If you do not like cooking and just cannot be bothered with finding out and dialling to a restaurant that may be near you, or you would simply like to explore a restaurant in the new place that you have just moved to, or if you would like to have a healthy discount on your food, then FoodPanda is an application that you definitely must give a shot to.
The application is available both for Android as well as iOS and Windows Phone, and makes sure that there is no way you could miss out on the awesomeness of the Panda if you would like to order your meal to your doorstep smartly. In the digital age, the faster things move the happier we are and this is exactly what FoodPanda does. The application reduces away all the pain of making a call to the restaurant, dictating the menu, the address and the fire fighting with the delivery boy for change, by ensuring all of this is taken care of over the application directly.
FoodPanda currently connects over 400 restaurants in the most popular cities of the country. You can order pretty much every cuisine that you may wish to from the application and in case you are not most confident with making payments through net banking or your debit or credit cards, you can always choose the option of cash on delivery.
We have been diligent users of Foodpanda app and found that it has one of the better integrations of payment gateways, where transactions in our experience never were an issue. You can also save your card details for quicker experience.
As for the restaurants, you are presented a list of them with their menus as well as the rating given by the users for you to make up your mind if you wish to order from the place. Placing the order is pretty simple as you simply have to pick up from the menu and select the portion, send in your address, post which you will be charged and a text message will be sent to you for a quick confirmation of your order. You may receive a phone call from the restaurant too on some occasions to confirm the order.
If you are using the FoodPanda application, make sure you look out for your healthy discount coupons as we found several of them available online, making sure we got a decent sum off on our dinners.
While the UI and the UX of the application is really good, we feel that it really lacked the use of an extra bit of security. Any application which may require you to save credit card details, must have a password protection or maybe even use the Touch ID on the iPhone. None of this happened and we also experienced far too many push notifications from the application, to the point, we had to turn that feature off. Other than that, the procedure to sign up for a new account and completing the process right from discovering the food joint to ordering, to the delivery of food was super fast and hassle free.