California's OpenTable to shut down newly-acquired restaurant app Ness

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Mar 22, 2014 10:47 AM EDT

After being acquired by OpenTable in February, personalized restaurant recommendation app Ness will cease operating in April, according to TechCrunch.

OpenTable bought Ness last month in a $17.3-million deal. This is part of an acquisition spree that also snapped up Quickcue, Foodspotting, and JustChalo. The California-based online reservation service plans to integrate the recommendation features of Ness into its apps, the report detailed.

According to App Advice, Ness Computing released an announcement that the shutdown will take effect on Monday, April 21.

Ness also said the data of its users will not just disappear. They can still ask for their Ness ratings and review and the company will act on their requests. The data will be sent to them via email as soon as possible, the report explained.

The Ness app was launched in the App Store in 2011. In 2012, it was given the title Editor's Choice and was ranked among the year's best apps, the report added.

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