OpenTable Deep-Linking (Video)

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OpenTable was recently updated with some new Windows Phone Mango features and the app deep-linking is proving to be very useful. If you’re searching for a nearby restaurant using Bing or the new Local Scout feature and tap on a restaurant’s location card, you still get the usual address, phone number, and hours kind of information. You can swipe to the right and see some reviews, but with another swipe you’ll get to the Apps tab and that’s where the cool integration comes in. Right there I can see a button for OpenTable so I can go ahead and make a reservation at that restaurant (if it is part of OpenTable’s network). Granted it’s not a one-click reservation. OpenTable still has to search for that restaurant name, you have to tap it, choose a day/time and all that, but still it’s a lot better than having to go all the way back to the Start menu, launch OpenTable, and type in that restaurant’s name yourself.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!