Technology is one of the three key components for building a launchpad for rapid growth across the UK that was stated in the announcement on 19 March 2019.
First published 11th March 2019
· New features and functionality
· Product optimization
· Increasing the size of the engineering team
New restaurant feature – this will ensure that new restaurants are easily identifiable on the App and website.
Share reservation feature – currently a BigDish booking via the App automatically appears in the users’ online calendar. The share reservation feature will enable users to share the reservation with their dining party via various platforms including SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Reviews – this feature will enable users to share their restaurant experience within the App. This will be developed in such a way whereby only diners who attended a booking will be able to review to ensure there will be no fake reviews.
Improvements to search functionality – there will be upgrades to the search functionality within the App to enable ‘search by region’ as the company moves towards a full UK roll out. This will ensure a fast and smooth user experience is maintained rather than having to scroll through what will be a long list of cities and towns. Whilst this may seem to be a minor feature, upgrades to search functionality require substantial development time.
Optimization – for any technology product, optimization is always ongoing to ensure speed, efficiency and a good user experience.
Further hires – to accomplish our technology targets the Company plans to add a further three to four developers to the team in Manila as soon as possible. The additional cost level will be minimal.
Sanj Naha, CEO commented:
“Technology is at the heart of everything we do at BigDish as we strive for what we call a ‘dinesmarter’ experience for both consumers and restaurants. We will see the UK website go live and that our web product will match the functionality of our app product. It is important that engineering is done correctly rather than pushing a product live prematurely, which is why BigDish has taken the extra time to develop its website.
We are getting closer to the point where the rapid expansion across the UK that we have planned will take place.”
Company Website bigdishplc.com
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