Yelp for iPhone 4.0 Video
Yelp for iPhone 4.0 Video Transcript
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>> The Yelp for iPhone app doesn't stay the same for very long. Version 4.0 of the Free Business Review Service adds a bunch of features, including a new interface and an augmented reality feature that uses your camera lens to show you what's nearby. I'm Jessica Delacourt from CNET. Let's get started. Yelp 4.0 opens on a brand new, tiled menu that has nine large buttons you can easily press to get to Yelp's features. You can still search the businesses nearby, but now you're also able to check in on Yelp when you get there. Checking in is the social networking feature that let's your friends know where you are. Yelp can send an alert to your Yelp, Facebook, and Twitter friends when you've arrived. If you've got an iPhone 3GS, you can take advantage of augmented reality search. Monocle, as it's called, began as an Easter egg, a hidden feature within Yelp 3.0. You used to have to shake the iPhone three times to get it to work, but now you just click the nearby icon on your iPhone 3GS and tap a button to turn on Monocle mode. Hold the iPhone up to view the street from the camera, and you'll see where businesses are on your living map. Yelp has also made some administrative changes. Friend Finder makes it possible to invite friends from your address book and from Facebook to your circle. Another tweak let's you create a profile from Yelp on the iPhone, but you will still need to edit your profile picture from Yelp.com. You can still get at special offers, see what's nearby, and add photos and tips with Yelp 4.0. What we're still waiting on is for Yelp to address the issue of writing reviews from the mobile phone. Right now, you can publish short tips or draft a review, but you can't create a longer review from the phone. We're hoping that that's coming soon. Even without long reviews, Yelp for iPhone is starting to close in on Yelp.com's feature set. That's a very good thing for mobile users. I'm Jessica Delacourt, and this has been Yelp for iPhone 4.0. ^M00:01:52 [ Music ]
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