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New app launched by Dineplan makes restaurant bookings easy

New app launched by Dineplan makes restaurant bookings easy

Dineplan has launched South Africa's first instant booking platform for restaurants

Dineplan has launched South Africa’s first instant booking platform for restaurants.

It is an innovative app that enables patrons to now browse and instantly make restaurant reservations according to customer ratings, specific cuisines, availability, name, area or even by current location.

The Dineplan app allows users to conduct location-based searches, create lists of their favourite restaurants, browse customer ratings and even research different cuisines on offer. Diners can also check a restaurant’s operating hours and even share reservation information with fellow diners including Google Map locations.

Dineplan partnered with Bluegrass Digital, a creative technology company with over 20 years of international web development experience to develop this app. It used the latest mobile development technology called React Native to build a native app that uses the same code for deployment on iOS as well as on Android devices without compromising functionality and performance.

Bluegrass Digital managing director Nick Durrant says the collaboration with Dineplan was the company’s fourth completed project using React Native.

“This technology stack is quickly becoming our preferred approach over Swift, Java Android, Xamarin or Cordova built mobile apps,” he said.

According to Greg Whitfield, a director at Dineplan, Bluegrass was the standout choice for the project because of its previous experience using React Native.

“This was a big draw card for the Dineplan team,” said Whitfield.

“We wanted to create an app that was simple for the public to use to find and instantly book a table at any one of the 1,000 South African-based restaurants currently using Dineplan.”