Founded in 2004, Yelp is a California-based online urban city guide, developed by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simons. Initially a web-based business review site, Yelp helps users find places to eat, shop, drink and unwind. This means, Yelp.com guides its customers through anything exciting that’s happening around in the city- be it great discounts, finding small businesses, exciting events or a new eating place that’s open now.
Available on Andorid, iPhone, iPad, amazonkindle and Windows Phone, the Yelp App offers inside perspective with access to millions of reviews, photos, tips and check-ins written by Yelpers.
Crossing the mark of 138 million users in the Q2 2014, Yelp has expanded its services to Europe and Canada.
With phone numbers and an address book, Yelpers can also make reservations directly from the app or website. Easy and simple as ABC, Yelp App can be downloaded free of cost. The travel app also has city maps for distances and easy directions.
Yelp has brought in a fresh wave of excitement in local businesses, helping both Yelpers as well as businesses. The firm earns its revenue via advertising, marked as Yelp Ads on the site. Users can write reviews, find friends, talk or have a chit-chat with other Yelpers. Filtering the search as per ratings, locality, distance and price, makes the app hasty and handy.