Happy news for all the foodies out there! Zomato has simplified the search option with the launch of its new Foodie Index. The new quality index helps its user to look locality to stay based on the good restaurants functioning in the neighborhood with good dining options.
The Foodies Index serves to help people looking for rental accommodations and paying guests to compare the locality based on the restaurant options when the users are not sure where to stay. With this new service, Zomato uses its detailed local restaurant information and user-generated content to calculate a score that shows the quality of restaurants in a particular area.
In the press release, “Travel and real estate platforms will find this particularly useful, enabling them to provide information on the quality of dining options in a particular neighborhood by leveraging Zomato’s location-based Foodie Index.”
Sathyajeet Singh, Zomato’s vice president of product and marketing said, “Users will now be able to zero in on apartments and hotels in neighborhoods where they can enjoy the best dining experiences a city has to offer. With the Foodie Index API, we are making Zomato’s rich content easily accessible and restaurant discovery incredibly easy. We are constantly looking for ways to enrich dining experiences and helping guide people to neighborhoods that offer great food is a step further in that direction.”
Property portal CommonFloor has partnered with Zomato and has become the first platform using the Zomato Foodies Index API. It has made Foodie Index made available across India on its Locality Map section to allow its users to identify neighborhoods for dining out. Also, travel planning portal TripHobo, available in 500 cities around the world uses Zomato’s API to offer dining suggestions based on users’ itineraries, but does not display the Foodie Index.
“Zomato’s Foodie Index has the same intent and vision as we do of simplifying property decisions. The index provides information beyond just the nearby restaurants and lets a user know how a location fares when it comes to the quality and variety of restaurants in an area. This will be extremely beneficial for seekers of rentals and paying guests, and for people who like to compare neighbourhoods based on the restaurant options when deciding where to stay,” said Lalit Mangal, CommonFloor’s Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer.
For those who are not aware of Zomato, it is restaurant search and discovery app, providing in-depth and clear information for over 1.4 million restaurants across 22 countries. The startup’s core content features consists of restaurant information such as scanned menus and photos, sourced by its massive feet-on-street team cities it is present in globally. The app also allows users to rate and review restaurants and also to create their personal network of foodies for trusted recommendations on restaurants. Recently, it has added services like cashless payments, online ordering, table reservations etc. for its users.