The Yellow Pages in an app-sized location-specific chunk
by on September 30, 2010
Yell.com is one application which does its job and does it well. As soon as you load up the app, it will give you a long list of categories to choose from, offering everything from pizza to pubs, cinemas to fancy dress.
It works with the GPS in your Android phone, so it knows where you are when you want to search for things. It managed to grab our location within seconds.
When you drill into any of the categories it takes mere seconds for the app to find location-specific information.
It’s all very impressive. When it loads up information, it comes in the form of a list which includes the name of the establishment, how far away it is and a phone number. There is also a link to a map, which rather than take you to Google Maps shows you the place on its own bespoke system. This isn’t perfect but it does the job.
If you are looking for something that isn’t categorised, then there is a search bar that can be used to look for whatever you need.
Like a decent concierge, the Yell.com app offers up decent information on pretty much anything you need and tells you exactly how to get it.
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