I take the constant barrage of emails, tweets and Facebook postings as flattery. But man, you sure don’t give a guy a break! That’s why today I am thrilled to announce our first Yelp for Android application!
The Yelp for Android app is the 5th member of Yelp’s mobile family joining the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre and WAP. Like all new Yelp mobile applications, we focus on releasing a useful and awesome product first and then add more bells and whistles over time. We particularly wanted to make sure that all you Droid lovers got your wish answered this holiday season and had Yelp guiding your way as you shop, travel and be merry. You can plan for more updates before the New Year, but immediate features include:
- By leveraging location-aware technology, the Yelp for Android app determines your current location and then lets you search for nearby businesses, read reviews and access a moveable Google map that enables you to easily zoom in/out on a location and redefine your search based on that geographic area.
- In addition to searching nearby businesses, you can also filter reviews by “Price,” “Open Now,” “Special Offers” and browse “Hot on Yelp”
- Like all our other mobile applications, Yelp for Android works everywhere Yelp is available (US, Canada, UK and Ireland)
- It is available for download on Android Market via your handset.
So what are you waiting for? Do the robot, er, Android with Yelp!