Web And App Development

The Do’s And Don’ts of Building a Reliable and Functional Food Ordering App

Remember the times when ordering food from outside meant sending a member of the group to the nearest ‘family restaurant’ and waiting in queue for long hours before you could get hold of the ordered food? No? Well, neither do many of the millennials!The popularity of food ordering apps has only increased in recent times, yet the convenience created by these apps has completely wiped out the memory of times when laziness was not really a luxury bestowed upon people on weekends!

The huge success of food apps has motivated the entry of competitors in the market and this has created a huge buzz around the question of what all it takes to develop a successful food ordering app. If you are planning to hire a Mobile App Development Company for developing a similar app, feel free to discuss some relevant dos and don’ts.

Testing the platforms for your business model Before jumping on to the conclusions, you must do your homework earnestly. The development of a food ordering app can be done at two levels- the aggregator model and the food delivery platform model.While the aggregator model is suited for start-ups with a substantial investment and basically serves as a link between the restaurant and its customers. Apps based on this model only convey the information about the placement of the order to the restaurant and then the delivery service of the restaurant is responsible for the timely delivery of the order to the customers.Coming to the food delivery platforms, well they found in large numbers as these require little investment and cover masses. A food delivery model is based on creating and offering logistics support so that small ventures and food joints can also ensure home delivery of their food.

Local testing A food app requires a decent amount of investment and even if you have succeeded in raising the required funds in the initial period, you cannot risk the entire amount by making a wrong investment decision.Testing the efficacy of the app becomes quite important as it allows you to make certain changes and improvements accordingly. Take the example of the famous Indian food delivery app Zomato which began its operations in one of the cities of Delhi and gradually spread to other metro cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru etc.

Success lies in the details Reading in between the lines becomes extremely essential when it comes to launching an app on a large scale. Before launching an app, perform extensive market research to find out what kind of food delivery app you would want. You can choose to deliver from your own restaurants like pizza hut and dominoes or can go for a platform interface like Foodpanda or would want to create a niche of your own.Thereafter, you can match the feasibility of app development with the available resources and can choose to hire an android, windows or ios Development Company.
So, get ready to travel through your customer’s hearts through their stomachs!

By Sandeep Chauhan

Sandeep Chauhan is a Software Developer at plancoders. He loves to build beautiful Mobile Apps, and Websites.

In the past, he has worked in companies like OpenText, Intel, CenturyLink, and Walmart Labs.

He is the founding CTO of Dealsite (prev WorkingGroupLink), GoPetie, and HRaspirin. Sandeep created the first version of (prev Docademic), and helped develop ScaleLab product.

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