There are thousands and thousands of businesses in every city, and each and every one of them is either awesome, terrible, or somewhere in between. How do you find out without spending years going to and spending money at each one of them? You let other people spend collective years spending money at each one of them. Yelp is one of the most popular online business review and rating sites, and with it, you can find and rate any business or type of business in a hurry.
Are you looking for lunch? Look up an restaurant on Yelp. It shows either a map of nearby restaurants, or a list of restaurants with detailed pricing and review information. It even lets you make reservations to certain restaurants from within the app! After lunch, you can hop back on Yelp and write a review of the place–did you enjoy it, or was it so bad you’ll never visit again?
Yelp also has a Deals section, allowing you to get goods and services for cheaper. You might find discounts on new bikes, on yoga, and more. More interesting than Deals is the Monacle: your phone is your world! It overlays local businesses onto a view of your device’s camera, allowing you to view reviews and information about businesses on the street.
Yelp is a big name in the local business review market. However, much of its functionality is now duplicated in Google Maps, so you might not find too much of a use for it. However, even considering that, Yelp is a great tool for finding and reviewing businesses, and is an app that can definitely help you find businesses better.
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