Yelp announced on Friday the new feature and search filter of Pokémon Go. In a blog post, Yelp announced a new search filter to find out nearby PokéStop location to help users catch their Pokémon items.
The augmented reality game created by Niantics Lab and The Pokémon Company, Pokémon Go, has turned to be the most popular mobile game in history. Yelp announced on Friday a new feature to let gamers find out nearby stores, bars, restaurants or any Pokémon-friendly business.
How to Contribute with Yelp’s New Pokéstop Filter
Yelp presented a filter in which users have the opportunity to populate the search filter with adjacent PokéStop locations.
Pokémon trainers need firstly to open up the Yelp app or search Yelp.com for businesses with a nearby PokéStop. Access can be done via smartphone or computer. Users just need to search for a type of local business, such as coffee shops, bars, and restaurants and click in the filter options available at the top. Finally, people need to hit the option “Pokémon Nearby” and that’s it, Pokémon Trainers may now identify nearby sources in-game items.
Every location with a registered PokéStop will be verified by Yelp’s verification system to purify the filter of possible inaccuracies.
“To identify a business that’s in the vicinity of a Pokéstop, [users must] check-in to that location on Yelp and answer a quick question to let fellow Yelpers and trainers know that this is the place they want to be. Yelpers have already identified thousands of Pokéstops! With your help, we’ll become Pokémon masters in no time,” wrote Yelp in a blog post released today.
Pokémon Go new feature is currently available via Yelp’s apps for iOS and Android. Pokémon users from New Zealand, the US, and Australia can now start filling the PokéStop filter.
Trainers! We have been working to fix the #PokemonGO server issues. Thank you for your patience. We'll post an update soon.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 16, 2016
The popularity of Pokémon Go has reached unthinkable limits, and it seems it will not stop soon. The app has accumulated so far more than 65 million users in the United States, beating out Twitter and Tinder last week regarding weekly traffic users.
Big Plans in Store for Pokémon Go
The launching of new features for Pokémon Go has not ceased since it was officially presented on July 7. Apparently, Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company have big plans in store for the game. The ability to trade and battle Pokémon with other players is an upcoming feature of the franchise.
Previous announcements of upcoming features have suggested that the game will soon count with sponsored locations or businesses that pay to host Pokéstops.
Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company have committed to expanding to more than 200 countries in the coming weeks.
— Pokémon GO News (@PokemonGoNews) July 16, 2016
The game’s impact on users has been registered since it was launched. Pokémon Go has become an obsession to almost every single individual that has given a chance to it.