-- Mobile bookings now account for 25% of seated diners in the UK
LONDON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK along with its parent company, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN) today announced it has expanded its portfolio of mobile applications with the release of a free, new app for Windows Phone 8. The toptable app is now available in the Windows Phone Store.
The new app is packed with features to help diners discover the perfect table and make an instantly confirmed booking. Flick through Foodspotting photos of popular dishes, view beautifully optimised online menus and read reviews from other toptable diners. A quick swipe from the home page displays real-time availability at nearby restaurants and recently viewed destinations.
"Mobile now accounts for a significant part of our business and is a major area of emphasis for our developers," said Mike Xenakis, Managing Director, OpenTable International. "The new toptable app for Windows Phone 8 makes finding and booking a restaurant on the go incredibly quick and easy. The Windows Phone 8 layout allowed for a beautiful, content-rich design to easily navigate thousands of bookable restaurants on toptable."
To make a restaurant booking through the toptable app, choose a date, time and party size to see available tables. Search results display in list view or on a map and can be filtered by area, cuisine, price or special offers. Select a table by tapping the available time. The confirmed booking can then be added to the diner's calendar or pinned to the start screen. toptable members may view upcoming reservations and saved favourites with a quick swipe from the home page.
Mobile bookings now account for 25 percent of toptable diners seated in the UK, up from 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. The toptable app for Windows Phone 8 is the newest addition to the company's growing suite of mobile products including apps for iOS, Google Play and a mobile optimised site (http://m.toptable.co.uk) that allow diners to make free restaurant bookings at over 4,000 top restaurants in the UK from a smartphone or tablet. More information about the entire suite of toptable mobile products can be accessed here.
About OpenTable, Inc.
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 28,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 450 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.
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