Yelp’s On Lock! The New HTC One Lock Screen, That Is

Yelp is like your personal magic genie. Is your wish to find the closest margarita because it’s 4:48pm on Friday? Granted. Seeking the breakfast burrito that will keep you full all the way through dinner? Your wish is our command. One wish left… what shall it be? How about for Yelp to know what you want before you even ask? Well, we granted that wish, too, with Yelp’s Nearby function, making recommendations for a great local business based on everything from the time of day to the weather outside.

And now, HTC customers get more mind-reading wisdom juice sent straight to the lock screen on their new HTC One M9 device.

HTC Yelp lock screen

We’re pretty excited to announce this new partnership with HTC, and hopefully make their customers’ days a little brighter with perfectly tailored recommendations powered by Yelp’s Search API. These suggestions pop up at breakfast, lunch, and dinnertime for users that opt in to these updates.

But wait, there’s more! HTC’s new BlinkFeed application, preloaded on all new HTC phones and available for download in the Google Play store for all Android devices, features fresh Yelp content and business recommendations along with all the most important updates in your feed.

“We’re thrilled to be integrating Yelp content into the user experience of HTC’s new flagship phone, giving M9 customers the ability to explore all of the great local businesses around them,” shares Drew Bamford, Corporate Vice President of HTC Creative Labs.

Yelp recommendations will be delivered to customers in 22 countries, including the US, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Japan. HTC One M8 owners needn’t worry, as they will also get this functionality when they update to the HTC Sense 7 user interface on their device.

Yelp’s Search API is used by more than 100,000 developers around the world to deliver on-point local business information to their users. We’re thrilled to add HTC to the list of world-class partners working with Yelp. For developers looking to get in on the action, head to to learn how you can put that Yelp goodness into your products.