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Yelp Just Made Local Search Even Easier

Apr 04, 2014 12:00 pm

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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, the logo of the online reviews website Yelp is shown in neon on a wall at the company's new Manhattan offices in New York. Online reviews site Yelp is expected to price its initial public offering of stock on Thursday , March 1, 2012, and become the latest in a long line of social websites going public. Kathy Willens / Associated Press


A new feature on business-recommendation service Yelp lets you search for restaurants and stores with a simple emoji.

Gone are the days of typing or speaking a query into your phone. Now, if you want to find a bar that serves martinis, simply select your alternate keyboard in iOS, flip through pages of emojis, pick the martini icon, and tap the “search” button.

A Yelp search reveals martinis

 

As The Next Web notes, Yelp isn’t the only company to embrace emojis. Twitter recently introduced emoji support on Twitter.com.

Sadly, it’s unlikely that Yelp will further enhance its app with animated Gif search any time soon.

This article originally appeared on VentureBeat

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