OpenTable has taken much of the stress out of making reservations. Just head online, click-click, and boom - you're done. Now the company wants to bring the same convenience to paying your bill. Screw waiting on the waiter to bring you the check. Just whip out your phone, tap to pay, and be on your way.


Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, you have to learn to walk before you can run. Or rather, OpenTable is rolling out this functionality as part of a pilot that's exclusively available for iOS, and it doesn't intend to expand this functionality to Android until after the program is over. This initiative is also exclusivity available in San Francisco for the time being.

While you're already waiting, here's something else. OpenTable recently acquired Ness, an iOS-exclusive app that recommends restaurants based on the kind of places you enjoy and what you're in the mood for. With any luck, we may either receive an Android version or have the app's functionality integrated into OpenTable sometime in the future. Nothing's been announced though, so for now we'll just have to wait and see.

Source: OpenTable [1],[2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Roberto Giunta

    3 things in one sentence I can't hear anymore: Exclusive, iOS and US/California/San Francisco only.

  • TheSparks

    I dont think you should promote this app on your website, if its going to be iOS exclusive for now. After all this is AndroidPolice right?

    • Michael

      I disagree. This may be "Android"Police but this is still a mobile phone site. Granted we all favor Android all day every day. However something as neat as this should definitely open up some minds and create stir within our community. iOS or xxxOS if an app like this is on there which IMO is pretty damn neat, I'd love to know. Never know, someone may take the idea and run with it on our beloved android devices.. or... create enough hype for the Dev to make an android version.

      • TheSparks

        lol dude the sites tagline: "Looking after all things Android"
        So I'm pretty sure that this is a Android site rather than a "mobile phone site"!

        • bobEveryman

          I guess you could say "Looking [i]before[/i] all things Android", as it was clearly stated that the Android version would be coming after the pilot is completed.

        • Michael

          You act like a tagline is the definition of a business or a community. lol They clearly stated the android version would be coming after the test run, I believe that would justify my response. As far as you trying to *correct* me.. just stop.

  • ITGuy11

    I am so sick and tired of this iOS exclusively bullshit.

    • flosserelli

      Just goes to show how much the media hypebeast machine has everyone bent over.

    • Ray

      You and me both. I've actually got a list of apps, and developers that have released apps as iOS exclusive that I will refuse to use and/or support when (if) they do make it to Android.

      This app just got added to that list.

      I'm actually not sure why Android Police is covering it. WTF does it have to do with Android considering it is iOS only? If it does come to Android, then cover it.

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    Side note: unless you're ordering 40 of them, you should NEVER spend $10 on samosas. Definitely try dosa though (with chutney and sambar), it's basically a south Indian crepe. It's delicious!