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Calling All Developers: New Yelp Fusion Developer Program Provides Access To More Yelp API Content & Data

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Yelp Fusion developer program, including better tools for developers to build with the new Yelp Fusion API which provides access to the industry leading Yelp content and data, a revamped developer portal, and cool new partner integration examples to inspire developers.

Yelp content has already been broadly adopted by some of the largest companies in the world. Everything from in-car navigation to augmented reality devices, transportation services, messaging apps, operating systems, and even robots have a touch of Yelp. Check out some of the coolest integrations on our developer showcase, and see how 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, Local Motors’ Olli smart shuttle with IBM Watson technology and more are using Yelp data.

Yelp Fusion Developer Partners INRIX OpenCar, Blippar, Coffee Meets Bagel's Date Spot

From left to right: INRIX OpenCar uses new Yelp Fusion API content like price range to power their in-dash system, Blippar brings Yelp content into augmented reality, and Coffee Meets Bagel’s new Date Spot mobile site finds great first date locations based on ambiance, price and noise level.

Using the Yelp Fusion API, SoftBank’s Pepper robot will serve as the ultimate concierge.

Consumer expectations for local content have been increasing, and to answer that need, we’ve decided to double down on our developer program and provide access to better tools and richer Yelp content and data.

The new Yelp Fusion API gives developers greater access to Yelp’s wealth of high quality, local content across our 32 international markets and enables new functionality, specifically:

  • Search filters for price level and open hours
  • Access to 3 original resolution photos and 3 review excerpts
  • Surfacing transact-able businesses in the food delivery category, from Yelp Eat24 and Yelp Platform partners such as delivery.com, ChowNow, EatStreet and foodjunky
  • Autocomplete suggestions for keyword, business name and business category search
  • Upgraded to OAuth 2.0 to allow for simpler API access
  • Ability to cache content for up to 24 hours

For developers, Yelp is the best source of hyper-local content out there. We work really hard to keep our data accurate. We have the most vibrant and passionate community that provides Yelp with up-to-date, quality content. We’ve done the work to curate the best content possible across 32 countries so our partners can deliver the ultimate localized experience to their users.

We hope that the future brings even more innovation, so we’re doing all we can to make that happen. We’ve launched a new partnership with General Assembly to create coursework using the Yelp Fusion API to teach students how to build integrations.

We’re also exploring new ways to reach developers, like partnering with companies on syndicating the Yelp Fusion API through their own developer programs. A great example is SoundHound Inc., which uses Yelp’s API through Houndify, their developer platform for integrating a voice-enabled, conversational interface into any product or service.

Get more info on our new Yelp Fusion developer program, and find out how you can get started using Yelp data at www.yelp.com/developers.

Questions? Ideas? Shoot us a line at api@yelp.com. We’d love to hear what you think about our new Yelp Fusion developer program and what you’d like to see in the future.