Online restaurant guide Zomato and taxi service Uber have signed a global pact in which users will see an option in Zomato's app - right next to the address of the restaurant - to hail a Uber cab to the location. The feature will be available available in 27 cities across 13 countries - India, Australia, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, and the US.
Within the Zomato app itself users can view the estimated pickup time, fare and travel time to the restaurant they planning to visit - all of this will be powered by Uber. The screenshot above gives a fair idea of how it will look.
Currently, the feature is live in London and South Africa and users will soon be rolled out to other key markets. Speaking about this new feature, Pankaj Chaddah, Co-Founder and COO of Zomato, said, "We're constantly looking for ways to make every meal, for everyone, a great experience. This partnership makes eating out more convenient with the Zomato app connecting to Uber services seamlessly."
Similarly, Eric Alexander, Head of Business, Asia, Uber, also chimed in, "We are delighted to be expanding the scope of our partnership with Zomato. Across six continents, Uber allows riders to connect with their cities in new ways. Through this API integration, Zomato users in 13 countries will now be able to reach those hidden gems in their cities seamlessly and in style."