Google India delivers for food fans

Working with local partners, Google India has made online ordering and restaurant bookings easy.

When people use their phones to search Google for nearby restaurants, the search results offer an option to “place an order”.

By tapping the option, users can choose a delivery service and be taken to its website to complete their order. Users can also make a one-click reservation if they prefer to visit the restaurant.

Google has partnered with startups Swiggy and Zomato for food delivery, and Bytplus and Dineout for reservations. The services can be used on Google Search and the Google app for both Android and iOS devices.

“These features are just rolling out and we’ll be adding more partners and evolving the look and feel over time,” Google says in an official blog.

Earlier, Google Maps stitched in Ola and Uber services on its platform in India, showing fares and riding options from the app-based taxi aggregators.

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