Google Updates Zagat and Simplifies the Rating System

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  • 12 Oct 2012
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  • Google’s app for dining guide – Zagat will help you find the perfect restaurant or place to eat. Like is the case with Google’s apps for Android, Zagat is not available in all countries. Recently they updated the app taking it to a new version 1.0, 00% free and re-built from the ground up.

    A new holo UI has been implemented in Zagat app for Android, that feels an looks great. Earlier versions of the app were priced around $10 but the new version is free. On top of that, Google has been working to simplify the rating system. Product Marketing Manager Megan Stevenson took the time to explain on her Google+ profile yesterday the new and improved rating system:

    “Today it’s easier than ever to write accurate, useful reviews on Google+ Local, thanks to the updated rating scale we rolled out,” Stevenson stated. “If you want to rate the food at a restaurant, or the quality of a mechanic, just choose “poor – fair,” “good,” “very good,” or “excellent”. Behind the scenes, we will convert your ratings into numbers and factor them into the business’ precise 30-point score that shows up in Google+, Search and Maps. “

    You can download Zagat for free from the Play Store.

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