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Yelp has finally updated their Android app to allow users to post reviews from their devices, after adding the same feature to iOS last August Yelp's iOS App Now Includes Much-Requested Review Feature [Updates] Yelp's iOS App Now Includes Much-Requested Review Feature [Updates] If you're an avid user and reviewer on Yelp, you might be pleased to know that you can now add customer reviews of businesses via the website's iOS app. Users of the app have requested... Read More . Previously, users could only post tips or draft reviews on their mobile devices, but had to wait until they got back to a computer to actually post the review. Tips are staying around for now, but are meant for much shorter notes rather than in-depth reviews.

Along with this major update, photos uploaded with a review now appear directly underneath the review, and users can swipe down on the page of any business to see more pictures of the place.

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The app currently has a 4.4 star rating on Google Play, and reviewers seem elated by the long overdue announcement. For those who think that mobile reviews allow for heated, spontaneous reviews over nothing, Yelp has stated that even on the mobile platform, they still find that 80% of reviews are 3, 4, or 5 stars.

Yelp, founded in 2004 as a simple review site, has been facing major competition from other review sources recently such as Google Maps. Last quarter, Yelp boasted 10.4 million unique mobile users per month on average, giving them all the incentive necessary to improve upon their mobile apps.

What do you think of Yelp? Is this update enough to sway you, or do you have a different favorite review app? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Yelp Blog | Image Credit: PlaceIt

  1. Yelp Class Action
    October 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Judges in California and Oregon have stated that Yelp is like the "Mafia" and "Organized Crime". Judge Henry Kantor in Oregon said that Yelp's business model is "offensive".
    The judge believes that the Oregon Attorney General has an investigation pending regarding Yelp's treatment of businesses and that Yelp's business model is "problematic."

    FOOTNOTE: Judge Henry Kanton, Oregon Circuit Court, Portland October, 7, 2013 at 10:56

    “ I’ve been watching and paying attention to what both Mr. Bernath said and actually other things out that I’ve read out what’s going on with Yelp and the way its handing businesses it has business with. I find it offensive, I know there are class actions pending…it would not shock me at all if actually Mr. Bernath gets some relief for the way yelp is conducting its business model. I think (Yelp’s ethics are) its highly problematic
    If Oregon attorney general office has not initiated something I suspect they will. I don’t thinks this is any shock. Yelp knows this in a more sophisticated way then I do. In fact I believe there may be something pending. And I think down the line Yelp has to change or its going to look like what Mr. Bernath describes it; organized crime.”
    Oct 7 2013
    FOOTNOTE: I’ve been watching and paying attention to what both Mr Bernath said and other things out that I’ve read out whats going on with yelp and the way its handing businesses it has business with. I find it offensive, other class actions pending it would not shock me at all if Mr. Bernath gets some relief for the way yelp is conducting its business model its highly problematic
    If Oregon attorney general has not initiated I suspect they will. I don’t thinks this is any shock. Yelp knows this in a more sophisticated way then I do. And Yelp may know I’m sure they will be something pending
    Down the line, Yelp has to change or its going to be what mr Bernath describes it, organized crime

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