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Urbanspoon for Kindle Fire
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Urbanspoon for Kindle Fire

by Wanderspot
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.1.8
  • Additional sorts (by popularity, price, and name) for nearby restaurants

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004SZ3IRA
  • Release Date: March 20, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,115 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Explore restaurants by specific criteria in dozens of cities in the US, Canada, and Australia
  • Check table availability and make reservations
  • Read up on reviews to see find about the hottest restaurants
  • Post your own reviews and be your own food critic
  • Play the restaurant slot machine and let Urbanspooon choose your restaurant

Product Description
Sky Force
Make your reservations
Sky Force
Let Urbanspoon choose your restaurant
Where Do You Want to Eat?

Casual diners and serious gourmets agree. Urbanspoon rocks. This handy website has been guiding hungry crowds to the best restaurants for the best deals, with its excellent descriptions, aggregated professional reviews, and candid diner evaluations. Urbanspoon is America's #1 trusted restaurant go-to site. Now you can carry the Power of the Spoon with you anywhere on your Android device.

Urbanspoon on the Go

Urbanspoon for Android has all the features you've grown to love on the website, with the added bonus of allowing you to harness your device's GPS to zero in on all restaurants in your vicinity. When you launch the app, get down to business by tapping Nearby. This brings up a list of all restaurants close to you. Tap on selection, and you'll get the straight dope on that restaurant, including its address, price range, phone number, location, message from the owner, collected professional reviews, and plenty of diner opinions. Chime in your two cents' worth by tapping I Like It or I Don't, which directly impacts the restaurant's percentage rating, and write up your own mini-review.

Get In My Belly

That's just the tip of the iceberg lettuce. You can locate the restaurants on a map within the app, so you'll always know precisely how to get there. Browse the restaurants by Urbanspoon's useful categories: Neighborhoods, Types of food, Features, Popular restaurants, Talk of the Town, and Top contributors. Within these categories are extensive categories. In Types of Food, for example, you can search through nearly 100 categories, from Afghan to Wine Bars.

Sky Force
A table's available! Woo hoo!
Sky Force
What do I feel like? Ethiopian? Or Greek, perhaps?
Shake It Up And Spin

Of course, Urbanspoon for Android comes with the beloved restaurant slot machine. For those unfamiliar with this fiendishly useful device, the slot machine works like a Vegas slot machine, but everyone's a winner. First, choose a neighborhood or city, type of food, and price range within the three throws of the slot machine. Shake your phone, and watch your Android device randomly choose a restaurant for you. Don't like its choice? Shake it again for another random selection. This slot machine is perfection itself for those times when you just can't decide where to eat.

Right This Way, Sir!

Not only can Urbanspoon choose your restaurant, but it's also your personal maitre d'. Make reservations at local restaurants with a few simple taps, choosing the size of your part and the time. Urbanspoon will let you know if a table is available, and then make the reservation. And you don't even have to tip your phone twenty bucks. What's more, Urbanspoon isn't just limited to your city. Browse any city that the Spoon has staked out, from Albuquerque to Washington, D.C. So, what's for dinner?

Technical Details

  • Size: 1.3MB
  • Version: 2.1.8
  • Developed By: Wanderspot
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access extra location provider commands
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
    • Enabling/disabling location update notifications from the radio
    • Create mock location providers for testing
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
59 of 73 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars doesn't work in a big city either April 16, 2011
I just fired this up from home in New York City.
The closest restauarants they list simply don't exist.
It misses many actually restaurants that are near by.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF! What is this thing? Paid advertisements? June 1, 2012
Geez, i looked for breakfast places ijn my home town of Boston MA, just to see if my favorites were even listed. what i got was a bunch of pre-digested reviews, One place had three identical reviews, can you say cut and paste? no way could i get a real review, or a decent menu, the dollar $$ signs have no meaning compared to the actual cost, one place has nothing over $10 bucks but is listed as four $$$$!
McDonald's as a breakfast place is not what i consider a meaningful option. but they list every one within 20 miles of me. The other "restaurant" is a Gay sports bar, they DO NOT serve food! let alone breakfast. I looked up a specific restaurant and the directions were not even close. Of the others ones i noted have been gone for about 4 months, not only is the place closed there is an actual hole in the ground preparing for a new hotel. I would have been really perturbed if i had taken their suggestion and went there without knowing that.
Use Google and put in "Breakfast in Boston MA" and you get a better selection, better reviews, correct directions and even websites you can go to.
Use Yelp, i have used them a lot and rarely did i get a bad suggestion, Hey urbanspoon, connect with Yelp and get your stuff together.
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35 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars update this April 19, 2012
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this app need to be updated it still has a ton of resturants that have closed. so a lot of its features turn out to be usless when u are trying to find somewhere drive all the way there and then find out they have been closed fpr months
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT APP April 1, 2014
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth using, but not by itself October 19, 2012
By Dan
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I travel a fair amount for business and much as I hate the word, I have to admit I've turned into a foodie. This impacts my eating both at home and when on the road for work. Urbanspoon, Yelp and TripAdvisor are must-haves as a group, but none should be used individually. If a restaurant gets high marks on just one of the three, it's a judgment call. Two of the three is a safe bet and all three makes it a likely guarantee (although altogether too many low-end but frequently-visited places get oversampled and turn into "noise").
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Urbanspoon April 23, 2014
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If you don't have Urbanspoon, then get it. It's a great app. You can find restaurants that are near you, searching by price, location, or the type of food.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great for me. March 26, 2014
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Works as advertised here in California. Does need to be updated often to remove the closed restaurants. Found interesting places in my new neighborhood.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only good for those in LARGE Cities December 27, 2012
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The App name is fitting.

If you live in New Jersey, don't bother. We have thousands of restaurants, and you won't see one of 'em here.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Slow and Unresponsive
I don't know if its the Kindle version of the app or the Kindle itself but this app sucks. It's slow and unresponsive. And it needs roundabout ways to get the information you want.
Published 21 hours ago by Wdes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great app
Published 8 days ago by Jennifer Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars I love urbanspoon. It's a great way to find a ...
I love urbanspoon. It's a great way to find a place to eat when the response is... "I dont know... where do you want to go?"
Published 10 days ago by Megan Neves
5.0 out of 5 stars The reviews are honest and straightforward and i like that the places...
The reviews are honest and straightforward and i like that the places were exactly as the people said. I have found great places to eat by reading other peoples review. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Karen
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad application
Horrible application, it's incredibly slow and can't find anything by name.
Published 13 days ago by Justin LeCheminant
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Yelp
I like Yelp way better.
Published 22 days ago by NanaM
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok. Not as good as PC version
Not near as easy to use as the PC-web browser version.
Published 24 days ago by Dean Krause
1.0 out of 5 stars why is it rated so well?
Not user friendly. Slow. Impossible to navigate. Poor selection of restaurants.
Published 1 month ago by Ethan's Mommy
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It's as alright.
Published 1 month ago by lawrence gallegos
3.0 out of 5 stars Programmers Ruined a Nice Product Making it Hard to Use
The search tool has become difficult to use and find when in a hurry. I have moved on to Yelp.
Published 1 month ago by Scott B.
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