by Brent Dirks
August 7, 2014
Yelp is brushing up on its French, Spanish, and more. The popular iPhone app will now automatically translate reviews made in 15 languages. A blog post from Yelp explains more about how the feature works using Bing Translator:
Picture this: You’re vacationing in Milan and want to try the best gelato in the city. Although there’s a gelato shop on every corner, you want to find the real deal - a spot that isn’t overflowing with tourists. You whip out your handy Yelp app to begin the search, but find yourself wishing you paid more attention in Italian class in high school. Now you can discover recommendations straight from the local experts themselves, no matter what language they speak.The feature will work for all languages supported by Yelp: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, French, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, and Japanese. A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Yelp can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. No update is needed to take advantage of the service. Before today’s addition, the last major update to the app arrived in late July. Version 8.1 brought the ability for users to record short videos, anywhere from three to 12 seconds long, to help document their experience at local businesses. Interestingly, former social check-in app Foursquare was recently updated to bring a very Yelp-like experience focusing on local discovery. For other app news today, see: Touch Racing 2 crashes into the App Store promising extreme speed fun, Feeling undead? Take the plunge and make a splash in Chillingo's Zombie High Dive, and Oceanhorn: Game of the Year Edition is out now with hours of additional gameplay.