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July 15, 2016

Yelp gets ‘Pokémon Go’ fever and adds Pokéstop filter

by John_A

The Pokemon Go juggernaut continues its infestation of everyday services. Yelp has added a PokéStop filter to its search functions so you can make sure you’re eating or shopping near one of the item-dropping locations.

The “PokéStop Nearby” option prominently appears on the top bar of Yelp’s website, and alongside selectable filters like “Wheelchair Accessible” and “Offers Military Discount” on the mobile app. But it doesn’t look like Yelp is plugging into studio Niantic’s game data to scrape locations for the item-dropping spots. Users are reporting that the service asks them if one is near when they review a business.

So @yelp now asks if there is a PokeStop nearby where you are leaving a review. pic.twitter.com/a3B2DGsnAS

— Joshua A. Brueckner (@jabrueckner) July 15, 2016

Source: The Daily Dot

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