Thursday, November 06, 2014

Google Maps App Adds OpenTable Restaurant Reservations - Digits - WSJ

Google Maps as a remote control for your mobile life

"In addition to providing turn-by-turn directions, business reviews, and photos, the new Maps lets users book a table for dinner without leaving the app. Previously the app offered a link to Open Table, but the new version saves users the step of clicking through to OpenTable’s mobile web site.

The OpenTable integration is similar to what Google has done with car-hailing service Uber. The Maps app previously included a link to Uber’s mobile app, offering users an alternative to public transit. Now, in addition to launching Uber, it shows how long it would take for an Uber car to arrive as well as the estimated drive time and fare to reach a given destination. (Google’s venture arm has a large investment in Uber.)"
Google Maps App Adds OpenTable Restaurant Reservations - Digits - WSJ
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