The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from PR Newswire

OpenTable Unveils New Mobile Site; Seats 15 Millionth Diner via Mobile

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

OpenTable Unveils New Mobile Site; Seats 15 Millionth Diner via Mobile08:31 EST Wednesday, November 09, 2011Bolsters Mobile Portfolio with New App for Android Honeycomb Tablet and Upgrades for iPhone and iPad AppsSAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, launched a completely redesigned version of its mobile website (http://m.opentable.com) in response to increased demand from diners using mobile devices to book reservations. OpenTable has seated more than 15 million diners through its mobile website and apps since 2008, representing more than $600 million in revenue for the company's restaurant customers, and OpenTable mobile solutions now account for more than 1 million diners seated per month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO)The new OpenTable mobile website leverages HTML5 to deliver an entirely new look and feel, designed to mirror the elegance of the OpenTable mobile app experience. The new site also allows OpenTable users to find restaurant reservations using geolocation, which makes it easy to quickly locate and book available tables at nearby restaurants. In addition, diners can instantly refine their search by neighborhood, cuisine and price points, and access photos, maps, menus and parking information, along with one of the most highly requested features: reviews from verified OpenTable diners. Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices are currently supported.    "OpenTable is constantly improving its mobile solutions in an effort to better match our restaurant customers with diners on the go," said Scott Jampol, OpenTable Senior Director of Consumer Marketing. "With the enhancement of our mobile website, we now have a suite of offerings that makes finding and booking the perfect restaurant easy and convenient, whether a diner is using our native app or a mobile browser."   In addition to revamping the mobile website, OpenTable has expanded its portfolio of mobile products with the introduction of a brand new app for the Android Honeycomb tablet.  OpenTable also recently upgraded its award-winning mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad, allowing users to easily export reservations to their calendars, and for the Windows Phone, leveraging the Mango Live Tile capability for reservation reminders.  OpenTable allows diners to find and book reservations at more than 20,000 different restaurants in multiple countries from the Web, a smartphone or tablet. Currently, OpenTable mobile applications (www.opentable.com/mobile) are available for Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, webOS and Windows Phone. An infographic highlighting the growth of OpenTable mobile and other trends may be viewed here: http://bit.ly/t1Ps9O.  About OpenTable, Inc. OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 250 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.       OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates SOURCE OpenTable, Inc.For further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, +1-415-344-4275, tfox@opentable.com or Alyssa Galella, M Booth, +1-212-539-3208, alyssag@mbooth.com