Urbanspoon - Restaurant & Food Reviews
By Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd.
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Urbanspoon (by Zomato) for iPhone is the #1 FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best food and dining experiences at over a million restaurants.
Featured in the New York Times, PC Magazine, Mashable, and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Urbanspoon is used by millions of App Store users every week to find nearby restaurants with honest restaurant ratings and reviews by consumers and food critics. Whether you’re craving the top-rated cheap eats in your neighborhood or you’re trying to discover a great meal while you travel, Urbanspoon is the best app to help “eat like a local” and find food fast!
• Top rated app with over 20 million total mobile installs
• Discover Restaurants - compare food choices by rating, distance, and cuisine
• Sort and map by popularity or distance within our restaurant directory
• Quickly find restaurant info such as phone numbers, addresses and driving directions, hours of operation, or find and book a table
• Browse menus and photos of menu items and restaurant locations
• Make reservations at any OpenTable (US & Canada), or Dimmi (Australia), or Bookatable (UK) restaurant
• Browse Online Restaurant Guides by critics, foodies, and people like you
• Easily change your location to research where to eat while you travel
Available in the US, Canada, and most major cities in Britain and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ at https://www.urbanspoon.com/faq
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What's New in Version 3.5.422
* Bug fixes and performace improvements
Goodbye Urban Spoon
Well, I'm VERY sad to say I'm one of the many people who is saying goodbye to Urban Spoon. I've been a loyal user for four years, reviewing a number of restaurants, adding several restaurants when I would go to one that wasn't on the app already. What made Urban Spoon most useful to me was as a place to keep track of every single restaurant I've eaten at since I joined, along with notes for myself about each visit. I liked that I could scroll back on the Dineline and see by date where I've eaten, or who I went with, or read my private comments about each place. Now that the app no longer supports that feature, I have very sadly deleted it from my phone. (I also learned an important lesson: never count on an app to maintain any data that I want to be able to access in the future – if the app gets sold to another company or if the company decides to change how the app works, I might no longer be able to access the data that I need.)
Anyway, from here forward I will sadly be using one of the competing apps to search for good restaurants when we travel.
Goodbye Urban Spoon.
Urbanspoon used to be so great.
Thankfully the urbanspoon rating system is still slightly functional. I travel for a living and have always relied heavily on the app to find new places to eat. In my mind the rating system 1-100 has always given a much more accurate picture of what is worth trying. Unfortunately Zomato has ruined most of the functionality of this app by making it so that once you tap on a restaurant you are interested in it shows the Zomato view/information which is absolutely useless. You used to be able to view a menu or get an idea of what type of food a restaurant served. Now it shows a very poor picture of the hours open and a rating system that not only does not make sense but goes out of its way to be useless. How is a restaurant that has a 3.0 considered bad but a 3.1good? I have always preferred urbanspoon to yelp because of more accurate ratings. I will however not be switching to a clunkier version of yelp hoping that some app developer can fix what was already not broken.
Poor migration & lousy GUI
I've been a user and contributor to UrbanSpoon for years. I hope the US owners got a lot of money for selling out their loyal customers. I've read the reviews on the new Zomato app - if you haven't. Please do so. I do not share my Facebook account info and my husband does not have one. Will not be using Zomato. EXTREMELY poor integration of the apps. They lost a lot of useful data and features.
So I got a clue - someone said the app is good for finding restaurants in Delhi. Is Zomato an Indian owned company? I worked with Indian web application developers for over 10 years. While they are wonderful people and knowledgeable programmers, their skill set does not typically include usability and understanding the customer (end user). Also, I've seen comments that Zomato is slow-this is no surprise as they are probably lacking a good architecture design.
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: May 24, 2015
- Version: 3.5.422
- Size: 9.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd.
- © 2015 Urbanspoon
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.