The app was also recently updated with some Windows Phone 8 only functionality, including integration with Nokia Drive (directions to restaurants), Live Tile support (shows nearest restaurant), lockscreen integration, the ability share a restaurants details, and quick access to a restaurants listing by tapping the Michelin sticker at restaurants venues.
The last two of these new features are enabled by NFC. Michelin, working in partnership with Nokia has distributed a new set of Michelin signs / panels, that have an embedded NFC chip, to participating restaurants. In addition to bringing up the data sheet for the restaurant in the Michelin app, the NHFC tags are also being used to promote special offers and related marketing campaigns
From the Windows Store listing:
Find all the establishments selected by Michel , from the finest restaurants to small neighbourhood eateries. There’s something for every taste and every budget! You can also share your experiences with our community of foodies by giving your opinion on restaurants.
- Restaurants search by name, by location, on the map or nearby
- Augmented reality
- Manage your favourite restaurants
- Share via email, Facebook and Twitter.
It's not completely clear from the text, but this guide is for Western European countries only, everywhere else in the world will have to hold on a little bit longer.
There is no trial available, so you'll have to rely on the screenshots and the Michelin reputation. Head over to the App Directory listing to pick up your copy.