by Joe White
June 16, 2010
for iPhone, has now taken a seat in the iPad section of Apple's App Store. The application allows users to search for available tables at restaurants by name, cuisine type, neighborhood, and current location - and both iPhone and iPad apps work in a similar way, the difference being that OpenTable for iPad allows for the display of a lot of information on one single screen. This means that you no longer have to switch between several iPhone screens to get all the info you need: on iPad's 1024x768 screen, almost everything you need to know can be displayed.
When the iPad is used in the home, it tends to be a communal device. Like the TV remote, it’s something that is likely shared among friends and family while sitting on the couch. Because most dining decisions are communal, the iPad, then, is a terrific platform for planning where to eat tonight (and every night).OpenTable is a completely free application, and is one that works relatively well. My own personal experience wasn't great - however I do live in the middle of nowhere, and in the UK (which tends to be a double-negative when using location-based apps). The functionality of the app is nice, and the display on the iPad does pretty much show everything you need. If you live in a city then using this app will probably be a great experience. Check out OpenTable for iPad in the App Store now! [via Mashable]