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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Yelp Reviews Now Online

Are you a business owner? Have you claimed your Yelp Business page?

The WiredPages Dining & Travel page now boasts a new tool, Yelp Reviews.

The Yelp API offered several options for custom program development, or business owners may want to install pre-defined HTML snippets which will produce custom Yelp Badges for use on business sites. This is a great promotional tool if your business is well received.

During the development phase of this project, I noticed unicode escape characters in some of the "json" results data. This mainly, when requesting international business locations.

The Java Servlet used in this implementation was adapted to transform the Unicode escape sequence to the international character being represented, for display results.

Yelp, is a great resource for business owners, business patrons, and reviewers alike.



Monday, August 06, 2018

Debugging Yelp Review Application

Plans are to add the popular online business review resource, Yelp to several pages of WiredPages.

Illustrated below, debug and preliminary app images, showing development progress on the new tool.

Technologies used in this implementation include; the Yelp API [graphQL] and a Java Servlet. Note, most WiredPages applications are Java Servlets.

Current plans to install the new tool on these WiredPages:

This application will be installed sometime in the future, though most of the work has been completed. Still remaining, minor adjustments to the appearance and user interface, however security issues the reason for the installation delay.





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