Each year people are eating out less. This is primarily due to the fact that people can now get good food delivered directly to their doorsteps. Whether they’re looking for a New York style pizza, a gourmet burger, a medium-rare steak, or a a fancy Italian linguine dish, food delivery apps are bringing fine cuisine directly to people’s homes.
What Can You Learn From Developing a Food Delivery App?
If you’re a foodie with a business idea and have some coding skills, then you should attempt to develop a food delivery app. It’s a fun and intuitive project that will teach you a lot about app development, how to monetize an app, and maybe you’ll even make some money off of it!
During your development process, you’ll face quite a few challenges, that will push you to learn new skills and overcome personal barriers that you’ve never face before. When you’re finally finished, you’ll have an app that you can really be proud of.
Are There Different Types of Food Delivery Apps?
We’re glad you asked. If you’re going to develop a food delivery app, then you need to decide which business model that you want to adopt: aggregate or new delivery service.
Here are the main differences between the two.
An aggregate delivery app interacts directly with the restaurant. In this style of application, users can peruse through various restaurants or a certain restaurant group (depending on how many partners you have), look at menus, and view any current specials.
Then, they can place their order through the app.
This order gets transmitted directly to the restaurant where they handle the delivery. If you choose to develop a food delivery app in the aggregate style, then you’ll only be able to interact and do business with restaurants who already have a delivery system in progress.
A new delivery service is similar to that of an aggregate food delivery app, but the restaurant doesn’t have to handle deliveries. Your business will function as a kind of third party delivery service.
Your users will be able to look at menus of restaurants that you’re partnered with and place an order. A copy of the order will be passed to you and the restaurant, then you will be responsible for dispatching a driver to handle resources.
What Type of Food Delivery App Should I Develop?
Now that you know the two major types, you should figure out a game plan. You will obviously need to start by talking to some local restaurant owners and seeing if they would be willing to participate. Without any clients to work with, your app won’t go very far.
Assuming that you’re able to get the support that you need, the actual coding will be very similar. You’ll want to create an easy-to-use interface, allow users to search through restaurants, view menus and specials, place their orders and pay for them.
The most important thing to remember is that your users are probably hungry, and hungry people aren’t known for being very patient. With this in mind, you’ll want to develop a food delivery app that allows people to get the food they want far quicker than they would ever be able to themselves.