Apple Maps in iOS 6 to Have Integrated Yelp Check-Ins
With the announcement and preview of iOS 6 at WWDC, Apple revealed the inclusion of Yelp right within its new Maps app. Now, Bloomberg reports you’ll also be able to check-in right from within the app:
Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s coming iPhone map application will include Yelp Inc. (YELP)’s “check-in” feature to let users broadcast their whereabouts to friends, according to materials Apple distributed to software developers.
Apple Maps, which will replace Google Inc. (GOOG) as the default location service in software set to debut later this year, will allow users to communicate through Yelp without exiting the map and opening a new app, the materials show.
Currently in iOS 6, the business results within the Maps app show a ‘More Info on Yelp’ option, but that launches the standalone Yelp app. This new information notes users will be able to check-in right from the Maps app itself. If this is indeed true, we’ll soon be hearing about it in the upcoming beta versions of iOS 6.
So far we’ve seen Apple integrate social networks Facebook and Twitter deep within iOS–now, it appears Yelp will also join the foray in Maps.