Zomato, Burrp, Etable and Gawbl – there are no dearth of platforms that help us to discover and explore restaurants and places to eat, however, we miss several offers while we wine and dine as most of them go unnoticed. To help users not to miss a single offer, Mumbai based Citypal has launched mobile apps that helps users save money every time they wine and dine out.
Presently live in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, using Citypal you can simply check in to a restaurant/bar and get to know of all the offers going on there (credit card, group buying, deal companies, exclusive tie ups, restaurants offers and others).
To keep the entire process engaging, the company has built a social network around it, so that users can see which restaurants their friends are visiting and their favorite cuisine. The Mumbai based company has launched apps for both the iPhone and Android phones and has witnessed an encouraging number of app downloads and engagement in Mumbai. “We have over 1,200 users for Mumbai Itself. Just last week we entered Delhi, Bangalore and Pune and have our fingers crossed,” said Pavan Hemdev, CEO and cofounder, Citypal.
Restaurants, bar or pubs can post their events and discount details to attract more foodies and people who drink out from their city. Importantly, Citypal sends notifications about specific discounts or happy hours to all its consumers in the radius of 2 km of the discount offering restaurant or pub. So far, the company has cracked partnership with two credit card companies and three deal aggregators for managing offers extended by them on Citypal’s platform.
At present Citypal boasts about about 3,000 offers, events and experiences listed in every city. It is often difficult to remember which restaurant offers how much discount on which credit card. So Citypal reminds you of these offers and discounts when you are already at the restaurant so that you enjoy the benefits always.
Besides apps for smartphones, Citypal is also analyzing the feasibility of doing the same for feature phones too. Launched by Pavan and Raunaq Hemdev, Citypal also plans to release loyalty cards and a vendor dashboard.
So far, the venture is being bootstrapped by the founders, however, it is looking to raise funds so that it can launch in other cities and hire more employees. Apart from India, the company is also planning to launch its apps in the international market.