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Fusing Development with Local Content

Posted on 9.20.2016

Yelp is making a play for developer attention with a new program designed to make it easier to access local data and content.

The Yelp Fusion developer program includes access to a broader range of content and improved search tools.

Yelp now gives developers more photos at a much higher quality as well as more review content and the ability to easily feature restaurants that offer food ordering for delivery. Helpful attributes like hours of operation and pricing are now also available in the Yelp Fusion API for the first time.

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“As devices and services are increasingly expected to be locally aware, Yelp content is more important than ever. We are delighted at the amazing array of independent developers, startups and industry leaders who want to integrate Yelp content,” said Chad Richard, SVP Business & Corporate Development at Yelp. “We have had over 1,000 developers involved in the Yelp Fusion public beta program. We can’t wait to see these new experiences roll out.”

Some of the companies announcing Yelp Fusion integrations today and in the coming weeks include SoundHound Inc.’s Hound and Houndify, Logitech’s ZeroTouch, Graphiq, Blippar, Bar Roulette, SoftBank’s Pepper robot, Thingthing, INRIX OpenCar, Coffee Meets Bagel, Eniro, Hiya, iValu8’s VivaSpot Wi-Fi, and Local Motors and IBM with the smart shuttle Olli.

"Logitech takes pride in bringing cool, new experiences to our customers, so we're excited to work with a company like Yelp that shares those same values," said Patric Frank, Head of New Ventures at Logitech. "Through Yelp's new developer program, we've integrated the Yelp Fusion API into Logitech ZeroTouch in a way that fuses in-car navigation with quality local content, so people can drive safer and still use Yelp."

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