Six months after releasing its native Zagat for iPhone app, Google on Wednesday finally updated the restaurant guide application with a nicely done native interface on iPad devices.
Zagat’s 1.0 release brought restaurant recommendations for nine major U.S. cities – Austin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC – with subsequent updates expanding Zagat to more than a two dozen new cities.
In today’s free Zagat update, Google has added Charleston, South Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee, bringing the total markets covered to 42. Another major new feature: ratings and reviews for hotels and shopping establishments in each city…
There’re some new home screens that offer easier access to Zagat ratings and reviews.
Check out the iPad UI.
This edition of Zagat is available free on iOS and Android devices.
The application also integrates restaurant reservations through OpenTable, a feature Apple added to Siri last year.
Established by Tim and Nina Zagat in 1979 as a way to survey friends and correlate their succinct ratings of restaurants, Zagat has grown to become one of the top restaurant guides on the web.
Google acquired Zagat in September 2011 and has since folded restaurant recommendations into its many mobile apps and services, including Maps and Search. In addition, the Internet giant revamped the Zagat website while making it available free (previously, Zagat required a fee to access detailed data).
The app is now universal so enjoy your native experience on any iOS form-factor device that supports iOS 6 or later.