Thursday, April 11, 2013
Map of the Week: Zomato
Why we like it: Zomato has a nice new App that uses the Google Maps SDK for iOS.
The Zomato Restaurant Finder app “gives you restaurant recommendations around you and lets you look at menus, pictures and maps for 90,000 restaurants in India, United Kingdom, UAE, Philippines, South Africa, Qatar and Sri Lanka.” Its simple interface gives you a map built in to each restaurant page, and also opens up a more detailed full map as necessary.
The interface uses a custom icon on the marker to represent the restaurant instead of the default marker. And for Directions, it uses the Google Maps URL Scheme to open the Google Maps app if it is installed, or maps.google.com if it isn’t.
Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations Team