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

• Bug fixes and various improvements


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  • (70)

    by rgo.droid on 17/05/2011

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

  • (70)

    by Prentice Herring on 01/10/2014

    I discovered that Yelp is a significant source of infornation on where to live and best commutes for a city. People who know post their comments which give a lot of insight into an area.

  • (70)

    by Tom Morrow on 01/10/2014

    If it wasn't for YELP, businesses would continue to SCREW OVER the consumer with HORRIBLE service and ARROGANT business behavior, THANKS YELP!

  • (70)

    by Lunas Chimney Sweep on 01/10/2014

    Great information. Thanks you YELP

  • (70)

    by sonam iqbal on 01/10/2014

    Only thing I don't like is how it doesn't save your filters between refreshes

  • (70)

    by Steve Burbo on 01/10/2014

    Write a review and I guess because I gave my chiropractor too good of a review they removed it. Check in frequently and even took a picture but my review falls in the not recommended area. Really who made Yelp the all mighty decision maker on who's good reviews get removed.

  • (70)

    by Richard Rose, III on 01/10/2014

    Can't count the number of times yelp has saved me from eating at a dud of a restaurant. Easy to use app based on where you are going or where you are! Your own personal consultant. Be warned that now businesses can buy their stars, or lose them for not buying