Yelp Integration (please help me! :)

caine Staff caine
Created: 6 years and 11 months ago
dudes and dudetts,

   It is that time again where I have a feature for people to start playing with.  I especially need your help with this one because of the fact that it's based on location results, and as much as I'd like to be everywhere and nowhere at once -- I can't be.  Let me show you some examples, and then you can try some out.  If you come across a crappy results, please paste it in the comments so I can add it to my tests.  You can use modifiers to help you out.

best sushi paoli is not the same as sushi paoli - it will give you the best rated within a max area.

closest sushi paoli obeys similar principles.


p.s. - you must do this from!


// generic searches

// distance searches

// place searches

Any feedback is really appreciated, there are some things that still need work as I'm tuning the algorithm.

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posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 11 months ago Link
It is working well for my Northern California location.

Anseres sonitum nullus terret.
(The sound of geese frightens no one.)
posted by [Old Forum mrwrite] • 6 years and 11 months ago Link
Works great for SLC area.
One question: "closest movie theatre" works but not "movie theatre nearby", maybe because it is a two word phrase?
Funny how spelling is important: "movie theater nearby" works but "closest movie theater" does not!

Overall it works great, I will use it anyways.
posted by dashesy 6 years and 11 months ago Link
Awesome. Currently tweaking the algorithm right now to try to avoid this kind of behavior.  Almost ready to release.  Thanks for the feedback!

posted by caine Staff6 years and 11 months ago Link