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Yelp API

The Yelp APIs are RESTful APIs and users can retrieve business review and rating, information for a particular geographic region or location.display review information for a particular business, determine accurate neighborhood name information for a particular location, track recent reviews for a particular business, display pictures of highly rated local businesses and of the top reviewers for that business, determine a particular business' review and rating information based on the phone number for that business. The default output is JSON. This output format was chosen due to the availability of JSON parsers in many languages. The Yelp v2.0 API enables access to more relevant search results that more closely match the results on Yelp. It uses a standard and secure authorization protocol (OAuth 1.0a, xAuth).

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Yelp: Highlights

Summary
Local user reviews and city guides
Category
Recommendations
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, Serialized PHP, Serialized Python
API home
http://www.yelp.com/developers 

Yelp: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.yelp.com

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
yelp.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
Varied, depends upon service 
Terms of Service
API Terms of Service 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
Yelp Official Blog 
API Forum
groups.google.com/group/yelp-developer-support 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Comments 

September 11, 2010
at 12:46
Comment by: briancsinger

Hey everybody! If you're looking for an easy way to integrate the Yelp API into an iPhone app, you should check out TheAppTree.com. We've just posted some source code to help out: http://www.theapptree.com/yelp-api

January 22, 2009
at 23:52
Comment by: vijgan

hi am also unable to signup for yelp.
any suggestion?

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