SOURCE: Abalta Technologies

Abalta Technologies

January 06, 2016 04:00 ET

Abalta Technologies Bringing Zomato Into Cars

At CES 2016, Industry Innovator Debuts App That Incorporates the Popular Restaurant Search Engine Zomato Into Its Car Connectivity Solution

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 06, 2016) - Abalta Technologies, Inc., an industry innovator in producing groundbreaking solutions to create the ideal connected car experience, today at the Consumer Electronics Show announced it is debuting an application that brings the popular Zomato restaurant search and review service to its WebLink® car connectivity solution.

Zomato, headquartered in New Delhi, India, is a Web- and mobile-based platform that allows diners to search restaurants, view updated menus, post reviews, make reservations, and order online. With presence across 23 countries, Zomato is one of the largest restaurant search and discovery platforms globally. Zomato entered the US market with the acquisition of Urbanspoon in January 2015. The service boasts information on more than a 1.4 million restaurants worldwide across its markets of presence.

Abalta has worked with Zomato to include the service as a WebLink® application that can be accessed via a car's infotainment system. Users will be able to:

  • Search for restaurants in their immediate vicinity or around a specific location
  • Search for restaurants by cuisine, price, reviews, and so on
  • View distance to nearby restaurants and access maps and directions to guide them to the location
  • Access phone numbers and other basic info about a restaurant

"Increasingly, consumers are enjoying -- and demanding -- information that can be accessed from their cars," says Michael O'Shea, Founder and CEO of Abalta Technologies. "With our new Zomato app, would-be diners can search and choose restaurants while they are out and about, which is perfect for spur-of-the moment meals or to check out reviews on a café they just passed on the road. Zomato has experienced incredible success with its service, and we are thrilled to incorporate its platform into our WebLink® solution."

"We are excited to partner with Abalta Technologies and enable restaurant search on WebLink®. We are constantly looking at ways to make it easy for users to discover the best places to eat around them. Partnerships such as these go a long way in simplifying restaurant search and discovery for users," says Pramod Rao, SVP Growth, Zomato.

During CES 2016, Abalta Technologies is exhibiting its products, including the new Zomato app. Visit http://info.abaltatech.com/come-meet-us-at-ces-2016 to book a meeting.

For additional information about Abalta Technologies' innovative products, or to request a free demo, visit the company's website at http://www.abaltatech.com.

About Abalta Technologies, Inc.
Abalta Technologies, Inc., is an emerging leader in the connected car landscape. Abalta has developed an innovative platform to enable car companies, automotive electronic firms, and tier 1 suppliers to bridge the gap between the smartphone and the car's infotainment system. Abalta's platform enables unique branded experiences to be delivered from the smartphone to the car's infotainment system over USB, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. Abalta has unrivaled expertise across mobile platforms and maintains long-standing relationships with a portfolio of more than 60 of the most recognized brands in the world. Abalta has helped these leading brands transform their mobile product visions into meaningful experiences for businesses and consumers alike. Abalta Technologies is headquartered in Torrance, Calif., and has development centers in San Diego and Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information, visit http://www.abaltatech.com.

About Zomato
Zomato is a restaurant search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for over 1.4 million restaurants across 23 countries. Zomato is used by consumers globally to discover, rate and review restaurants, as well as create their own personal network of foodies for trusted recommendations.

In addition to restaurant search and discovery, Zomato has expanded its offering to include Online OrderingTable Reservations and a Point-of-Sale system, creating cutting-edge technology to connect restaurant businesses and customers in ways that will revolutionize the restaurant industry.

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