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Yelp offers powerful local search capabilities to help you discover new shops, restaurants, and similar venues while on the go. Using a somewhat outdated, yet intuitive interface, the app boasts a wide list of establishments in the U.S. and even some in Western Europe, with data becoming scarcer as you move to smaller countries.
After a quick installation, Yelp for iOS takes around 38MB of space. Once launched, the app will ask for your location and you will be prompted to create a Yelp account, which will enable you to write reviews and bookmark locations. International users should skip this step since our tests reveal that currently registrations are limited to the U.S. In terms of graphical interface, this app still retains its iOS 6 look and may feel dated when compared to other apps, but it's very easy to navigate. Information on each shop includes fields such as contact information, opening times, photos, and reviews, although the database gets much lighter as you move internationally. We did appreciate the ability to pan the map and search the area that's on the screen. Another nice touch is the "Monocle" feature, which uses the back camera and overlays the labels of local businesses. Note that prior to using this feature, you may need to spend 20-30 seconds calibrating your device's compass.
If you're in the U.S., Yelp is definitely a great way to discover new shops and stores. International coverage isn't as in-depth yet, but the app is worth a download if you're in North America.
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 your iPhone 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 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 Add Quick Tips, photos, and draft reviews for your favorite 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 iPhone Yelp does augmented reality with Monocle. Overlay business information onto the world around you
What's new in this version:
Fixed a bug that caused some users to have to re-login to their Yelp account.