apps / reviews / 30/10/2014

App of the Week: Appetite

AppetiteBetween me hating speaking on the phone and barely having any Vodacom signal in my house to take calls, discovering the Appetite app was like hitting the jackpot.

The Appetite app lets you order takeaways via the app within Gauteng, and you choose between collection or delivery (provided delivery is an option).

The app is free to download on iOS and Android and requires you to sign up before making use of it. The app isn’t as slick as I would have preferred. It’s red and green and has a very Christmas look about it. Once you look past that, you appreciate how useful it is.

You can search for restaurants or takeaways by keyword, location and filters include halaal, kosher, delivery or in-app payment. Payment options within the app support Visa, MasterCard and Paygate. It’s great that in-app payments are supported but personally, am not keen to make payment via the app yet.

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The landing page brings up what’s near you and it’s looks to be thorough. There are icons within the listing to show halaal, scooter for delivery, or in app payment. All of them have 5 stars listed so that doesn’t mean anything. There’s also a one-click to call button within the app and how far the particular listing is away from you. Other tabs include profile, invite friends, order history and feedback.

I’ve been using the service and love it. It’s just so convenient. You find a takeaway spot, go through the menu, add items to your cart, and very thoughtfully, there is a “notes” field in case you want to make a request or whatever, before you proceed to order. You choose delivery or collection before your order is finalised. You will get an order number within the app, but also an SMS with relevant info. The eatery may call you to confirm or let you know when to fetch your food, if the automated text isn’t accurate.

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I don’t know about you, but on the odd times I used to try to make a telephonic order, the eatery was either engaged or I had to be put on hold. Appetite allows you to instantly order what you want. It makes the whole process of getting takeaways so much easier. Also, there’s no chance of anyone taking your order down incorrectly! Or constant repeating of stuff (in)correctly.

If you like ordering takeaways (who doesn’t?), download the Appetite app and see how simple it is (to never speak to another person who may get your order wrong again).



Nafisa Akabor
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