Yelp for iOS Now Allows Full Reviews from iPhone Users

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Yelp for iOS was updated to version 7.0.0 today, adding a much desired review feature. After installing the update, users will be able to add reviews to any business or restaurant from their phones.

    While Yelp on the iPad has allowed reviews for quite some time, iPhone users were previously limited to adding short tips or drafting reviews that could be saved and added later via the website.

    The new version of Yelp supports full reviews, and the former "Tip" button has now been replaced with a "Review" button that offers a standard review interface.
    Yelp is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Yelp for iOS Now Allows Full Reviews from iPhone Users
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    Yesssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2011
    Why did that take so long??? I didn't know the iPad app had it. So that makes its absence on iPhone even more bizarre. I thought they wanted to push people to their website and therefore blocked submission on the app in general, but that's not true if the iPad had the ability to publish. WTF?
  4. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Yelp is SUCH A JOKE for not having this included until now.... There has been a yelp app for, what, 5 years????

    I never used yelp, and then after inclusion in iOS 6 I decided I'd give it a shot. The fact that I couldn't leave a review in the app was absolutely ridiculous. I immediately gave up and never used the app again. Yelp is a joke. I wish Apple hadn't used them for iOS integration. They have been such a failure.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    Columbia, MD
    Yelp is stupid. Whats the point if you can't add reviews while you are at the restaurant? I have so many unpublished reviews. I wonder how many reviews are not shared because they would not let you publish.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2012
    Silly that it took this long to allow it, but I'll give them credit for the fun release note.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2007
    True and true.

    However, from this day forth I guarantee you Yelp reviews will SKYROCKET and turn it into the "standard" for finding a good place.

    What they need to do is integrate more of Yelp into Maps, so features can be utilized in Maps...the main place people use Yelp.
  8. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    perhaps... untill yelp has missed their window of opportunity. Yelp was hip about 2-3 years ago. When iOS 6 came out yelp was already kind of on their way down.... Now I feel like it is mostly forgotten.

    I think Apple should have bought yelp a long time ago and thoroughly incorporated it into the Maps app. Leaving reviews from the maps app, etc.

    Edit: Haha, I see you added the bit about integration into maps as I was responding. It'd so ridiculous how little they are integrated. For nearly everything in bumps you into the app. and then you can't even review in the app. Gosh... such a joke...
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
  10. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Maybe now Yelp can work on fixing their worthless POI location data?
  11. macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2009
    I'll be more impressed when they start paying attention the user submitted corrections to fix their mess of incorrect information.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    I'm surprised that Apple didn't petition Yelp to include this feature before they integrated it into iOS. I'm sure it would've been easy for Eddy Cue to get them to make the change with little effort.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2008
    Bay Area,Cali
    I agree,this should have been implemented on day one. One thought was....maybe they didn't allow people to add reviews from their phones was to maybe allow a "cooling off" period. Maybe the food or service might seem bad at the table while dining,but after some time once you're home...maybe it's not as bad as you thought or you've calmed down. At this point it's too late,you've already given your review. Just my two cents.... Either way...this option is long over due. This is what kept me from leaving reviews. Lol...
  14. macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    Yelp is still not a worldwide effort, and that is part of the problem with data missing in Apple Maps.
  15. Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    From what I understand, they were reluctant to implement it on the iPhone because they didn't want shorthand, sloppy writing to make its way into reviews. See this blog post from 2009 on the subject:

    "But why not full reviews? Well imagine what it would be like if reviews were done in SMS shorthand: "OK so, IANAE, but AFAIC this place has THE best Cfood. It was gr8! ADBB"
  16. macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    A feature that should have been included from day-1.
  17. macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2012
    People type like that even when they're on the computer. Idiots will be idiots, regardless of their means of typing. It was silly of them not to incorporate it until now and it's why I stopped bothering with the app a long time ago. I might try it out again since they put the stupidly obvious feature in.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008

  19. macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2009
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2008
    Wow, this took forever and is something that should have obviously been there since day one.
  22. macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Nailed it.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2005
    This is precisely it. In addition to sloppy reviews, they didn't want inaccurate reviews done out of anger or frustration in the heat of the moment after bad service. You draft a review, and finish it after you've had time to reflect.

    It's not about having fun on an iPhone, it's about leaving accurate reviews so when you want to find a good place, you can trust the data.

    It's embarrassing to read posts from users who have no clue that it was an intentional and well thought out omission this entire time.

  24. macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    I have always looked at Yelp as a lot like Wikipedia in that accuracy always seems to take a back seat to volume...
  25. macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Yelp has immense potential. I think it's a great service. They have a lot to still get right for sure. I was getting email notifications, for instance, about the best places to eat steak in the suburbs. I'm a vegetarian living in the city core. Just an example.

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