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iphone travel app: yelp
APPLICATION NAME & WEBSITE:  Yelp  http://www.yelp.com


DESCRIPTION:  Search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know

PRICE:  Free

SOCIAL SPECS:  Huge social community in itself.  Lets you add friends from Facebook and Twitter, plus you may “push” your activities to your Facebook Timeline and/or Twitter feed.  Post a lot of reviews and get nominated to becoming an “ELITE”.  Sponsored Yelp Elite parties are the bomb.  Trust.
iphone travel app: yelp

LOCATION SERVICES:  Has “Nearby” function to search by location and/or category.  Bonus– you can check which venues are open at 2am, dog-friendly or within walking distance.

FUN FACTOR:  You can make comments and give compliments to those Yelpers writing fantastic, fun or funk reviews.  Start following people that have your taste in venues.

DESIGN & INTERFACE:  Clean, intuitive, easy to use.  Loads quickly.

HIGHLIGHTS & TIPS:  Create “bookmarks” for venues with great reviews, so that you remember to check it out next time you’re scouting for a new spot.  You can’t write reviews from the app, but your check-in serves as a reminder when you get back to your computer.

Think there’s an iPhone Travel App that I should review?  Email or tweet me!

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