How can Maps extension in iOS 10 help the restaurant app

When you have an unplanned dine-out and you don’t get a table at your favorite restaurant, that’s when you seek help of your friend (smartphone) to know where else to go. With maps extension in iOS 10, this comes handy. Your restaurant app can now provide you the assistance required in a rush or during holidays when all your favorite restaurants are jamming.

Apple maps has been a downright addition for many iOS users. There have been many issues and updates on the maps over the years which resulted the development of  maps extension that include support for third-party apps.

What are extensions and how it works

Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of an app or a website – as explained by Chrome. So when your restaurant app enables this extension to function along, the users will be able to locate a restaurant. The Maps experience is changing in order to allow iPhone users the ability to completely plan their day in a wholesome within the application.

With apps like OpenTable and Yelp, the extensions can be directly switched on to leverage the functionality of Apple Maps. There are few simple steps to follow to enable using maps extension:

  • Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  • Tap Maps. You will find extension segment among many other options.
  • Tap the On/Off switch next to the extension (OpenTable, Yelp) you want to enable.

How to use maps extension to book a table

Apple promoted new extensions that will let developers dive into iOS’ built-in mapping application. An updated version of OpenTable lets you make reservations at restaurants from within Map which can be a enable to build a better version of developing a restaurant app and embed the same concept in it.

To reserve a table at your favorite restaurant just follow few steps listed here:

  • Launch Maps from your Home Screen.
  • Tap the search bar
  • Type the name of the restaurant you want
  • Tap on the option you want
  • Tap the Reservations

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