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Yelp’s hidden feature on mobile app

The thing that I am gonna talk about might not be new for someone. Actually, it has launched for a while. But, I just knew it and would like to share with some people who don’t know yet as well.

As we all know that Yelp is a popular Website for local search. We probably used it more or less to look for local restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, and so forth. The Yelp mobile application even further provides services, such as nearby stores with sales and special offers for consumers based on locations.

What makes Yelp mobile application so special is its hidden augmented-reality feature, Monocle. It allows users to show where they are through the camera. Then, users can see an overlay of local business information and customers reviews on the nearby places. It offers both location-based and real-time information for consumers.  Also, it certainly provides better user experience. To activate this feature, it has some secrets. After downloading the application, users need to log in, select the Nearby page, and shack the iPhone around three times. The Monocle button would then show up on the top right corner of the screen. But, note: it only works on iPhone 3G S.

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