Dining Poll: When Do You Make Restaurant Reservations?

Do you book restaurant reservations during the day? Or, are you a night owl? Do you reserve tables using an OpenTable app while you’re surfing your sofa on weekends — or while you’re standing in front of a restaurant? Let us know your favorite time to make dining plans in today’s poll.


OpenTable for iPhone 3.0: For Diners Who Know Where They Want to Go (or Not)

iPhone-3.0-updateOpenTable is pleased to announce the latest and greatest version of OpenTable for iPhone. That’s right, diners. We’ve hit the big 3.0! The new features in the OpenTable for iPhone 3.0 update were created specifically for diners like you — mobile enthusiasts who often know exactly where they want to go “without reservation” (pun intended). Of course, the application still remains essential for diners in search of suggestions and reservations on the fly.

With OpenTable for iPhone 3.0, you can now:

* Search for and book OpenTable restaurants by name — around your current location or in another city.

* Save and manage favorite restaurants right from your iPhone.

* Reserve further in advance (more than 30 days).

* Scan recently viewed restaurants plus detailed restaurant profiles, including photos, parking options, etc.

* Find 1,000-point restaurants in the search results easily, so you can earn free meals faster.

Download OpenTable for iPhone 3.0 today to enjoy all these features and others, including enhanced maps, in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. To visit iTunes, click here.

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Has an OpenTable Mobile App Saved Your Day (or Dinner)?

iPhone-AppCalling all OpenTable diners! Has one of our smartphone mobile applications helped you book a table at the very last minute? Did you avoid a long wait by whipping out your iPhone and booking a table on the fly? Ever sail past the hungry masses at a restaurant’s bar thanks to some quick thinking and our Blackberry app? Has the Android app helped you save face with a loved one who (correctly!) thought you’d forgotten to make a reservation for a special occasion?

We want to hear your stories about how OpenTable’s mobile applications have helped you. Tell your true tales here in our comments section, over on Facebook, or on Twitter.

Nominate the OpenTable Android App for a Crunchie!

Do you love OpenTable’s awesome Android app? Share your enthusiasm by nominating it for a 2009 Crunchie award. Celebrating the best tech accomplishments in 2009, the Crunchies “are to technology what the Oscars are to Hollywood.” Co-hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch, The Crunchies depend on users like you to nominate and vote for your favorite tech innovations of the year.

You can nominate OpenTable’s Android app now through midnight, PST Friday, December 4. The Crunchies Committee will then choose five finalist companies for each award category from all the nominations. Voting for finalists opens Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 6 midnight PST.

Click here to nominate OpenTable (up to one time per day per IP address,) and stay tuned to see if we’re selected as a finalist. And, if you don’t have the OpenTable for Android app, download it today!