Yelp takes on Foursquare with new iOS discovery and recommendation features


As Foursquare continues to improve its location-based service with more focus on business listings, Yelp is pushing back at its rival with new mobile discovery features and design overhauls. As part of its new iOS app update, Yelp has revamped its Nearby tab to display relevant local businesses based on a user’s location, using their past check-ins, reviews, and recommendations of friends to deliver more relevant results. It will now also factor in the time of the day and the weather — suggesting restaurants with outdoor seating if it’s sunny outside is one example.

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