You can now discover the best local businesses like restaurants, hair stylists, hotels or dentists around a location using Yelp in Localscope. With the latest release v2.4, we are exicted to have added Yelp as a source to Localscope’s selection of local search and discovery sources.
Yelp is one of the largest and most reliable online business search, review and recommendation service. It has over 27 million reviews of local businesses in multiple markets, including the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and many Western European countries and a repository of over 606,000 business listings in these markets. And above all, it has been one of the most asked for sources by our users.
Localscope joins forces with Yelp to help our users access relevant local information from Yelp’s large local information base and provide the best location discovery experience ever seen on any device.
A large number of users would switch between Localscope and Yelp as their location discovery apps. While Localscope provided diversity of information through various local sources, Yelp provided contextual reviews for local listings. By adding Yelp as a source in Localscope v2.4, we are putting together an experience, whereby users can browse Yelp listings side by side along with information from other diverse content. Each listing is displayed with ratings, deals and contact information enabling users to quickly decide on a destination.
Users also love the contextual reviews and opionions shared by Yelpers for a place and over time have become the key to their decision making process. Localscope shows the number of reviews each listing has and users can quickly dive deeper to read more using the in-app browser or open a listing directly in the Yelp iPhone app to check-in or get more info. With the power of Yelp, Localscope presents a location discovery experience like never before.
Besides Yelp, two new navigation app integrations being introduced with v2.4 are Telenav and MotionX GPS HD. Localscope automatically detects the installed navigation apps and allows you to choose your favorite app to navigate to a place discovered within Localscope.