The Rise of On-Demand Mobile Apps Development in 2020
When we talk about online business or online enterprises, we are generally not aware of the profits that these businesses are making in the gross or net amounts. But since the pandemic has begun- the entrepreneurs are looking forward to investing their money in on-demand delivery mobile apps. Indeed, 2020 is the year that has shown us the rise of on-demand mobile apps development. If you are looking to invest your funds in the right business segment than the on-demand delivery business is one of the best business segments.
What are the on-demand mobile apps?
The mobile applications that deliver products or service to the customer by accepting orders and appointments online are called as on-demand mobile apps. These applications are basically designed to synch the entire delivery process with ease from customer order, order receipt to order delivery.
Amazon, eBay, BigBasket, Flipkart, FirstCry, Practo, 1Mg, MedCart, Grofers, Zomato, Swiggy, Uber, Ola, etc. are few of the most popular on-demand mobile applications that we are acknowledged with.
How to build an online on-demand delivery application?
When you finally decide to start your own on-demand delivery business, the very first thing that you will require to kickstart your operations is the on-demand mobile app development. In order to develop your on-demand delivery app, you will have to be first clear about the market segment that you wish to target with your delivery application such as food, grocery, medicine, laundry, fuel, liquor, etc.
#1 Types of On-demand delivery apps
There are many types of on-demand delivery apps available in the market. Depending on the delivery business, the app is developed by mobile app development companies. Here is the list of various on-demand delivery apps that are prominent in the market.
- On-demand grocery delivery app
- On-demand food delivery app
- On-demand medicine delivery app
- On-demand liquor delivery app
- On-demand fuel delivery app
- On-demand laundry delivery app
- On-demand cake and flower delivery app
- On-demand taxi booking app
- On-demand doctor appointment booking app
- On-demand doctor consultation app
- On-demand beauty salon app
As you can refer to the above list, the on-demand delivery business is quite broad. It would help if you had your plans with a particular business segment to launch your on-demand delivery application. So, once your niche is exact and specified, the on-demand mobile app is developed focusing on the elements that are required from the business point of view.
#2 Features of On-demand mobile apps
So, once you decide the type of on-demand mobile application that needs to be developed, the features and elements can be designed and discussed further. Let us take the most trending grocery delivery application example to help you understand the features and elements. Note: the features and elements are almost the same in every application except the taxi booking, beauty salon booking and doctor booking apps. If it is about products like food, medicine, liquor, grocery, flower, and cake- the on-demand delivery app consists of similar features.
#1 Customer Application
The customer app is the leading app and needs to be designed precisely because customer application engagement part is incredibly important from a sales point of view. While you are designing the customer app, you must not overlook the UI part. User Interface must be designed in a way that customer feels attracted to use the app and scroll more during the app session time.
The main features of the customer app are profile management, add and edit an address, delete an address, shopping cart, browse items and categories, utilise coupon codes, payment methods, filter search, real-time order tracking, reviews and ratings, track order history, etc.
#2 Store Owner App
The store owner app needs to be designed with particular features or elements for helping the on-demand delivery business run smoothly and efficiently. The mobile app development companies must consider the following salient features while creating the same.
On-demand mobile app features for Store owner include: Availability toggle of items and products, mention out of stock items, accept order receipt, order execution status update, add offers and combos, add and manage products and categories, add payment methods, add festive information and banners, etc.
#3 Driver App
Last but not least, the driver app also plays a crucial role in synching the entire delivery process. For creating on-demand mobile apps like driver app for grocery or food delivery business, the following features matter the most: Driver job history, availability toggle, order status update, job earnings report, etc.
The rise of on-demand mobile apps in 2020
The concept of on-demand delivery apps is quite old and appreciated. The developed countries are using on-demand app services for more than a decade now. In fact, in countries like India, we are already utilising the services like on-demand food delivery Zomato app for about a decade. The rise of the on-demand app is because of two significant reasons- ease of shopping or buying or ordering online without visiting the place that saves both time and fuel. The second primary reason for shopping or ordering online after the pandemic is safety. Anyone feels 100% safe to order online and enjoy their favourite products rather than moving out amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Below image shows the potential to start your food delivery business by investing in the food delivery mobile app development. Source: Appinventiv
The rise of on-demand mobile apps is quite apparent and evident after the pandemic experience. If you are looking to start a new online business and are looking forward to developing a mobile app with the top mobile development agency, then you must scroll our services. We offer quality and robust mobile app development services for launching your online business in 2020.
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