Ride There with Uber in the OpenTable App

Need a ride to your reservation? No problem! We’re pleased to announce our new Ride there with Uber feature. Starting today, you will be able to view availability and estimated pricing of Uber vehicles near your home or a restaurant, and tap to request a ride to your destination via Uber — all within the OpenTable app.

The Ride there with Uber feature displays on your upcoming reservation and confirmation screens for bookings made within three hours of a reservation time, as well as at the end of your meal when paying your check using the OpenTable iPhone app. And, to make your life even easier, the OpenTable app will automatically tell your driver where to go, so you can focus on more important things like what to eat when you get there!

Ride there with Uber is currently available in the OpenTable app for both iOS and Android devices in cities that Uber serves across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Germany, and Japan.

At OpenTable, powering great dining experiences is our mission; getting you to them is Uber’s. We hope you’ll appreciate the convenience of our latest — and quite literally — mobile feature.

Josh Garnier is the Senior Product Manager for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. 

A Fresh New Look for OpenTable on Android

With Google I/O just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to put our proverbial pencils down and release a sharp new update for our loyal Android diners. Today’s release is a complete redesign of the Android experience, with an all-new look and feel and sets the stage for us to deliver even greater functionality at a faster pace in the future. Click through the slideshow to learn about the new design.

Josh Garnier is the Mobile Product Manager for Android and Windows Phone.

OpenTable Arrives on Windows 8

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of OpenTable on Windows 8.

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Taking advantage of the unique aspects of the interface, Windows 8 users can:

* Get an instant view of available tables nearby with Tonight for 2, upcoming reservations, as well as favorite and recently viewed restaurants, in one glance of the main hub.

* Use the map search feature to hone in on trendy neighborhoods, and use filters to find and book that hot new restaurant everyone’s raving about.

* Salivate over popular restaurant dishes with our Foodspotting images, now available in a touch-friendly carousel view.

* Pin upcoming reservations and favorite restaurants to the start screen for quick access.

We hope you enjoy this sleek new option for making reservations on your Windows 8 tablets and desktops! Visit the Windows Store to download this free app today.

Josh Garnier is the Mobile Product Manager for Android and Windows Phone.

Attention, Android Aficionados: OpenTable for Android 2.5 Has Arrived!

We’ve been hard at work on improving our Android smartphone experience. Today, we have a terrific update to share in the form of OpenTable for Android 2.5. In addition to bug fixes, here are the savory bits, along with a screenshot slideshow (below).

Maps have been completely overhauled to leverage Google Maps v2. This provides a much richer maps experience while reducing pin clutter (Thank you, measles!). You can now also use the maps when looking at a location other than your current one. Easter egg: drag the map to another area and tap to initiate a new search.

Also, you’ve begged. You’ve pleaded. You’ve protested outside our offices. Well, no, you didn’t actually do that last part. Despite that, we’ve (Finally!) added the ability to add your reservations to your calendar!* There’s now no excuse to miss your dinner with mom.

Navigation, too, is improved and major actions (favorites, my OpenTable, and map view) have been moved into the top bar. You can now navigate to previous screens by tapping on the icon on the upper left.

Finally, we’ve taken another pass at the restaurant profile pages. Improvements include:

* You can now modify your date, time and party size directly on the page – no need to hop back and forth!
* Restaurant menus and reviews now load faster than before.
* Overall restaurant rating has been added.

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Even better than all of this? We’re not done yet! Keep an eye out for more updates coming to an Android near you.

*Add to calendar functionality is supported on Android 4.0 phones and higher.

Josh Garnier is the Mobile Product Manager for Android and Windows Phone.