Yelp Explorer

Yelp is one of those apps that many people have installed on Android or iOS so it makes sense to have it available on Windows 8. Except this isn’t really from Yelp.

Yelp Explorer

Yelp Explorer

I appreciate it when apps are brought to Windows 8 that the “owner” of that brand hasn’t seen fit to make one themselves. What I don’t appreciate is when an app is “phoned” in. This is NOT worth the download. It is just a tiny wrapper put around a browser window. I had intended to review this app but there is no need. Everything you can do here, you can do on the web. There is no reason to use the app. This probably didn’t take much time to put together, but since it is free I don’t see the point in creating it, no ads even for revenue. It doesn’t even bother to follow Modern UI guidelines in the least.

True it does integrate Search and Share capabilities which do go beyond generally what a browser will do on its own, but that doesn’t save it. I do wish though that the “fakes” didn’t use official logos, it makes it confusing for users (not realizing it isn’t official) and for the company itself to perhaps lose credibility. You are better off pinning the webpage to your start screen than bother with this app.




51-yr-old father of 3, work in telemarketing, like computers and technology

Tagged with:
Posted in Apps, Food, Windows 8

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Recent Posts

Enter your email address to follow Through The Panes and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 116 other followers

Have an app you'd like to see reviewed. Send me an e-mail.

Through The Panes

%d bloggers like this: