This app lets you find ‘PokeStops Nearby’
The hot augmented reality app Pokemon Go has not only revived the fortunes of its maker Nintendo, but is also helping other businesses make prop sales.
The go-to app for finding restaurants, Yelp, has added a new filter called ‘PokeStop Nearby’. The filter shows a list of restaurants that have a PokeStops nearby. It can be seen on both app and desktop version.
For those not aware of what PokeStops are, it is a feature inside the insanely popular Pokemon Go gaming app that lets users collect in-game items and attract different Pokemon for capturing them.
As you head into a weekend full of wild Zubats and Charmanders, remember to open up your Yelp app or search Yelp.com for businesses with a nearby Poke Stop. To do this on mobile or desktop, simply search for a type of local business (“bars,” “restaurants,” etc.), swipe through the filter options at the top, hit “Poke Stop Nearby,” and voila! You can now find places to simultaneously run errands AND stock up on materials needed to catch that Eevee you’ve been eyeing,” said Yelp product manager Will Cole in a blog post.