Foursquare Adds Food Ordering Thanks to GrubHub
Foursquare recently announced a new partnership with GrubHub Seamless that makes it possible to order food from 20,000 different restaurants around the country from within the Foursquare app. Users simply need to click the GrubHub Seamless button in the app to see nearby participating restaurants. The app also makes it easy to search for restaurants that will deliver. GrubHub has been added to the Android and iOS versions of Foursquare, but there's no word if the feature will be made available to the Windows Phone version. Foursquare is free to download and use.
Google Search Results Now Let People Place Food Orders
Google has updated its mobile search tool to make it easier to order food for delivery. Users who search for restaurants can place orders directly from the search results as long as the restaurant in question uses Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu, or MyPizza.com to make the actual delivery.
Cortana Now Shows Foursquare Recommendations
Microsoft today said it has enabled Foursquare recommendations within Cortana, the virtual personal assistant that's part of Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana will now proactively showcase local recommendations on handsets, though the feature must first be enabled by device owners.
Microsoft Adds GIF Search to Its iPhone Keyboard
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard now features a search tool for finding GIFs, images, and emojis. The search functionality also allows iPhone owners to find contacts and look up restaurants.
Microsoft Rebuilds Bing for iOS
Microsoft today released a wholly new version of its Bing Search application for the iPhone. The app takes advantage of new features in iOS, such as app linking, to improve search suggestions and results.
Google Maps for iOS Lets You Add Pit Stops
An update to Google Maps for iOS adds useful details about what's located along any given route. Using the refreshed Google Maps, travelers can easily find rest stops, restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations — including gas prices — during their journey.