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One year after buying Zagat, Google pushes out its first free Android dining app

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Oct 11, 2012 11:34 am

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Although Google is a giant, its skills at creating and managing content on its own are easily some of its weakest. How well it’s able to improve the Zagat mobile experience is the first big step it’s taken since the acquisition.

— Jason Clampet

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Google just gave the old-school dining guide Zagat, which it acquired last September, a brand new (and free) Android app. The new app is available for free and, according to Google, was “re-built from the ground up.” The old paid Zagat app for Android has been discontinued and will stop functioning on October 15, 2012. To use the new app, users are required to have a Google+ account.

In total, the app gives users access to reviews of about 30,000 restaurants and lets you filter your searches by cuisines, Zagat scores, cost and dining features like outdoor seating. Users can also post reviews right from the app.

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