Yelp: Food, Shopping, Services Nearby

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    Yelp: Food, Shopping, Services Nearby

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    Published: 2012-02-24, by Manu Galvez.

    Yelp is a mix of a location-based social network and a city guide made by users

    • Fast search results
    • Monocle: AR feature
    • Location-based social network features: badges & dukedoms
    • User-friendly interface
    • We didn't find any, did you?

    "Your friends advice is more reliable than any guide"

    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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    by Emmanuel , Appszoom

    Feb 24, 2012


    Yelp has over 135 million restaurant and business reviews worldwide. Whether you’re looking for a new pizzeria, a great coffee shop nearby, a new salon, or the best handyman in town, Yelp is your city guide to finding the perfect places to eat, shop, drink, relax, visit and play.

    Read reviews, browse photos and menus, order takeout from your favorites, make reservations, see hours, locations, and other important information for any business you’re looking for.

    Yelp puts great local businesses right at your fingertips. Discover new foods, hot spots, places for shopping and local businesses near you! On your travels or at home. Plus, order delivery or pickup.

    Yelp features:
    Food Near You: Find Restaurants
    • Find the newest, hottest and top rated places to eat and bars to drink nearby
    • Dine at local restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or get something to go
    • Order timely food delivery
    • Easily make a reservation, book a table, order pickup or food delivery, view restaurant menus—all from your phone
    • Read restaurant reviews from other Yelp users and scroll through photos to help you decide where to go
    • Get amazing food deals for dining and delivery places nearby, plan dinner reservations for your trips in advance

    Review, Discover, and Add Photos
    • Discover local businesses and services like body shops and hair salons
    • Look up addresses and phone numbers for businesses near you
    • Read and write reviews, check-in to local businesses, upload photos and add tips for other Yelp users
    • Browse photo galleries and add photos to share your experience
    • Redeem great check-in offers in your area or sign up for cash back

    Find Shops, Get Quotes, and Hire Professionals
    • Find the coolest stores and top rated body shops complete with customer reviews and contact info
    • Hire local professionals for home renovation, car repair, car transport, landscaping, moving, and other hiring services
    • Get quotes from professionals, message contractors nearby, and book appointments with a click
    • Read millions of reviews and recommendations by the Yelp community
    • Filter your searches by neighborhood, distance, rating, price, location, and hours of operation

    Beauty - Pamper Yourself
    • Find highly-rated salons, spas, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and more near you
    • Book appointments through Yelp at the most relaxing staycation destinations or find deals when traveling

    Search Filters
    • Filter your search results by neighborhood, distance, rating, price, open now, and other specifics like good for groups, full bar, cuisine type etc.
    • Look up addresses and phone numbers, call a business, order food delivery and make reservations directly from the Yelp app
    • Find the top rated food, hotels or hiring services nearby or in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia

    • Read millions of expert user reviews and browse through beautiful photos of each business
    • Write and read reviews, check-in to local businesses, order pickup or delivery, upload photos, book appointments, find a new activity, and add tips for other Yelp users
    • Use Yelp as your city guide and as a food guide for eating, drink, things to do, to see, to shop and relax

    Find top local restaurants, bars, hotels, events and other things to do, read customer reviews, order pickup or delivery, and search for businesses near you, all from the Yelp app.

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