OpenTable app caters to the on-the-go, last-minute diner with dynamic redesign

We’re excited to announce the launch of the redesigned OpenTable app making it even easier for you to book and discover restaurants using the app.

The dynamic new home screen features two tabs, Book and Discover. The Book tab showcases restaurant options based on the diner’s location, time of day and the restaurant’s availability with a new ‘now and nearby’ map layout — ideal for the on-the-go or travelling diner looking for the perfect restaurant right now. The Discover tab offers diners personalised restaurant recommendations based on their unique dining history and preferences.

“Today, everyone wants everything on-demand, and deciding where to dine out is no exception,” said Prasad Gune, SVP of Product, OpenTable. “We reviewed data from diner reservations and saw a dramatic rise in people looking to dine immediately. Based on this insight, we have redesigned our app experience to cater to this trend and make it fast and intuitive to discover and book the best restaurants for every dining occasion.”



The new two tab home screen improves usability and gives diners faster access to key features like maps, cuisines, restaurant information and recommendations. For diners looking to book now, the ‘Book’ tab allows them to see what’s nearby with a map layout, read reviews, check out photos, and see diverse dining options in neighborhoods around them. For diners who want to explore what is on OpenTable, the ‘Discover’ tab helps to inspire with location-specific restaurant recommendations, personalised and expert picks, and highlight collections, such as “New & Hot” and “Great for Brunch.”

Hass Lunsford, OpenTable Mobile Apps Design Lead adds, “We want to present bookable dining options up front wherever you are and whenever you’re hungry. So with just a few taps or swipes, we’re showing you what’s near on a map, restaurants with available time slots, popular cuisines, and neighborhoods.” For diners who know where they want to dine already, fear not. “We still want to make it predictable and easy for those who have a restaurant in mind when they come to OpenTable — so we’re keeping search prominent at the top right.”

OpenTable’s app update is now available globally for all iOS users of the OpenTable app.  Android support will be launched shortly.