May 20, 2010 9:32 AM –
Can’t decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can help. Shake your phone and Urbanspoon suggests restaurants near you. Keep shaking until you find a restaurant you’d like to try. Available in the US, Canada, and most major cities in the UK and Australia.
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
Pros & Cons:
- Awesome location based restaurant recommendation app
- Helps with deciding dining choices
- Get restaurant information; address, phone number, user and critic reviews, menu, etc.
- For Android version 2.0 and higher
Features & Ease of Use
Urbanspoon Android App is clearly awesome… we saw it highlighted in Apple’s app commercial a while back right? Well the Android version brings the same location-based restaurant recommendations to your indecisive self [in character from movie 300-type voice]. The app goes a bit further as you find a result, you can see more restaurant information like address (get directions and navigation on Google Maps), phone numbers (for direct dialing), user ratings & reviews (leave yours by signing into Urbanspoon’s website), menu, critic reviews, and more. Search restaurants by text or voice too!
It gets as easy as opening the app and literally shaking the phone, it does the rest like; grabbing your location, cuisine type and price range to randomly spin Vegas slot machine style of dials to offer you a dining choice. Of course you can change the settings and restrict or lock the various dials, for example if that blind date you got fixed up with is… let’s say lower on the totem pole you can limit to one “$”.
Urbanspoon Result Found
Urbanspoon Restaurant Details
Urbanspoon Restaurant on Google Maps
Urbanspoon Browse Restaurants
This app is great when undecided or you can turn it into something interesting with your mate.
Occasional use on up to daily use, especially for those drones stuck in the office undecided about lunch choices.
The layout consists mostly of the choice dials you can lock, shake to spin or manually scroll your choice, plus complete restaurant info.