zomato-logoZomato’s latest app update on iPhone makes the restaurant search and discovery service more a social network with its check-in feature, amongst others.

The update will be rolled out to Android, Windows Phone and the web soon. The new features include the ability to check-in at a restaurant; tag friends (ones you’re connected with on Zomato); food journey; UX improvements and bookmarks.

The iPhone version will works with iOS 8 native features like custom notifications. Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal says, “Given that people are now viewing information on-the-go more than ever before, mobile has become the focal point. Our iPhone app, built to include iOS8 features, will bring to our users a whole new and efficient way of deciding where to go and what to eat”.

Additionally, all new social updates will form part of the user activity feed, which then creates a “Food Journey” for each user. The new feature is a chronological timeline highlighting every activity since the user signed up to the service, up until the last meal reviewed.


The check-in feature works like most other similar services where you will be able to offer tips at the location and tag friends in reviews, comments and photos.

Bookmarks will pull all your favourite restaurants, most visited as well as ones on your wishlist. This means that the existing WishList and SpeedDial feature have been merged with Bookmarks.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to enrich the restaurant experience for our users by providing, quite simply, an all-round dining experience – right from discovering a great place in the neighborhood, to checking-in along with friends, uploading pictures during a meal, and signing off with a review, which eventually helps people make the right dining choice”, added Deepinder.