Booky: An offline app for Filipino foodie searches
Booky has been quietly gaining traction as a service that provides users with the information they need to make calculated answers to the question, "Where are we going to eat?"
With or without Internet connectivity, Booky makes the task of finding the perfect place to dine in a lot easier.
Coming in at file sizes of around 55MB on iOS and 29MB on Android, Booky requires an Internet connection to get started, but actually thrives even when you aren't connected.
The app is frontloaded with locations for over 15,000 Philippine restaurants and the menus for 9,000 of them. Along with the ability to save favorite restaurants to a list, the app also allows users to try out Booky Prime – the app's SMS-based restaurant booking app.
Booky Prime – as well as the Booky Prime free trial – lets app users reserve seats at specific Prime-supported restaurants in advance.
Booky Prime is a subscription-based service (at around $4 or P199) that lets users not only reserve seating at restaurants, but also pick up discounts at these Booky Prime affiliated restaurants.
The Booky Prime system also doesn't require an Internet connection, as users send their reservations via SMS.
The app also supports navigation via Waze (if you have Internet connectivity), making it easier for users to find their way to the restaurants they want to visit if they've never been there before.
From tourists looking to find great places to eat at near their hotel to couples looking for the next great foodie adventure, Booky appears ready to cater to you.