Yelp! First Augmented Reality app Easter Egg

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  1. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Download the new Yelp app (came out yesterday). So you shake your iPhone 3 times. That activates a feature called Monocle. A message should come up if you activated it. A blue box will come up saying "the Monocle has been activated." It will create a button in the top right corner. Now you should be able to look at the bars, restaurants, etc. Only works on iPhone 3GS.

    http://friendfeed.com/scobleizer/e6e411b4/new-yelp-iphone-app-is-also-out-there-cool-easter
     
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  3. jmccray macrumors regular

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    Ok, I'm shaking uncontrollably to no avail!!!!!!
     
  4. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    [app]Yelp[/app]

    I'm not on a 3GS, so I can't test it.
     
  5. run-kmc macrumors member

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    Works. Now I know exactly which direction area restaurants are while I'm going to the bathroom.
     
  6. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Neat. Kinda funny that they snuck it in as an easter egg. Apple never would have let it in otherwise.
     
  7. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    I like it! It's pretty sweet, I hope more apps add augmented reality soon (but I doubt I'll use this much).
     
  8. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Not working for me, but I do not recall getting an update maybe they yanked the update.
     
  9. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    You need to have an account and log in

    Works perfectly....
     
  10. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    I have an account, and I am logged in.

    However, I did not get an update yesterday.
     
  11. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't work as it should. Firstly, I shook my phone for a long time for it to finally pop up. I felt like I was jacking off my phone and didn't want anyone to walk in on me while I was testing this out, lol. When I inputing text on any other app, such as Messages, I can shake to undo with little to no effort but for some reason it was harder with this app...might just be my iPhone. Anyways, my compass was calibrated and north was facing the right direction so no problems there. I tested the app out without any interferences nearby and yet it didn't face me in the correct direction of the POIs near my area. It told me a nearby Chinese restaurant was southeast when it should've been saying it was due west. Same SE direction with gas stations and banks. I live in a little country town and the ONLY things that are east of my location are a storage facility, a water tower, and a lot of open land (ironically enough, the storage facility was the only thing that the app told me was to my west, lol). Everything else in town is to my west. The strange thing though is that it's pinning me in the right location when I look at the map in the app.
     
  12. BigKyle macrumors member

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    works great... had to shake ti a few times to get it to show up, but once you "activate" it its always there
     
  13. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I got it to work too.
    So cool.
    I'll never use it.
    But so cool.
     
  14. odelay macrumors 6502

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    no you don't. I don't have an account, and it works fine for me. For anyone who can't get it to work, just do three separate shakes, i.e. hold you hand up and bring it swiftly down, repeat twice, as if you're trying to get the last splodge of ketchup out of the bottle :)
     
  15. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Or that last splodge of ______ out of your _______.
     
  16. odelay macrumors 6502

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    ROFL xD
     
  17. Goodeye macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a reason that only 3g's seem to be able to do this augmented reality stuff? I know they have the video cameras but these apps are not taking video's are they?

    Can't an app access the camera (I know they can cause I have a microsoft tag scanner on my iphone downloaded from the app store)
     
  18. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You need the compass to know which direction the phone is aiming.
     
  19. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Just downloaded.
    Just shook the hell out of my phone (looking like an idiot).
    Nothing.

    Do you have to be in a certain menu?

    EDIT:!!!!!!
    I keep shaking it, never give up. Then I get:
    "the Monocle is activated. Yelp thought reality was boring, so we augmented it. Look for the button in the upper right corner"
     
  20. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    OK so I updated the app, it wasn't showing in my updates, i had to search and download again.

    Anyhow, I've shaken this iphoen so much tha tI can actually hear something moving around inside now. Still doesn't work.

    Oh well.
     
  21. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    It uses the compass.
     
  22. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Determination, keep on trucking, it will work!!!!
     

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