Yelp Gets Friendly With Amazon And The Kindle Fire HDXBy: Chris Crum - December 2, 2013
Yelp has been working with Amazon on a new Yelp app for the Kindle Fire HDX, and it’s now available on the device right out of the box.
“We’re committed to connecting people with great local businesses worldwide, and this new Yelp app delivers an amazing consumer experience, in line with Yelp and Amazon’s shared vision of delivering the best of the best to our customers,” says Yelp’s Justin Overdorff. “We worked closely with Amazon to build a new Yelp app that takes advantage of the Kindle form factor to emphasize photos through a new visual style.”
“We are thrilled to see the beautiful new Yelp app built and optimized exclusively for the Kindle Fire HDX,” said Steve Rabuchin, General Manager of Amazon Appstore. “The Yelp app really shines on the Kindle Fire tablet, giving customers access to useful local information, right at their fingertips.”
Users can of course add their own reviews from the app – a feature recently added to Yelp’s iOS and Android apps.
The new app’s announcement comes at Amazon is running a Cyber Monday deal on the HDX 7” device, selling it for just $179.