toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK along with its parent company, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN), today announced the release of a major update to its free app for Android mobile devices. The new app, which is now available in the Google Play store, provides an enhanced booking experience for diners looking to book the perfect table at approximately 4,000 restaurants across the UK.
The new toptable Android app allows diners to search for available tables nearby using geolocation or in a specified neighbourhood, make an instantly confirmed booking and discover new restaurants through a convenient and easy to navigate design. The new ‘Great Tables’ feature showcases highly rated restaurants with availability according to the specified search criteria, right on the start screen. Diners may also view mobile optimised menus, browse popular dish photos from Foodspotting and read reviews from other verified toptable diners.
“We are especially pleased to bring improved functionality and efficiency to our dining community using Android mobile devices to make bookings on the go,” said Mike Xenakis, Managing Director, OpenTable International. “Finding and booking a great restaurant for any occasion is quick and simple with the new toptable Android app,” he added.
The new toptable app for Android makes it simple for diners to instantly find and make a confirmed restaurant booking with a tap of their phone. The app’s geolocation feature makes it easy to find available tables nearby according to a diner’s desired date, time and party size. Using the app’s refine feature, diners can further filter their search results by location, cuisine, price and special offers. The new app also provides instant access to photos, menus, reviews, maps and directions. toptable members may view upcoming reservations from the app and earn dining points for each booking.
toptable continues to see a growing number of diners booking via mobile devices. During the second quarter of 2013, mobile bookings accounted for 28 percent of toptable diners seated in the UK. The toptable app for Android is part of the company’s growing suite of mobile products including apps for iOS, Windows Phone 8 and a mobile optimised site (http://m.toptable.co.uk) that allow diners to make free restaurant bookings at approximately 4,000 top restaurants in the UK from a smartphone or tablet. More information about the entire suite of toptable mobile products can be accessed here.