SeamlessWeb lets you place food orders in 14 cities from your phone or from a web site. The company offers iPhone and BlackBerry apps and recently launched an Android app. Here’s how it works:
Fire up the app.
- Login to your account if you have one.
- Choose delivery or pickup.
- Enter an address or let your phone identify your current location.
- Pick a cuisine.
- Find a restaurant from the list (or use the search box to search by name).
- Select the menu items you want.
- Click the “add to bag” button.
- Select the “checkout” button to complete your order (if you haven’t already created an account, you can do it now).
Along the way you’ll see things like restaurant ratings when available, options to adjust your tip, enter promo codes, view locations on a map, or add extra items to your order. You should also get an estimated delivery time at the checkout screen. The app also lets you tap phone numbers to open up your phone dialer if you’d like to call the restaurant for a question.
You can re-order favorite meals easily using the app, and it saves your credit card information for faster ordering once you’ve created an account.
SeamlessWeb looks like a pretty nifty way to order food. Unfortunately there are only 52 restaurants listed in Philadelphia — a city which has an awful lot of great restaurants that deliver, so I’m probably going to uninstall the app for now. But if you live in a city with better coverage, you might want to check out the SeamlessWeb apps for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry.