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

☆ Celebrating 'Murica's birthday this week with a release chock full of fixes and small updates. Happy July 4th to our fellow US Yelpers!
☆ 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 Vlad K on 05/07/2014

    No complaints about the app's functionality and features. It does everything you need and then some. However, feels like an update gets issued every week for some minor fixes and it gets annoying. Good to know you're working to improve the app but bundle releases until there's a major revision.

  • (70)

    by Jesus Guzman on 05/07/2014

    Won't let me add other places other than posted here.

  • (70)

    by Brian Foster on 05/07/2014

    Always helpful. When I see a lot of reviews it helps make the decision .

  • (70)

    by Gary Fletcher on 05/07/2014

    Bought a $225 dollar pair of soccer cleats that developed a tear in the toe after 4 practice sessions. The bus.iness I bought them from said they were not defective. When I took them to the company that makes the shoe they said they were clearly defective. The shoe company fully reimbursed me when the soccer business should have. I post a review on the soccer businesses' shady practices and Yelp

  • (70)

    by Ron Kaminsky on 05/07/2014

    Eat, drink and stay... Love Yelp!

  • (70)

    by Britnee Cowling on 05/07/2014

    LOVE how people give honest reviews