Francisco Barraza on 17/08/2014

    It will get 5 stars when I can zoom into pictures (Menus for Example).