Zomato, the popular online and mobile restaurant guide, has updated its iOS app, completely overhauling the user interface and has added new features.
The updated Zomato app offers a much simpler user interface, in line with the resecnt redesign of the Zomato website, with the home screen offering large swappable images of nearby restaurants that lead to their respective listings, in addition to options to browse restaurants and search for them by entering keywords for name, location, cuisine or dish.
The Browse Restaurants option takes you to a menu that offers mood-based recommendations. So, you can select if you're looking to get food home delivered, going out for a meal, going out for drinks or just catching up with friends. Selecting the location is the next step, following which, the app offers a list of restaurants that match the criteria.
There's a separate screen for location based restaurants search through which you can sort restaurants based on the distance from your current location. You can apply additional filters such as ratings, whether the restaurant is open at the time of the search, cuisine, budget and other aspects.
There's also a 'Featured Content' section that offers lists such as top 25 restaurants, foodie leader board (for regular users), and featured reviews, among other content.
Users can also post pictures for restaurants they've visited in case they just want to post picture reviews. Pictures can be posted through the restaurant's listing page or through a section within the app that allows users to upload reviews and pictures of restaurants.
Users can also add restaurants to their Wishlist or mark them as 'been there' and favourites from their respective listings page.
For the uninitiated, Zomato provides information such as scanned menus, mapped coordinates, pictures, ratings, contact details and user reviews for restaurants across a number of locations in India, New Zealand, UK, South Africa, Philippines, and Dubai.
The updated app is now available in the Indian App Store