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Read reviews, write your own, or find out important information about a business.
Everyone’s a critic
Find out everything you need to know about a restaurant, hairdresser, shop, or hundreds of other businesses.
Explore the world around you with Yelp. This app gives you the rundown on organizations from a few taps on your iPhone.
Read other’s thoughts before you head out to eat somewhere or going to a new hairdresser. The app limits reviews for each page to fifty so that you aren’t overwhelmed by dozens of comments. If you don’t have time to read through each review, take a look at the rating out of five and the headline of the comment. Make smart decisions about a place by taking others’ views into account.
This app informs people about business hours of different shops so that they can run some errands, and know which stores are open. Some places don’t have a website or information on Google, leaving you in the dark. Yelp is crucial here, as it provides you with all the relevant information. The mobile version gives you bite-size details, so you understand people’s opinions about different places. Things like the opening hours, location and overall rating of the place are displayed clearly.
There is also the option to write your review to share your opinion with the people around you, but you need an account. It’s as simple as writing a quick comment and a star rating., but this is easy to set up. Login with your Facebook or Google account, or make a new account using your email address. You can read other people’s thoughts and search for businesses without signing up, which is handy if you want to read up on a place. Some of these reviews may be incorrect though, this could happen if a location closes, hours change, or someone is having a bad day and writes a negative evaluation.
Where can you run this program?
This app is installable on Apple devices using iOS 11.0 or newer.
Is there a better alternative?
No. Yelp has a great range of features. If you want a program specific to travel information, try TripAdvisor.
Yelp is a well-designed app with an easy to use interface and short reviews that do a good job of giving info about a variety of venues. Although there are some issues when it comes to posts, overall it’s a great product.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you are someone who likes to look up other people's thoughts on various places or want to check to see if a business is open, then this is the perfect app for you.
- Easy to use interface
- Up-to-date info about businesses
- Thorough search options and categories
- Information can be overwhelming
- Comments aren’t always correct
- Have to create an account to write reviews