Ordering food from your favorite restaurant has never been easier. Deliveries can be tracked in real-time as they are dropped at your doorstep hot and fresh. Just grab the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and browse the menu in comfort. Even paying the bill is effortless, with charges and tips for the driver going straight to a credit card, PayPal, or Apple Pay. There are many food delivery apps to choose from, but some restaurants only deal with one online system.
Food and Drink Apps
As if ordering food online wasn't already quick and easy enough, Facebook recently added its own feature that lets you order food without even having to leave the app. It isn’t really its own feature, but rather a partnership with existing delivery services like Grubhub, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, and EatStreet to name a few, as well as individual chains like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s and Panera. According to the social media giant, this will make ordering food easier because you won’t have to search multiple services to find the restaurant you want.
According to an email sent to iOS developers, Apple is adding a new dedicated "food and drink" section to its App Store. The new category will include “apps that help users cook and bake, mix drinks, manage recipes, find new restaurants and bars, and learn what their friends like to eat and drink”. Food & Drink won’t include diet, grocery shopping, coupon clipping, or food-related game apps”. Most of the food apps, which are normally listed under "Lifestyle" by their developers, will be automatically migrated to the new Food & Drink category starting on July 8th.
Here's a list of some popular apps that you should be able to find under the new "Food & Drink" section:
Chefs Feed (free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) - A great app for Foodies or people who are overwhelmed when visiting major cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The app features over 100 famous chefs' favorite dishes, places to eat and it allows users to receive up to the minute updates via its live feed.