Facebook Mobile Pages Integrate OpenTable And TV Listings

Facebook Mobile Pages Integrate OpenTable And TV Listings

Facebook is updating its “Pages” on mobile. Mobile Facebook pages for restaurants, TV shows, and movies will become much more useful shortly, as the social network announced two updates to its mobile pages that will launch later this week.

"OpenTable provides a restaurant management system for restaurateurs called the ERB (Electronic Reservation Book). In addition, the company operates OpenTable.com, a website for making restaurant reservations online."

Facebook Mobile Pages Integrate OpenTable

Sure, you could always just open up the OpenTable mobile application to do this, but we think the general idea is that you don’t ever have to leave Facebook. For restaurants, Facebook users will be able to make reservations directly on their pages following an integration with online real-time restaurant-reservation service OpenTable, eliminating the need to visit the mobile sites of the approximately 20,000 U.S. restaurants that support OpenTable, or to launch the OpenTable application. Users do not have to be OpenTable members to take advantage of this feature.

"Rovi Corporation provides digital entertainment technology solutions for the discovery and management of entertainment content. It offers guidance, home network connection, content protection, and media recognition technologies, as well as extensive metadata on movies, music, games, television, and books."

Facebook Mobile Pages Integrate TV Listings

Facebook is also rolling out TV listings using Rovi for shows in the US, using geolocation to pin precise time zones and relevant networks. While this isn’t launching in Canada at first, it will likely roll out over the coming months.

The only problem we see with this, of course, is that most people probably don’t open up Facebook when they are hungry. They’re probably opening up apps most associated with food, like Yelp or Zagat or some other review service.

Facebook also announced further updates to mobile pages:

>> Hashtags are now searchable via the iOS application.
>> iPad users will see faster load times and a cleaner design.
>> A bug that caused some users to see red notification alerts when they had no pending notifications was
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Write by: RC - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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