Yelp today updated its iPhone app with the ability to shoot and upload 3 - 12 second videos, allowing users to show off their restaurant and local business experiences in yet another way.
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, well now on iPhone you can take 3-12 second videos of your experiences at your favorite local businesses. So that's worth like... 30 frames per second multiplied by video length... (pulls out calculator)... between 90 and 360 thousand words! Whoa.
Previously, users could write reviews, post tips for potential customers and upload photos for users to get a better visual sense of food, location and more. With video, users can now show off a restaurant's customer service, live food reactions, noteworthy moments from city attractions and more.
Yelp for iOS is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Dammit. This wouldn't be acceptable in a movie theatreso why is it acceptable in a restaurant?
I consider yelp an extortion racket. I hate that my favorite company in the world Apple partnered with such a criminal acting outfit. My customers have never been able to leave a positive review that stuck after yelp sales reps offered to "manage my reviews" for a fee of course. When I refused all positive reviews were buried & negatives all popped up in a matter of days commenting about things that don't even apply to our business. No thanks I have read too many of the same horror stories about them extorting other small businesses.
You missed the point completely. I'm going to have to listen to people obnoxiously reviewing their foodlive in the restaurant not the appno doubt using a louder than normal announcer voice. What's next, boom mics and soft boxes? (Joke) But seriously, a restaurant is for eating, not personal video production at the expense of other guests.
"It was an honest burger and the bun had pride and the fries looked like the men I saw fall in the war. And I ate and drank with gusto and then made love to my Elizabeth and with that cheeseburger in my stomach I felt alive."
Only saving grace is that at least it seems to be limited to 3-12 seconds, but still...