Zomato launches local ‘Food Guide’ android application

Zomato

Zomato, an Indian online Food Guides and restaurant directories has launched its mobile application for Android phones. It allows users to search for nearby restaurants based on the user’s location. Available in the Android market for free, the application replicates all features of the website and lets the user look at the menus, contact details, reviews, photographs, location and discounts for restaurants on the phone itself. The application recorded over 200 downloads within the first couple of days after the launch.

Zomato was launched in July 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah, IIT Delhi graduates, and is an online food guide and restaurant directory. Zomato lists menus, prices and contact details of restaurants and also offers discount coupons to customers. It has its presence in the Indian cities of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune.

Zomato provides menu cards, contact details, rating and reviews of all listed restaurants to its users. Value added offerings like discounts, restaurant pictures, etc are also offered for select restaurants across cities. Zomato is headquartered in Gurgaon (INDIA).

Free Apple Developer Guides for X’mas

Apple iBooks

For all those Mac or iOS developers hard at work coding ceaselessly, lest Santa thinks you’ve been naughty here’s some good news! Santa’s coming early, bringing with him Apple’s latest offering of a bunch of iOS and Mac development books in the iBookstore for Free!

The six developer guides may not appeal to non-coders, but for those hard-core, full blown coders, choose between titles like iOS Human Interface Guidelines, Object Oriented Programming With Objective-C, or Cocoa Fundamentals Guide. Wait a minute, you don’t have to choose, they are all gratis. The other three titles are The Objective-C Programming Language, iOS Technology Overview, and its thrilling sequel iOS Application Programming Guide.

You’ll need to fire up iBooks on your iPad or iPhone to get these books since Santa only climbs down these chimneys to drop off your presents. Apple says that these free books work best with the recently-released iBooks 1.2.