Yelp for iPhone 3GS Monocle Feature Video
Yelp for iPhone 3GS Monocle Feature Video Transcript
[ Music ]
>> Hi, I'm Scott Stine, senior associate editor at CNET.com. And I'm showing off Monocle, a new feature for Yelp for the iPhone 3GS. Now turns out that Augmented Reality, which is the idea of layering data on top of what you see in the real world was not supposed to be a feature that was going to be in an iPhone until OS3.1. It took Yelp to suddenly surprise launch such a feature inside their current 3.0 app as an Easter egg. If you launch Yelp right now and you have an iPhone 3GS, you can shake it three times or up to four or five times to launch the feature. Monocle takes the outside world through the built in camera and over lay actual restaurant information around you that coordinates with GPS and the built in compass on the 3GS to navigate around you as you turn and look for a restaurant. Just a direct way of looking at the world around you. Now while the actual accuracy needs a little bit of tweaking from our experience, it's the beginning of a really cool wave of apps that will allow you to look at the world and pinpoint tagged items and navigate the world around you for subway stops, restaurants, maybe even social networking and find out where your friends are. Check it out. It's available now on the App Store. And even though Apple didn't exactly want this to launch right away, you can expect a wave of this type of future tech to be happening really soon. I'm Scott Stine and I've been showing off Yelp and its new feature Monocle on the iPhone 3GS. ^M00:01:25 [ Music ]
Yelp's iPhone app has updated its interface, added a few better tools, and upped it augmented reality feature called monocle.
Thanks to the wonders of GPS, Where and Yelp, both free iPhone applications, find you gas, coffee, and restaurants near your current location.
Yelp's iPhone app finally lets you pitch your 2 cents in about businesses. Now, why is it you still can't publish a rated review from your device?
Senior Editor Scott Stein takes us on a tour of the iPhone 5 days before its debut.
The camera app's newest feature takes clean, easy panoramic shots, and iPhone 4S and 5 owners can take advantage of it. Scott Stein shows you how it's done.
At CES 2013 Scott Stein checks out the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that puts you inside the game.
At CES 2014 Scott Stein checks out the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset that puts you inside the game.
What comes inside the box when you buy your iPhone 5? Scott Stein takes you through the packaging: EarPods, stickers, and all.
Apple's latest Touch has a brand-new design, a new camera, and that same fancy four-inch Retina Display that's on the iPhone 5. Is it the best iPod Touch ever? Scott Stein looks at it compared to the iPhone 5, and iPods of the past.
Google has updated its popular Maps app for Android with added features, such as incorporating Zagat reviews, which puts the app in competition with Yelp and Foursquare. CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Seth Rosenblatt have the Inside Scoop on the improved Google Maps app.