What does it do?
As a real-time search engine for dining deals, BiteHunter has several great features. Obviously, it allows you to locate restaurants nearby that are currently offering daily deals, discounts, happy hours, lunch and dinner specials and more. It gives you access to more than 50,000 local dining deals around the U.S. You'll be glad to know that BiteHunter considers individual deals transmitted through Twitter by restaurants. This is in combination with daily deals posted on group deal sites including Groupon, LivingSocial and others.
The first time you fire up the app, you'll be given an option to display deals on a map or by list. The app also classifies deals by type such as by percentage discount, by the actual amount of discount, by happy hour or fixed price menu.
The app also has a robust search engine service that lets you search for specific restaurants, cuisine, neighborhood or type of deal. Search results are pretty accurate too.
Another nice feature of the app that you will surely like is the fact that once you've found a specific deal, you can display it together with other related deals so you can easily check out those deals and verify whether the main search result is really better than the related results. The search results page for specific deals also includes reviews from multiple sources, a menu and a table reservation option. You'll also appreciate the star-rating scheme employed by the app which is displayed on the search results page. This allows you to quickly find out whether you should bother checking out the deal and read reviews for it - or simply ignore the deal.
Of course, like other location-based apps, the app takes note of your current location and gives you search results for deals on restaurants nearby. The app also lets you share deals you find with your friends and family through Facebook and Twitter. This feature is, of course, customary to most iPhone apps of this type so it's really not surprising to have it.