Yelp (Phila. only)

An online business review database, which users can search for restaurants, bars, hotels, other businesses and services by thematic categories and location, and access user-posted reviews. Users enter an address or select geographic (neighborhood) parameters to request information on nearby businesses, whose locations are visualized as points on a map. The search-process can also be narrowed by various thematic categories, such as reported price-margin, reservation policy, ambiance, and handicapped accessibility. By registering, users can also post reviews/comments about businesses and other reviews, maintain a profile, and save preferences. Apart from a mapping application, users can also access information about locations and reviews through an API and RSS feeds.

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Last Updated May 6, 2016, 16:29 (UTC)
Created December 8, 2014, 21:56 (UTC)
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Usage Public use; Free. API requires registration and a key.


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