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Google launches Areo to rival Zomato, foodpanda, UrbanClap and befikr.in

Google has launched a new food delivery and local services app called Oreo to rival the likes of Zomato, foodpanda, Swiggy, UrbanClap among others.

tech Updated: Apr 13, 2017 12:09 IST
Anirban Ghoshal
Google Areo

Areo, Google’s new food delivery services app, is already available in the app store for download and can be accessed only in Mumbai and Bengaluru now.(Google)

Google has launched a new food delivery and local services app named Areo in India first to rival the likes of UberEATS, Zomato, foodpanda, Swiggy, UrbanClap and befikr.in among others.

Areo, which is currently live for Bengaluru and Mumbai and only on Android for now, lets users search for local restaurants and businesses like electricians, plumbers, and painters, and schedule their deliveries or appointments through the app. It also provides customer reviews of the available companies and eateries.

Reportedly, Google is yet to set any timeframe for the app’s global release but we can expect the app to move to other metro cities soon.

This is not Google’s first attempt to get into food delivery services. Earlier, the company had launched a service under which users could directly book a restaurant or order food from it from Google Search on a browser or app under the nearby section.

However, if Google rapidly expands the service and integrates it with Search and throws it up as the first option instead of Zomato or foodpanda, rivals will have a hard time keeping up.