Yelp updating its Android app to introduce a brand new vertical Residence Feed and search outcomes with maps for higher restaurant discovery, following final 12 months’s launch of the same replace for Yelp’s iOS customers.
The corporate mentioned the brand new vertical feed options highlights from native companies and standard dishes from the eating places round you. Yelp additionally plans to quickly function user-generated content material, like evaluations, on the app’s dwelling display.
The Android redesign additionally brings an up to date map to discover performance to deliver a visible component to go looking. This comes after Instagram rolled out a searchable map expertise for place discovery final month.
The modifications arrive at a time when youthful generations are looking out and discovering extra locations of enterprise by means of social networks and visible content material, as an alternative of extra conventional utility-like companies. At a current convention, for instance, Google’s Senior Vice President Prabhakar Raghavan famous that youthful customers are turning to apps like Instagram and TikTok to seek out new locations.
With the replace, Yelp redesigned the sign-up web page and enterprise pages with a give attention to highlighting images. The corporate mentioned it additionally made backend enhancements for a snappier app expertise.
“Along with our improved homepage, search outcomes, and enterprise pages, we’ve additionally made vital enhancements on the backend to enhance app load occasions, considerably scale back app errors, and supply a greater total app expertise. Customers also can count on to see new Android updates roll out quicker sooner or later,” Yelp famous in an announcement.
Yelp’s new replace is rolling out to Android customers in 900 U.S-based cities within the coming weeks.
Earlier this 12 months, the corporate expanded its partnership with Hazel Analytics to indicate correct well being rankings throughout 700,000 enterprise pages.