Yelp today announced an update to their iOS app that redesigns the Nearby tab so it displays recommendations based on location, previous check-ins and more.

Our updated Nearby tab now offers suggestions based on your location, previous Yelp check-ins and reviews, and Yelp friends as well as other data like the time of day and even the weather. At Yelp, we have an entire community of reviewers that we rely on to suggest places you might not know about, as well as places that you and your friends love. Maybe you’ll discover something new, maybe you’ll understand what the neighborhood has to offer, or maybe you’ll be reminded of an old favorite.

On their blog Yelp shares a potential use case for the new feature, noting that checking the Nearby tab at lunch could have the app recommend a place nearby that has good lunch options or a place where lots of Yelpers have recently checked in and enjoyed.

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The app also sees its Events also get a redesign, with the most popular events also getting a slot in the Nearby tab so users can keep up with local events.

Yelp is a universal update that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

benji888 Avatar
117 months ago
yelp sucks, not easy to use on the go at all. This was the only disappointment in today's WWDC keynote, that they didn't buy foursquare...it's 1000 percent better than yelp, and foursquare has better, more up-to-date data on their places. I just think foursquare would be a better fit for apple, and I'm still hoping they will buy or include foursquare instead of (or in addition to) yelp with new ios7/OS X maps.
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flounder021 Avatar
117 months ago
This is great! love love love the App and company. Great update by the Yelp team
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kmad86 Avatar
117 months ago
Yelp is a racket. Don't pay, they will make fake ratings about you. It's a fact.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calaverasgrande Avatar
117 months ago
Yelp is a racket. Don't pay, they will make fake ratings about you. It's a fact.
it's worse than that. Look up almost any business on yelp and read the reviews. Apparently not all the reviews are counted towards the rating.
This is why you can find mechanics with 5 star ratings that have nothing but complaints.
Yelp is a scam.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
John.B Avatar
117 months ago
Yelp has the worst, least verified, location data out of any app in the genre. Apple would do well to distance themselves as far as they possibly can from that disaster.

I mean, what good are "nearby recommendations" if they aren't actually nearby?
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blitzer09x87 Avatar
117 months ago
yelp never stops, they keep on changing and improving things so that the users to get bored, it's a good thing, the new "nearby recommendations" feature just made it even better.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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