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Saturday 6 July 2013

Appetito - App Review

All you want to do is book a table...

So there you are, in a foreign country, wishing to book a table in a restaurant that has been recommended to you. Now, if you speak English, you will probably get by as a result of the number of anglophones on the planet. If you can only make yourself understood in another language then, you may well have difficulty in getting your message across.

Another scenario is that it is silly o'clock and you want to book a table; a telephone call is useless and many restaurants pay little heed to emails (unless you are already a regular customer).

The App Appetito aims to resolve these issues.

It is currently available in Switzerland (possibly the most polyglot country on earth) and should be rolled out in many other countries over the coming months.

Now for the ACIDS test:

If you are in need of inspiration, you can explore restaurants in your vicinity (needs access to your location), by name, or by city. You will need an open Internet connection to be able to achieve this.

What happens next is very much as you would expect.

Start typing in the name of a restaurant and the listing will be updated to include those that you seek.

Similarly, start typing the name of a city and you will soon find the one for which you are searching.

This shows the restaurants in your vicinity.

... shows a list of reservations you have made.

Favorites (sic)
Here you can easily add restaurants that may be of interest.

The App is free and there is no charge for booking (and data usage charges are between you and your ISP); it is the establishments that pay for the use of the system.

Not all restaurants are in the network, so you may not be able to find the one you require. This App is in its infancy, and will only improve with time.

The App works without hiccup but requires an Internet connection.

You need to sign up with an email address or via Facebook.

ACIDS Test Rating:

It's better to wait for a good meal than have a good meal kept waiting for you.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Appetito here and support for the App here.

1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.0.7 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - New design
    - iOS 7 support


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