It was just a matter of time. In an email to users, Ness Computing announced that its fantastic restaurant recommendation app will shut down on Monday, April 21.
As you probably remember, the app was purchased by reservation service OpenTable for $17.3 million back in early February. So the shutdown is no surprise, but it’s still sad to hear the end date.
Thankfully, user data won’t be lost forever. The company is offering a way to request your Ness ratings and reviews. Visit here and enter your email address. Ness will process the requests as fast as possible and then send an email with the data.
The Ness app originally hit the App Store back in 2011. It was named one of the best apps of 2012 and was even selected as an Editor’s Choice before the purchase.
OpenTable is expected to use Ness technology to improve its reservation service and iOS app.
If you’re interested to see how the Ness app works before it shuts down, you can still download it on the App Store for free. It’s designed for the iPhone/iPod touch.
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