Are you hungry? You’re thinking about making some food for yourself, right? But you now realize you don’t have the ingredients nor the time to do it. How about going to a restaurant? Nah, maybe you want to chill inside now. Don’t worry though, your phone has got your back, and that’s why more businesses decide to make a food delivery app nowadays.
Thanks to on-demand food delivery apps you can now enjoy your favourite dish without ever leaving the house. This new method of food delivery has exploded over the past few years, and for a good reason. Everybody benefits from it.
Restaurants don’t need to spend money on vehicles and employees that bring you the food anymore. These apps let pretty much anybody work when they’ve got a bit of spare time and want to make some side-cash. And you get to have your food anyway.
There are plenty of on-demand food delivery apps already, like FoodPanda or Uber Eats. However, many more will keep popping-up. So, with that being said, we are going to show you how to create one yourself. It might turn up to be easier than you think.
Choose your food delivery model
First off, you’ll have to figure out how the delivery will work. There are two different ways to run a food-delivery business. There’s the aggregator model and the logistics service type.
The first model has been around since the whole concept of a food delivery app came around. It basically serves as the middle man between the restaurant and the customer.
The user gets to browse a wide variety of restaurants through the app, select one of their liking, place the order and within a short amount of time the food is right at their doorstep. However, the app is only responsible for processing the order, the restaurant has to deal with bringing the food.
The second model is what we are all familiar with. It’s almost the same as the first one, but with one exception. This time around, the app is also responsible for the delivery itself. So it serves as a third-party deliverer for the restaurants.
Think of the features you are going to implement
In this side of app development, features play a crucial role. Things such as user registration and profile management are a must. Adding push notifications, multiple payment methods and letting users track their order might be a good idea too.
The main idea is to make the app as user friendly as possible and to find a way to differentiate it from other similar apps. This way, you’ll get to keep the users more engaged, therefore they’ll use your app more frequently.
Find a niche
As we’ve said before, there are plenty of food delivery apps you get to choose from. So you might want to make yours stand out a bit more. That’s why you need to find a niche market.
Think of what kind of customers you are going to cater to. People who enjoy fast-food more or the more picky ones? Are you going to cater more to vegetarians, or meat-lovers?
Once you’ve got that all figured out, your app is going to be slightly more distinguished and ready for launch.
Making a food delivery app is not as hard as you might have thought. However, due to the fierce competition taking place in this industry, you really need to think about how you are going to make the app stand out more.
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Biodun, thanks a bunch.
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Hey Biodun, Thank you so much for this blog after reading your article my confusion went away about creating a food ordering app. Keep posting.