Chow Down with Yahoo! Search: Quick Apps with Added Flavor

After receiving lots of positive feedback on our Netflix Quick App launched last month, we are excited to roll out additional Quick Apps today that help you find restaurants, make reservations, and compare local eateries. These locally relevant Quick Apps empower you to take action on things you discover with Yahoo! Search.

Sketch-a-Search Quick App

Finding a new restaurant in your neighborhood has never been so easy. With our Sketch-a-search Quick App for your desktop, we’re bringing a first-of-its kind app people love on their iPhones now to more connected devices. This innovative app allows you to refine your restaurant hunt by drawing the area you want to search directly on a map and zeroing in on a particular street or neighborhood. Simply search for a food category and location, for example, restaurants 94109, look for the Sketch-a-Search link, and then sketch your way to restaurants in the area.  You can filter restaurants by cuisine, ambiance, and ratings, and even see reviews of thousands of Zagat-rated restaurants alongside reviews from Yahoo!’s huge community.

sketch a search

OpenTable Quick App

Booking a dinner reservation is now one search away. Starting today, Yahoo! has partnered with OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations, to allow you to book reservations without ever leaving the Yahoo! Search results page. Just search for a restaurant, click the “Make Reservation” button, review the overview with pricing, location and parking information, and click “find a table.”  Try it out with a search like Evvia Palo Alto.


SNEAK PEEK: Restaurant Comparison Quick App

If you’re one of our lucky few testers, you can even try out a new Restaurant Comparison app we’ll be rolling out for everyone in the coming months. For foodies who can’t decide where to dine, this new app will help you choose the best restaurant for any occasion by organizing the often-cluttered local content on the Web into a single snapshot view of similar restaurants in the area – with a side-by-side look at their cuisine type, distance, atmosphere, price, and ratings.


Stay tuned for more on other new Quick Apps coming to Yahoo! Search soon. Bon Appetite!

Guy Hepworth
Senior Product Manager, Quick Apps

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