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Jan
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There isn't a lot to say about the newest update to the Yelp app for Android, but that doesn't matter - the one notable change is a biggie. Yelp has finally integrated Google Maps API v2 released back in the beginning of December, which rids Yelpers of the terrible WebView Maps API. The new maps API is hardware accelerated and vector-based, drastically increasing performance and level of detail. You get pan, zoom, tilt, and rotate, along with 3D buildings, indoor building maps, landmark labels, and terrain shading. It's also just a lot faster and smoother.

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Head to the Play Store to grab the new update now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Michał Ostrowski

    Does it still look like a turd on tablets?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep.

      • Michał Ostrowski

        It really shows what their development priorities are, doesn't it? ...

  • Elias

    Wait. Vector-based Google maps? IS GOOGLE MAPS FINALLY BASED ON VECTORS? I'm still struggling with jagged tiles over gprs connection all the time. How the hell did I miss that?