by Brent Dirks
July 9, 2013
Yelp’s official iOS app has just been updated with an interesting new feature. With version 6.9.1, users in select cities can order and pay for food delivery or pickup directly from the app. According to a blog post, the Yelp Platform feature will soon be rolled out across the United States:
We’ll be rolling out Yelp Platform category by category, beginning today with food delivery and pickup. Starting now, people can order food directly from a select number of restaurants supported by delivery.com and Eat24, like NYC's Harry's Italian Pizza Bar and Layaly Mediterranean Grill in SF. Eventually, consumers will be able to order whatever meal they’re craving for delivery or pickup at thousands of local restaurants across the US, directly from those businesses’ Yelp listings. In the coming months, we’ll add categories like spas, yoga studios, salons and dentist appointments starting with Booker, Intuit’s Demandforce and MindBody. Consumers can expect us to add more categories in the future.And along with the iOS app, the service will also be available on Yelp’s desktop and mobile site. Yelp is a universal app designed for both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now in the App Store for free. For further app news today, see: Update To 1Password Brings Improvements For iOS 7 Beta Users, QuickMark Adds Support For Continuous Scanning And Goes Free, and YouTube Capture Gets Support For Accounts With Multiple Channels And More.