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]