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
  • We didn't find any, did you?
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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
Looking for a burrito joint open now? An Irish pub nearby? A gas station you can drive to before your tank hits empty? Yelp for Android is here to help. Use us to search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.

FEATURES:
★ Search for businesses near you
★ Add reviews, photos, and tips for your favorite businesses
★ 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
★ 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

• You can now watch videos uploaded by business owners in your app! Take a video tour of their services before you drop in.
• Bug fixes and various improvements

Also, we've started a Beta Testers community - search for it on Google+ to join!


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Comments and ratings for Yelp
  • (70)

    by Arvind Chande on 20/04/2014

    Nice

  • (70)

    by Greg Brouckxon on 20/04/2014

    Keep on top of what's good and what's bad anywhere you want to dine,play or hang out.

  • (70)

    by Juggy James on 20/04/2014

    Just check it out for yourself

  • (70)

    by Justin Hall on 20/04/2014

    This is a great app for finding what you are looking for. I almost always use it for finding a good place to eat. I have found the reviews very helpful. No complaints from me on this App.

  • (70)

    by Naeemah Fukuda on 20/04/2014

    Yelp is great for finding things you need to go to on the fly. Food, sports, events too!

  • (70)

    by Zygard Vice on 20/04/2014

    Top

  • (70)

    by Wendy Fu on 20/04/2014

    I've been having lots of trouble uploading pics of my dining experiences lately. Quite annoying...