Restaurant.com – browse & buy restaurant deals from your Android
Jul 18, 2012 10:22 AM –
Restaurant.com lets you connect to your account, browse and buy deals to local restaurants directly on your Android device.
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- You can access your account via your Android device!
- You can browse and purchase deals directly through the app!
- You can view deals you’ve already purchased!
- While I didn’t experience it, there have been a lot of reports of log-in issues.
I’m not going to talk about the Restaurant.com service here, since this is an app interface for an existing business. The service is that you can pre-purchase meals or gift cards at restaurants, getting a discount for doing so through them.
If you use Restaurant.com to purchase deals for dining out, then this is the Android app for you. It allows you to access your account, and view and purchase deals directly via the app, rather than having to either find a computer or try to access it via a mobile browser.
I really liked that it used my GPS coordinates to find deals that were near me. For someone traveling, who has an account with them, this is a great feature. You can also search by city, so if you’re getting ready to travel and want to plan ahead, you can, or you can wait until you’re there and see what’s around. Either way, for me, it worked great.
The caveat is that while I had no problems creating and using the account, I’ve seen a lot of users who have. Log-in issues seem to be the biggest problem, so keep that in mind when you’re looking at using the app. If you’re a member/user of the site already, it’s still worth installing to see if you have those issues, since it makes the whole process much easier to do on the go.
Restaurant Local Deals
Restaurant Deal Details
If you already use this service, then the app is incredibly useful. And if you like “deal” apps where you get discounts for buying with the group, or committing to purchasing a set amount, then it’s also going to be something you’ll really find a use for.
Ease of Use:
I didn’t have any troubles at all with the app, despite reports of other users having log-in issues. I found it to be very easy to navigate, and finding and buying a local deal near me was pretty painless.
This actually depends on the individual user, and how much you like to pre-purchase deals. For the power user, I can see this being a real go-to app when it comes to planning nights out. For the average user, it’s going to be a great tool to use when you’re traveling or just want to be frugal and get the best bang for your buck.
I actually found the interface to be pretty clean and simple. It’s mostly text, which, considering it’s all about describing the deal you’re buying, completely makes sense. There are pictures in the listings themselves, and you can access things like maps to the restaurants so you can make better decisions about where you want to buy deals, but overall, the interface is very easy to navigate around and use.