UK based, Just Eat Group, which offers online food ordering and table reservation services has bought Meal2Go to improve its electronic point of sale (EPOS) technology. This deal will allow Justeat to offer a central system for managing orders to around 36,000 restaurants signed up to its online ordering service. Both, Justeat and Meal2Go enable customers to order from local providers such as takeaway outlets serving Indian and Chinese food.
Justeat, the London-based Company, founded in 2001, has received more than 100 Mn orders since its launch and generates 700 Mn pounds in annual revenue for the restaurant industry. The company is backed by ventures like Vitruvian Partners, Index Ventures, Greylock partners and Redpoint Ventures and is expected to go for an initial public offering by April or May which will value the company between 700 and 900 Mn pounds.
Justeat’s Indian unit currently has over 2,500 restaurants on board, 52 cuisines and 3 lakh dishes to choose from. Recently, we caught up with its CEO Ritesh Dwivedy to understand the status of online food ordering in India, how Justeat grew and future aspects of the company.
JustRechargeIt has launched its online bus booking platform with ticket inventory from over 1500 operators and 15000 routes. Its customers can book bus tickets by visiting the JustRechargeIt.com/Bus. The booking platform gives results on factors like presence of seats, accessibility, operators, bus type, features and others.
JustRechargeIt Bus services is powered by Abhibus, an online bus ticketing company that facilitates online booking of bus tickets to travelers all over India. Customers can book buses of their choice and make payment by using 80+ payment options; credit/debit/cash card and net banking.
Google has recently launched indoor maps in India that will help users browse through and locate specific locations inside venues like malls and museums. The company has said that the Google Maps on Android, iOS and personal computers will now be able to access the floor plans of 75 places in 22 Indian cities.