10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
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- Fast search results
- Monocle: AR feature
- Location-based social network features: badges & dukedoms
- User-friendly interface
- We didn't find any, did you?
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.
★ 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.
☆ We've added a ton of new search filter options. Only want to see places that are good for kids? Accepts credit cards? Offers delivery? We've got you covered!
☆ We've refreshed toggles/switches throughout the app: you'll notice them when you check in or on any screens with on/off settings.
☆ More prominent review search: Tap on "More Reviews" at any business and the search field is more visible at the top of the page. It'll allow you to search inside all reviews (if there are more than 20).
People comment on a lot of ethnic food restaurants but they never have even been in that country to know , specially people that never even been outside the US should just not even comment.
Great app. Works consistent across the board. Smooth interface and an intuitive layout make it easy to use as well as a pleasure to discover with.
I don't know if it's everywhere or just in Tucson but this app is always on she fritz. I also don't like the fact that it tells me I can't check in somewhere just because I didn't wait long enough between visiting places.
Quick and easy resource. Hasn't missed much I've searched for.
Since finding yelp, I have yet to visit a restaurant that wasn't exactly as described or better that I found on the site. It has a wealth of information about all kinds of locations and I think I'd be lost without it!
We use Yelp extensively - mostly for food - when trying decide what sounds good for dinner AND when traveling to determine what we shouldn't miss.