If you’re looking to use your new Windows Phone 7 handset to help you find some good eats around you, Zagat has your back with a new app for Microsoft’s latest smartphone platform.
It’s a bit pricey at $9.99, but the Zagat To Go Windows Phone 7 app does look pretty darn nice. The layout is beautiful and it’s full of strong swiping controls – it just has a level of polish and flair that wasn’t found on first-generation Android or iPhone apps.
As you’d expect, the Zagat To Go Windows Phone 7 app can use your location via GPS to find nearby restaurants around you and the integration with Bing Maps to get directions to the restaurant of your choosing. You can also look forward to advanced reviews of restaurants, which include things like the restaurant’s atmosphere and style of cuisine.
“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, in a prepared statement. “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.”
Real quick beef with Zagat: I’m now hearing that KFC is advertising that its fried chicken has been rated as the best in America according to a Zagat survey. That’s insane folks – Popeyes is so much better.
If you’re looking to grab some grub on the go, Yelp has also released an app for Microsoft’s latest platform and it also offers reviews of local restaurants. It uses the reviews from other users and doesn’t have the professional content that can be found in Zagat but I’m digging Yelp’s app so far.
Both apps can be found in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, as you just have to search for each by name or browse through the categories. Anyone out there try these apps? What do you think so far?