Yelp is Getting Personalized Based on Your Dietary and Lifestyle Preferences

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Yelp today announced it is rolling out a new personalization feature that enables users to indicate their dietary, lifestyle, and accessibility preferences to receive more tailored restaurant and business results.


The news was shared in a Yelp blog post via Engadget:
After indicating your preferences, which takes less than two minutes, the app will update in real-time, surfacing businesses and things to do you're most likely to care about. Your preferences won't be locked in either. If you decide not to keep halal anymore, or if you want to eat more salads next week, all you need to do is update your preferences and you'll see these changes reflected in your app.
Yelp also shared a video demonstration:


The personalized functionality is rolling out now, with all iPhone users expected to have access in the fall. Yelp says the preferences users set will only be visible to them and never shared with a third party.

The latest version of the Yelp app is required.

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Bawstun

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I hate how Apple Maps uses Yelp as their tie-in. Nobody uses Yelp. Nobody.

Want to view photos of a business after typing in an address? Apple Maps says “photos available on Yelp” and the only option is to install the app, and it takes you to the App Store.

Trash.
 

dannyyankou

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I feel like Yelp is where people go just to complain. An app like Seamless are Opentable are more representative of how people like a restaurant, they ask you to rate your experience after you order.
 
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Textime

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Yelp should be pulled out of the store. Everyday there is a ‘new’ update but in fact they want to remove all the bad reviews.
 

jonblatho

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Yelp should be pulled out of the store. Everyday there is a ‘new’ update but in fact they want to remove all the bad reviews.
They probably want to remove the plethora of reviews purportedly for their app that are actually reviews of restaurants and other locations:

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I can understand that.
 
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DeepIn2U

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"Howeowner", "Parent"; an advertisers wet dream of oddly specific personal data
Not really.

Yelp is VERY slow to this and very basic. Must be a slow macrumors day.

If I had power at Yelp I’d work with MyFitnessPal’s app (by permission request with UnderArmour as there are millions of people that track their dietary intake using that app and suggestions that align with their needs would be best aligned from that data. Again by user permission and NOT associate end user data just their dietary meal plan and preferences of dietary intake restrictions. No location data from that app no pics no age no user or personal data required just dietary data used for suggestions nothing kept nor recorded. Data can be piled daily as thats when you’d need the suggestions.
 

Sasparilla

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Lets have a little more sunlight on Yelp's business practices, maybe it'll motivate them to change it:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...nts-phone-numbers-so-grubhub-can-take-a-cut?f

The one nice thing in this is the number that will be called pops up before you dial so you can see if they have changed it before the dial happens. Apple needs to team with a different company its tarnishing the user experience - the execs operate Yelp like the mob would run it.
 

markaceto

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I hate how Apple Maps uses Yelp as their tie-in. Nobody uses Yelp. Nobody.

Want to view photos of a business after typing in an address? Apple Maps says “photos available on Yelp” and the only option is to install the app, and it takes you to the App Store.

Trash.
I use Yelp. What I don't use is TomTom. Or Apple Maps.
 

Unity451

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minik

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I hate how Apple Maps uses Yelp as their tie-in. Nobody uses Yelp. Nobody.

Want to view photos of a business after typing in an address? Apple Maps says “photos available on Yelp” and the only option is to install the app, and it takes you to the App Store.

Trash.
I use Yelp religiously especially looking for new restaurants and uploading photos.
 

ignatius345

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Not really.

Yelp is VERY slow to this and very basic. Must be a slow macrumors day.

If I had power at Yelp I’d work with MyFitnessPal’s app (by permission request with UnderArmour as there are millions of people that track their dietary intake using that app and suggestions that align with their needs would be best aligned from that data. Again by user permission and NOT associate end user data just their dietary meal plan and preferences of dietary intake restrictions. No location data from that app no pics no age no user or personal data required just dietary data used for suggestions nothing kept nor recorded. Data can be piled daily as thats when you’d need the suggestions.
Cool. And I would 100% deny the apps permission to share data or just delete both of them. Enough of this crap already.
 
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