Released August 2011
We listened to your feedback, and have made the following additions and changes to the product. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the discussion section below!
Custom pages: add button(s) to your main navigation freely
There is a new section in the Pocket Diner Control Panel called “Custom pages”. Here you can add your own content pages, or links to pages not maintained in Pocket Diner, and buttons to the new items will be added to the main navigation on your Pocket Diner website start page. See the full documentation here.
Why is this good: you can now extend the content in your mobile website freely, adding any information, or links to other websites, that you like.
Example 1: if you are a restaurant in a hotel, and your web page actually is a sub page in the main hotel website, you can now add the Pocket Diner activation script only to the restaurant web page and link back to the main hotel website from your Pocket diner site.
Example 2: if you are running a promotion with someone else, or have events information on a different website, you can now add a button to your Pocket Diner website linking the visitor to that website.
Booking flow amended: extended support for Livebookings
The booking pages in your Pocket Diner mobile website now fully supports what is called “session messages” and “return times” as defined in your Livebookings restaurant reservation system.
Why is this good: more information to the diner makes them feel more comfortable about the reservation process.
Disable “near you” search form
Some Pocket Diner customers have more than one restaurant, but they are actually located in the same physical venue! When this happens, it doesn’t make sense to have the search function saying “show the restaurant closest to me”… So we have now made sure that if you fall into this category of Pocket Diner customers you can disable the “near you” search function in your Pocket Diner Control Panel.
Why is this good: this makes the Pocket Diner locations list and search experience make more sense for the visitors.
We hope you find this update useful! More good stuff to come, and if you have any suggestions or ideas, please send them to us!