Yelp Adding In-App Local Delivery Ordering Option

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Yelp is adding a new local delivery ordering option to its iOS app, allowing users to order and pay for food right within the app. The company is partnering with local delivery services, beginning in San Francisco.

    Reports VentureBeat:
    The updated description for the Yelp app says the delivery options will "be rolling this out to more locations in the coming weeks".

    Yelp is a free download for the iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Yelp Adding In-App Local Delivery Ordering Option
  2. bostonsox macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2012
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    I hope to be able to try it out this weekend!
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2012
    It would be awesome if you could order food with Siri's yelp integration.
  5. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
  6. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    I wonder if they need to give Apple a cut of the order...
    If so, does that mean the extra cost is passed on to the customer?
    If not, how did they get Apple to allow it?
  7. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    When will they allow us to post reviews from the app? I still don't understand why I can write a review but I have to go to my computer to actually post it...
  8. flounder021 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Probably to give you time to process your FULL experience instead of an in the moment experience..
  9. ATC macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    Yep, with every update I think this addition is coming but no. Strange that mobile users of this otherwise great app have to leave the app and sign into their desktop site separately to publish a review. :rolleyes:
  10. NOS2U macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
    That would be great! I use it to find the phone numbers of restaurants in the local area and call to place an order. Now it can save me a call.
  11. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    Thought I recognized your username on FT... rolling around SFO in a CTS-V? ;)
  12. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

    May 20, 2011
    I'd like to know as well. When I buy stuff for Starbucks on the app, is Apple taking a 30% cut? Or is the 30% cut only related to services used within the app, like with Dropbox providing storage and usability only within the app, Office providing usability only within the app, whereas buying clothes, toys, and food is not used within the app.
  13. Keane16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2007
    Quality reasons:

    I also read another company didn't allow reviews from mobiles as when they did a test all users left were a bunch of emojis. Can't find that link though or remember which company. :(
  14. trainwrecka, Jul 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013

    trainwrecka macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2007
    Still no word on when an app based around user reviews will let its users... review.

    And the reasons given in this 2009 article are insane now that the iPhone has been around for over 6 years! Most computing is done from an iPhone or iPad (or similar device) when it comes to social stuff. No one in my Facebook, iMessage, SMS or Twitter feed talks like that.

    I used the Yelp site, downloaded the app, found out reviews required the desktop and never touched it again.
  15. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2013
    i hope they add my location in their app by the end of the year, it'd be really cool.
  16. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2013
    hmmm...pretty impressive, yelp is bringing out some great ideas and rapidly improving their product.

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