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ZAGAT TO GO™ Launches on Windows Phone 7
Nov 08, 2010 (12:11 PM EST)
NEW YORK and KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zagat Survey, the world's leading provider of consumer survey–based leisure information, and Handmark®, a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile applications and services, today announced the release of ZAGAT TO GO™ for Windows Phone 7. ZAGAT TO GO, the premiere restaurant application to launch on this new platform, provides users with access to Zagat's trusted ratings and reviews for thousands of restaurants worldwide.
"It is our mission to provide our users with Zagat content wherever and whenever they want it," said Nina Zagat, Co-Founder, Co-Chair, Zagat Survey. "We are thrilled that our flagship ZAGAT TO GO app is one of the first to launch on the exciting new Windows Phone 7 platform."
ZAGAT TO GO for Windows 7 includes the Zagat Dining Journal – a virtual diary of the Zagat-Rated restaurants the user has visited throughout the year. Diners can add restaurants to their Dining Journal by tapping "Been Here" on the restaurant's details page. They can also use the journal to rate and review restaurants in real-time or at a later date.
With the Windows Phone 7 panoramic view, users can easily swipe to browse the many features of ZAGAT TO GO. Diners can find restaurants in their area with the GPS enabled "nearby" search. Through an integration with Bing, users can browse nearby restaurants on a Bing map and access door-to-door directions. Users can also search restaurants by Zagat's signature Food, Decor and Service scores – or conduct an advanced search for criteria like cuisine and atmosphere.
ZAGAT TO GO for Windows Phone 7 is available for $9.99 and can be downloaded through the Windows Marketplace. For more information about this or any of Zagat's mobile products, please visit www.zagat.com/mobile. ZAGAT TO GO is a 2010 Webby Award nominee and has been named the Top paid restaurant application by AOL.
About Zagat Survey, LLC
Known as the "wildly popular" "burgundy bible," Zagat Survey is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories and is lauded as the "most up-to-date," "comprehensive" and "reliable" guide, published on all platforms. Zagat content is available to consumers wherever and whenever they need it: on ZAGAT.com, ZAGAT.mobi, ZAGAT TO GO for smartphones and in book form.
Handmark is the world's leading developer and distributor of mobile applications, specializing in mobile solutions for publishers and media companies. Leveraging 10 years of experience, Handmark is trusted by many of the world's leading media brands. The company delivers the industry's only full-service mobile publishing solution including development, distribution, monetization and ongoing innovation across all major mobile platforms. For more information about Handmark, visit www.handmarkmobileapps.com.
SOURCE Zagat Survey