Yelp! is a popular location based search app for our Windows Phone. You can search for nearby bars, restaurants, cafes, gas stations, banks, and more. Then read reviews, get directions to, find deals and view photos of the businesses.  You even have an augmented reality feature that throws up an overlay on the camera view of the businesses in your area.

Yelp! was updated today for both Windows Phone 8 (v2.5) and Windows Phone 7.5 (v2). While there's no official change log, it appears the new features includes the ability to make reservations through OpenTable without the need to leave the Yelp! app, write reviews and the ability to check-in to share your location with other Yelp! friends.


We haven't visited Yelp! in a while and reports are also appears to have gotten a slight revision to the user interface (may have come along with previous updates). Regardless, the update reminds us how nice of an app Yelp! is for locating and getting you to local establishments.

Yelp! is a free app for your Windows Phone and you can find it here in the Windows Phone Store.

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