Food delivery apps are the software that allows restaurant businesses to accept and manage orders placed over the internet by their hunger ridden customers. Through these applications customers from home, offices, schools, colleges and hostels etc. can order their food online through internet connectivity. Food delivery apps allow customers to watch their favorite food items and dishes, and select them at an affordable price. Food delivery platforms are an easy way to improve the customer experience thanks to a simple ordering process and speedy delivery of your quality food to their doorsteps.

LAUNCHING FOOD DELIVERY APPS

Nowadays competition and awareness are keys to success. If a person is aware of the surroundings in which he wants to launch the app he will be earning twice as compared to the person not being known to the specific region.

Most of the international food Mafia is ruling the online food market because of the fact that they know the needs and interests of a region. The very basic step in launching a food delivery app is to watch or keep an eye on the Food delivery Industry for Hot trends…social media is a big platform to watchdog, collect the data.

The very first company that received orders online was Domino’s Pizza. The customers have to tweet a pizza emoji to the Domino’s Pizza Twitter account. And he will be delivered a pizza on his doorstep.

But nowadays the technology has evolved and virtual assistants are providing service in most of the online apps.

Smartwatches are getting the capability of placing orders online like Domino’s Pizza was the pioneer in launching applications to smartwatches for the first time. it was feasible for the users to place their order online. Everyday new users are coming to the digital market by the end of August 2019, more than 38 million smartwatches were sold-out globally. This new interface allows the company to get more money and provide a good service for all.

The second Step is to choose a food delivery Model. There are two main food delivery models present in the market right now: Order-Only Model Order and delivery Model.

Order-Only Model Order:

  • In this type of order the company is only responsible for the order placement and management of the order. These platforms charge restaurants up to 30% of order value, made via their platform. These days more and more people are getting entry into this market because of its convenience. With this type of business model you do not have to worry about cooking and delivery.
  • Some of the famous companies are FOODPANDA, DELIVERY.COM, EAT24, JUSTEAT.

Order and Delivery Model:

In some cases, such businesses cooperate with courier services, connected by an app. They get around 20% to 30% commission from restaurants and also the delivery fee as well but mostly this day’s delivery is free in short range areas. For this task one should have to hire and train carriers, etc. This has increased the amount of management works which may impact business scaling.

This is more profitable than the other one but it requires a great deal of time to get familiar with the customers once you receive the order so this business is sticking.

Some of the famous companies doing this are DELIVEROO, DOORDASH AND UBEREATS.

One has to research the target consumer like he has to know the income, their gender, nationality, age and all the demographics or social characteristics. The investor has to know how the customers spend their free time and so on. This is the world of data science and user data is more expensive than goods.

Google keeps an eye on their users who are interested in the matter, which is a catch point for selling showing aids based on the user experience, also applications like Facebook collects data at which time a person is in hunger, sensor all his chats and Instagram following to collect the data.

When you get to know your customers very well because they will be using your application, it will ultimately improve their productivity.

One has to choose the main features of other food delivery applications like FOODPANDA/UberEats or other. 

The main features are

o Registration and login

o Search for favorite food

o Order placing of food

o Order checkout

o Payment method

o Notifications

o Order tracing

o Reviews and ratings

o The user logins through email or other social media platform the customer selects the food item, and then he places an order he can check out his order in real time through GPS. Payment methods depend upon the application developer some companies get paid through online billing or cash on delivery methods.

o The customer can be notified via cellular network as well when he gets the meal now he can suggest it or not based on user review in the application.

o The food delivery application can be developed through the following technology stack for an application like Uber.

Restaurant listing

➢ Grubhub Application Programming Interface

➢ FourSquare Application Programming Interface

Payment gateway

➢ Square Application Programming Interface

➢ Braintree

➢ Stripe

➢ PayPal

Find user Location

➢ Core Location Framework

➢ Google Places Application Programming Interface

➢ Google Maps

Push notifications

➢ Amazon SNS

➢ Urban Airship

➢ Firebase Cloud Messaging etc.

The cost of this kind of mobile application consists of many elements simply the amount of platforms, feature list, how many integrations, and so on.

The mobile application development team will come up with a definite application estimation only after the first phase.

The first (inception) phase is you and your development team fancy building a solid foundation for app development. This stage includes several components, such as:

 

Functional specification

UX/UI design

Visual prototypes.

 

Conclusion:    

 

Food delivery apps are serving the purpose of an easy way out through which customers can order food in just one go and can attain all the services provided by the food delivery apps in the application provided by them. 

 

 Food delivery app not only helps the customers to gain all the benefits out of it but also help them to be a part of quick and easy methods.