Urbanspoon comes to BlackBerry

Hungry? Restaurant-recommendation company Urbanspoon has rolled out a BlackBerry application. It joins the company's iPhone application, which has proved rather popular on Apple's handsets.

The app detects your location and allows users to select a type of food and a price range, before giving a one-armed bandit "spin" to pick a suitable restaurant that matches your selections. BlackBerry handsets equipped with an accelerometer can be shaken to spin the wheels.

Ethan Lowry, co-founder of the company, told TechCrunch that Urbanspoon worked with Xtreme Labs to create its app, adding: "It's one of the snazziest BlackBerry apps there is". Android is apparently the next target for the company, and Windows Mobile and webOS were mentioned as on the horizon but still some way away.

The app is free, and available to download now.