Yelp released an updated version of its application for the iOS platform on Monday with various improvements. The version number the App Store is now urging users to update to via the Updates tab is version 9.0.0.

In this update, Yelp spent a lot of time refining the Nearby & Friend Feed on the iPhone. Users will notice that it has been re-designed to make it easier for those using the feed to see activity from their friends and fellow Yelp users.

Yelp is a very handy application for finding nice places to grab a bite, hang out, or shop for what you need in the local area that you're in. It includes reviews, as well as traveling estimates to get to where you want to go.

If you're already a Yelp user, then this update is waiting for you under the Updates tab in the App Store application on your iOS device(s). If you're not already a user and want to try Yelp for iOS for the first time, you can download it for free from this App Store link.

Sources: App Store