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You're in a restaurant and want to know about its chicken. You could ask the waiter, but considering they're an employee, you can only believe what they're saying but so much. If you want to really know whether this place cooks its chicken better than the joint up the road, then there's really only one source you turn to - Yelp. Okay, it's not the only one, but it's the first that comes to mind, and with the latest update, its mobile app is now even better suited for situations such as this.

Prior to this update, you could pull up reviews about a specific restaurant, but you had to scroll through each review in hopes that someone either praised or scorned the establishment's chicken.

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Now you simply have to type "chicken" into the search bar at the top to have the app dish out only the reviews that contain the word.

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What's new:

  • Ever wanted to zero-in on a specific phrase within reviews? Tap "More Reviews" on any business page, pull down on the list, and enter a query in the new review search box!
  • Happy holidays from the Yelp Android team!

That's all for this update, but sometimes it doesn't take much to leave a good impression. May you never have to settle for less-than-stellar chicken again.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Anchovy

    Before you say "Meh, I never use that feature anyway," give it a try. I sure find it useful and really missed it.

    On a larger philosophical point: why do so many app devs chop away so much important functionality compared to the browser based interface? They err outrageously on the side of simple (i.e. ugly, plain and blocky) UX versus functionality. Ok, off the soapbox.

    • Tony

      I've actually been waiting for this for forever. It was frustrating to have to open the browser version (they bury the "View on Yelp" link in the "More info" screen) just to get to the search functionality. It's really useful for narrowing down info for a spot too, like where to "park" or when "happy hour" is. Glad the feature is finally here.

  • Karen Davis

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  • yelpsucks

    don't use yelp, they purposely filter out tons of reviews and give positive priority to the companies that pay them. There's several class action lawsuits against them for this and due to their shady practices I say stick to other sources like Google reviews.

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