Yelp might maintain one of the most popular crowdsourced business directories in the world with over 33 million unique monthly visitors, but its software developers aren’t just twiddling their thumbs. Case in point? The San Francisco company today detailed Bento, an open source Java and Kotlin toolset for building modularized Android user interfaces.
According to software engineer Tyler Argo, Yelp has been integrating into its consumer and business owner apps for almost a year.
“The framework makes it easy to break down complex interfaces into a set of easy to understand, modular, dynamic, and testable components,” explained Argo in a blog post. “[It] was made to be progressively introduced into an existing application. You don’t need to rewrite your app from scratch or rethink your