Food Ordering Features Now Available in Google's Mobile Apps

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    Google has incorporated food ordering features into its mobile apps, allowing iOS and Android users to order food directly from a range of companies without having to install an additional app or visit a website.

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    The functionality is available across U.S. cities in Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Assistant apps, and works through partnerships with existing delivery companies including DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery, Slice, and ChowNow.

    In Google Search and Google Maps, there's a new "Order Online" button that appears when users search for a supported restaurant. Pressing the button lets you choose between pickup and delivery, and then select available food from the menu.

    The feature works similarly in Google Assistant, which also supports reordering past selections. Users ask Google to order food from a specific restaurant, then they can choose a delivery service before selecting and paying for their order, all through the Google interface.

    In addition to the partnerships mentioned above, Google plans to add support for Suppler and others in the future. As The Verge notes, major delivery services like Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Grubhub, and Just Eat are currently not supported.

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  2. Bswails macrumors regular

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    I’ve decided..for now lol to go with apple for mobile and google for the home. I’m really hoping that apple has some truly amazing stuff to show with Siri this year.
     
  3. Villarrealadrian macrumors member

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    I think siri has a great potential but there has to be a way for we the people to be able to train it with simple comands, i think that if siri could bring you food, that would be great, but as of right now i wouldnt even ask for directions
     
  4. JagdTiger macrumors 6502

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    Even red lobster delivers on seamless now, depending on area.
     
  5. TeamPixel macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't hold your breath, Siri is to far behind the competition.
     
  6. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

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    This is an interesting step for Google. Down the road, when they've got the driverless vehicles figured out (Waymo) and made them delivery vehicles they can just cut out these delivery companies without the users even knowing - rather Amazonian in process.
     
  7. Xirian macrumors member

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    I had Google home minis in every room and had to return them because they would reply in the wrong room (and the way my apartment is set up there's no way the one in my mom's room heard me from my bedroom).

    I switched to echo dots and one echo and besides the occasional outage where Alexa turns into an idiot I'm happier with Alexa.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Similar story here. Have a house full of dots/shows/fire cube. The right device always picks up my voice
     
  9. Ronald Schoedel macrumors newbie

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    This is absolutely their end game. Just as Uber and Lyft want to eliminate drivers. But lots of baby steps and before you know it, a decade later you’ve got a huge leap.
     
  10. Zachari macrumors regular

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    I’m in the same boat. Unfortunately I’ve been waiting for way to long to trust that Apple will get their **** together in regards to Siri.
     
  11. burgman macrumors 68000

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    I wish Apple could find a method to offer Siri with options for privacy that would allow functionality like Google assistant for those who want to stay in Apple eco system, like me, while also allowing being locked down for those who want it. You know, give the customer choices.
     

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