Dec 07 AT 1:52 PM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Yelp officially comes to Android

Yelp is one of the largest communities for local business ratings and reviews. Many popular Android applications (like Sherpa) actually pull their restaurant reviews from Yelp. There have been many imitation apps, but Yelp Inc. finally launched their first official Android application.

Version 1.0 is very light on features as you can only search and read reviews. It would be nice to submit photos, reviews, and other content and I expect we will see that in a future version. One nice feature is how easily it integrates with the new Google Maps Navigation. Find any business and in about 2 clicks you can quickly pull up driving directions.

Users in smaller cities might not find much use for Yelp, but if you travel to any large metro area (or live in Austin) it is an awesome tool to find hidden, local places to eat.

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  • http://Website CJ

    I personally don’t see the real use of Yelp. I can search for a restaurant using Google search on my Droid and get the same results. And the reviews are next to useless. What some consider a good restaurant may be a bad choice for someone else.

  • Dave H.

    About time!

  • brian

    Its nice to see more and more mainstream apps coming to android. But like Cj said we can search all of this on our devices. It would be nice if they added a way to review and submit photos.

  • http://Website al

    Whatever, CJ– I swear by Yelp and I use it all over L.A. and San Francisco…. this app will help a TON!! So, thank you!!

  • jethro1138

    Doesn’t show up in Market for me… some other popular apps don’t show up for me, either. Anyone have any idea why? Is it a cyanogenmod thing?