London, 27 October 2017… OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), has announced new features optimized for iOS 11, giving diners new ways to discover and share restaurants using the latest OpenTable apps for iPhone and iPad.
The new Invite Guests feature allows OpenTable’s iPhone and iPad app users to send dining invitations and share restaurant reservation details directly within an iMessage conversation. By simply tapping the “Add Guests” button on the reservation confirmation screen, diners can invite friends, colleagues or loved ones to join their reservation.
With the new Drag and Drop feature on iPad, diners can now seamlessly drag and drop restaurants from anywhere in the OpenTable app into iMessage conversations. They can also drag and drop upcoming reservations into iCal, Apple Maps, and other apps on iPad.
“The new iOS 11 features allow OpenTable diners to seamlessly share restaurant and reservation information across various applications on their devices,” said Jonathan Grubb, Director of Mobile Product Management at OpenTable. “With iMessage invites and Drag and Drop capabilities, the reservation process becomes a much more social experience. It’s now easier than ever to get a group together to discover restaurants and book a reservation on OpenTable.”
To experience the new features, diners can download the OpenTable apps on the App Store or by visiting https://www.opentable.co.uk/m/mobile-apps/.