“Given that people are now viewing information on-the-go more than ever before, mobile has become the focal point. Our iPhone app, built to include iOS8 features, will bring to our users a whole new and efficient way of deciding where to go and what to eat”, said Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO of Zomato.
The new features now lets one check-in at a restaurant, tag friends in reviews, comments and photographs and create bookmarks of one’s favorite or frequented restaurants, among other updates. Going forward, these social updates will tie in to the user’s activity on Zomato and lend themselves to create a detailed Food Journey for each of them.
The updates include;
iOS8-ready – Zomato is now iOS8-ready, with a better all-round performance making ample room to focus on eating. It includes native features like custom notifications that are built for iOS8.
Check-ins: These enable a simpler interaction with restaurants, offering handy tips and information about a restaurant from trusted friends in one’s network, as well as helping people share their dining experiences easily with photos and reviews. The check-in feature also enables people to tag friends they’re eating or having drinks with, in reviews, comments and photo captions, further widening the ambit of restaurant discovery.
Food Journey: Every user’s individual activity on Zomato has been plotted on a chronological timeline – the Food Journey – highlighting all their food moments right from the day they signed up on Zomato to their latest meal.
UX Improvements: The latest update comes with a lot of design improvements, making the product simpler to use. The search bar and search results have been revamped, making restaurant search quicker, even when searching across locations.
Bookmarks: Bookmarks is a one-stop for one’s favorite or frequented restaurants, as well as the ones they want to try out. The existing Wishlist and SpeedDial features have been rolled into Bookmarks, which can be accessed on the Zomato mobile apps even if the device is not connected to the internet, allowing people to dial restaurants without any hassle.
The firm expects the update to give clients a simple all-round dining experience – right from discovering a great place in the neighborhood, to checking-in along with friends, uploading pictures during a meal, and signing off with a review, which eventually helps people make the right dining choice.