The iPhone app marketplace is booming with all sorts of handy apps and tools you can download and start using straight away, and restaurant apps are no exception.
For the most part, these apps were designed to facilitate the process of selecting the best restaurants in your local area.
This one example is of course the most common reason why people turn to them but they have other uses too.
From tourists to locals, everyone loves them!
The market for restaurant apps has expanded so much that it’s even become a task to choose which one to pick when looking for a restaurant to dine at.
Most of you probably don’t have the time to be sifting through the app store looking for the perfect app and who can blame you? Everyone is busy nowadays so the question remains ‘how do you pick?’.
That’s why we’ve decided to make it easier for you.
We’ve gone through the hassle of testing them all out and weeding out the best apps from the rest that are available right now.
Each one that we have listed serves a different purpose. So we are sure you will find one that you love as much as we loved preparing this list for you.
So which ones deserve your attention?
Everyone’s heard of Yelp, and it’s for a good reason.
Yelp has made a name for itself by being a valuable tool to consider when deciding where you want to eat.
Its friendly interface makes it quite easy to locate restaurants in your local area – the app communicates with your phone and is able to make suggestions based on your current location.
Of course, you’re in no way limited to that, the app allows you to specialise your searches. It also able to factor in price and ratings when searching for restaurants.
When you want to know more about a particular place, there are plenty of reviews to go through and read to your heart’s content.
Whether you end up being satisfied with a particular restaurant or not, you can also write your own and let others know about the experience you’ve had.
If you’re not a fan of numbers and the very thought of doing algebra makes your head spin, know you’re not alone.
App developers at Tipulator recognised this, so they came up with an app that will help you through your daily mathematical struggles.
It comes in the form of an app that calculates the amount you’re supposed to tip in a matter of moments, and it’s completely free to use.
Here’s how it works:
– First, you enter the bill amount.
– Then, you enter the percentage of the amount you want to give.
Then, all you need to do is lean back and let the app calculate the right amount for you.
If you’re not a fan of meat or you’re a vegetarian/vegan, HappyCow is a must-have on your smartphone.
The app will quickly scan your local area for vegan\ vegetarian friendly restaurants and list them practically without you having to lift a finger.
To help you make a decision, the app will automatically pull up reviews and user ratings as well.
It’s best to use it in an urbanised area where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, otherwise it may not come up with much.
Where chefs eat is an elitists app curated from the opinions of 600 professional chefs takes on over 3000 restaurants insuring that wherever you eat you can expect the best of the best food.
The app is able to operate world wide, but like most works at your better advantage the more urbanised the area your looking in.
The app has a number of special functions like the ‘tipped for section’ which allows you to find out what special features of dining the chefs tipped for.
It also allows you to share its culinary tips with friends and family social media like Facebook and twitter.
As you can probably tell, the apps we’ve covered are unique and as useful as they can be.
While everyone has their favourite restaurant app, the ones we’ve mentioned don’t really compete against one another, and each one of them is arguably the best in its specialised category.
Now it’s your turn.
Have you tried them out yourself?
What’s your favourite restaurant App?