We take a look at some of the best apps for recommending great places to dine.
- Yelp iPhone/Android.
- Foursquare iPhone/Android.
- EAT24 – iPhone/Android.
- Urbanspoon – iPhone/Android.
- Zagat – iPhone/Android.
- OpenTable – iPhone/Android.
- LocalEats – iPhone/Android.
- DiningGrades – iPhone.
Key Features of App (for Customers):
- Get notifications
- App Sign-up/Login, also via facebook or google
- Search Restaurants, Cafes and Bars by location
- Passbook support for easy access to your booking details
- Explore every restaurant in your city, & use search filters to find the one that suits you best.
- View menus, pictures, phone numbers, directions, user reviews, & all the necessary information you need to dine out, get a delivery or a takeaway.
- Browse keyword-based curated lists to discover places for your favorite dishes, perfect date spots or the trending restaurants in your locality
- Create your own Collections & share them with your friends and followers
- Rate & review restaurants you’ve been to, share photos of your foodie moments directly from the app
- Maintain an easy reference list of your favorites or places you want to visit with Bookmarks
- Use the map view to explore restaurants around you
- Draw a circle over map view to search in a specific area
- Find & follow your friends to see where they’re eating and what they like
- Journal the restaurants you eat
- In-app table booking (selected locations) – you can view & book yourself a table at all partnered restaurants.
Here are the key factors:-
App Design: Yelp like app primarily a data driven app needs an engaging design & an intuitive user experience to gain customer retention. It requires the use of advanced technologies and tools, .
App Platform (Android, iPhone): The app development cost varies from platform to platform, depending upon the features and functionalities. You should choose wisely as per your target market.
App Size: The total number of features & functionalities decides the app size.
In accordance with APTILabs Lean Startup methodology, we recommend to start product development with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in the early stages.
APTILabs, Inc a global web & mobile apps development company based out of USA can help develop like apps that could trigger results for start-ups.APTILabs recommends Lean Startup methodology for business of any size startups to large enterprises.