Yelp is pushing its service even further. Today, the San Francisco-based service is announcing that it is bringing restaurant inspection scores to Yelp pages. Basically, users can now add and view restaurant hygiene scores, something that was not available in the past. “While ratings and reviews are incredibly powerful ways to guide spending decisions, we’re always looking for new ways to supplement the information to provide a better experience for consumers,” Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelma announced today.
For now, the new feature will be available in San Francisco. The initiative is a part of Yelp’s new open data standard called LIVES which stands for Local Inspector Value-entry Specification. The company says that the LIVES standard was co-developed by Yelp and the technology departments of the cities of San Francisco and New York. Local municipalities can also display their hygiene inspection data as a business attribute on Yelp.