Zomato, the popular restaurant search and discovery service, has just updated its official iOS app to version 9.0 with several spoonfuls of improvements, just in time for this holiday season’s feasts and festivities.
Revamped navigation with custom collections
Zomato 9.0 most notably introduces a new tabbed navigation layout.
As before, there’s the Home tab for searching restaurants and checking your feeds. But now, there’s also a new Collections tab that allows you to see and bookmark collections of thematically related restaurants by people you follow, and even create your very own collections of restaurants, ranging from those that are all right for daily dinners to those that are suitable for special occasions.
“Got a handful of favourite burger joints?” Zomato asks. “Want to send a visiting friend a list of must-try restaurants? Know the best dinner date spots? Pick restaurants, build your very own Collections, and share them with the world.”
3D Touch and other ‘refreshments’
There’s also a new Dineline or Food Journey tab that shows your Zomato history along with your reviews and photos in separate sections.
And finally, there’s the new Account tab, which neatly stacks up your shortcuts and settings for quicker and easier access.
Included in the Account tab is the shortcut for the Zomato Leaderboard, which now shows separate leaderboards for reviews, photos, and bloggers, thereby highlighting foodies whose specialties are writing reviews, posting photos, and blogging. The Leaderboard also lets you see the top reviewers, photographers and bloggers in your city or any other particular city, or within your network on Zomato.
Zomato 9.0 also features 3D Touch support to enable you to Peek and Pop photos on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.
Zomato is available on the App Store for free. It’s designed for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later. It also has an official extension for Apple Watch.
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Zomato is available in more than 10,000 cities in over 20 countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, and the U.S., where it’s previously known by the name of the restaurant information service it acquired last January, Urbanspoon.
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