Urbanspoon, Leading Restaurant Guide, Available for Kindle Fire at Launch
SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Urbanspoon, the leading online local restaurant guide and reservations system, today announced that Urbanspoon is available from the Amazon Appstore for Android on Amazon’s Kindle Fire or at www.amazon.com/appstore. Kindle Fire users can now leverage the restaurant discovery app of choice for over 25 million monthly diners to discover new restaurants in their area, share feedback, and make a reservation–straight from Kindle Fire.
“We want people to discover the best restaurants in their area, and we’re excited to be featured on another cutting edge platform that opens Urbanspoon up to even more diners,” said Kara Nortman, GM, Urbanspoon. “Today, users of the highly-anticipated Kindle Fire can get information about old favorites, find new restaurants to try, and reserve a table–all with a few taps of the screen.”
Discovery can be based on as little or much information as the diner wants: for example, users can roll the dice with Urbanspoon’s signature slot machine interface to get a serendipitous recommendation, or choose a restaurant based on restaurant recommendations from critics and other diners and additional criteria such number of Likes, type of cuisine, location, price etc. Once the diner has chosen his or her restaurant of choice, a reservation can be made at over 1,000 restaurants and counting with one click on Urbanspoon.
Specific functionality includes:
- Search restaurants and get business listing information
- Browse by neighborhood, cuisine, price or other features
- Check out aggregated reviews from the across the web, as well as photos, menu items, and other information
- Explore restaurant recommendations using Urbanspoon’s signature Food Slot Machine, finding new spots with a simple tap of the ‘Spin’ button
- Check out available reservation times and book a table
Urbanspoon is available on multiple platforms, including Android, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, iPad and iPhone. The popular mobile app has been downloaded more than 25 million times across various mobile platforms.
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant reviews from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, Urbanspoon Rez. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants a complete reservation and table management system built to run on the Apple iPad, Urbanspoon Rezbook. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media (www.citygridmedia.com), an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Jenny Davis for Urbanspoon
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