The concept of marketplaces is not new, but with the increase in the use of smartphones and the internet, it has gained more popularity. A marketplace is a platform that gives an easy medium to connect job seekers with employers, customers with service providers, buyers with sellers, etc. So the question arises what benefits do marketplaces get in providing the trade between the two ends? There are several ways from which marketplaces get benefits like they can earn a lot of money with website ads, they can get good traffic on their website, and they can always ask for a cut whenever a trade took place on their platform. On-demand grocery delivery apps are one of the fast-paced marketplaces.
Grocery Delivery App Market Growth in the US
Many grocery mobile apps like Grofers, Instacart, and BigBasket are exploring this business and undoubtedly the future of grocery delivery mobile apps will continue to blossom in the future. Many iOS and Android mobile app development companies in the USA have designed apps using the same concept.
Important Points while Designing On-Demand Grocery Delivery App:
For quick availability and delivery of ordered products, you must depend on local suppliers and service providers. For a successful grocery delivery app, it is important to have a contact/agreement with a number of grocery store owners in every locality where you offer your services. The Android or iOS app development company can ask suppliers for a discount on the selling price or commission over the bill amount. Moreover, while designing an app, you have to search for a local delivery agency which will deliver the products to the delivery address. They charge a fixed amount for each delivery or can ask for a percentage of the bill amount. You can also ask iOS app developers to include delivery charges in the bill to cover charges agency’s charges.
Common Features that Your Grocery Delivery App should have:
While most iOS and Android mobile app development companies are aware of the common features that an ideal app should have, but there are few features that are complex to define in on-demand grocery apps.
Like any other on-demand app, the users of the grocery delivery app have to specify how the delivery agent can follow them, followed by where to deliver. For any app to recognize the user who placed an order for groceries and to contact him/her at any point of time during delivery, the app must have following screens and features:
- Sign up
- Sign in
- Forgot Password
- Facebook Login
- User Profile
- Edit Profile
- Option to verify the phone number and email address
The other set of features required to develop an effective android or iOS app includes the following:
- Product Search
- Order Menu
- Search Suggestions
- Search Filters
- Shopping Cart
- Quantity counter
- Payment Gateway
- Discount Coupon
At the time of Android mobile app development, you should collect the following information to get an idea about the location where the ordered product needs to be delivered:
- Customer’s location
- Option to search address
- Pin address on the map
- Set favorite addresses
Another important element that Android and iOS app developers should include in the app is when the user wants the delivery by giving the following options:
- Express Delivery
- Pick Time Slot
- Contact delivery person
- Track delivery person
Types of Grocery Apps on the Market
If you are hiring an Android or iOS app development company to build an on-demand grocery delivery app, you have multiple options to choose from. Most of the grocery delivery app available in the market belongs to one of the following categories:
A marketplace is very much similar to a normal grocery store aggregation platform; the only difference is that they have their own team of delivery boys to supply ordered groceries to the users’ homes.
In independent store app, the grocery owner creates their personal app and carry out all functions on its own, including keeping an updated menu, maintaining the app, delivering the order, collecting money, etc.
This type of grocery delivery apps simply lists nearby stores and facilitate users to choose the nearby stores to make an order. Using the online menu, users can order whatever they want in any quantity. The app places an order to selected store and waits for the confirmation from the store. Once the ordered is confirmed, a user can track their order using the tracking feature on the app.
The popular grocery chains such as Walmart tend to have their own on-demand mobility solution that is same as an individual store at micro-level operations.
Developing an on-demand grocery delivery app comes with certain risk, but has their numerous advantages. By keeping the benefits and limitations of all categories (marketplace, independent store, aggregator and grocery chain), you can choose which type of app you want to develop.
Food Apps are crucially one of the most important applications that any food lover will have in their devices. There are millions and millions of the foodies who just have initiated food in their lifestyle. So, it is an excellent time to create android app along with the iOS for attracting more of foodies on your food counter.
In this digital era, there are end numbers of useful apps that are fully dedicated to food. Right from checking up the recipes, to watching the one who cooks to ordering the food online, there are various food delivery apps for every food lover.
Let’s see the top rated apps that every foodie must install in their smartphones.
Faso’s is one of the best apps with delicious and freshly cooked up meals that delivered directly to customers’ doorstep. The user interface is very simple, and it enables you to choose the favorite food item from the vast range of options from salads and wraps to non-veg stuff, and fresh ingredients are used to make all food items.
1. Real-time tracking of orders.
2. Simple payment interface for fast placing the order.
3. Earn credits through app referrals
2. Foodpanda :
It is one of the largest food-based delivery apps with serving in more than 50 countries along with more than 15000 restaurants options, Foodpanda has lots of variety of food stuff offering to customers tables like Chinese, Thai, continental and Mexican etc.
1. Select the best restaurants near you.
2. vast cuisines options
3. Live access to status updates for tracking the food orders.
3. Zomato :
Find the best and nearest greasy spoons either to eat and order in the form. Go through the photos, customer reviews ratings and menus to decide what you are looking to eat for your next meal. The app can be accessed in UAE, India and the Philippines.
1. Easy searchings for pubs, cafes, restaurants by location and cuisine.
2. Use advance filters for finding the restaurants.
3. View menus, user reviews and restaurants through images.
4.Food Science and Nutrition Technology:
This is one of the best apps for any foodie. This app solve almost all interesting questions and queries based on various fields of food therapeutic, diets and food microbiology.
1. An end user can explore various branches of food science.
2. A user can put something together if they find anything missing.
Yelp works in 130million restaurant across the globe, so it is considered as one of the largest and most preferred food apps for food lovers. No matter you are new to the city, then yelp can suggest you for finding the right places from breakfast to dinner.
1. Find the nearest and top-reviewed restaurants easily.
2. Booking of a table as per your desire.
3. Best Deals and discounts on food and drinks
Select, share and store best cooking recipes with cork pad. This app has 5,000 easy homemade food stuff recipes from the UK along with 120000 English language recipes. Moreover, you can also meet the people who are cooking lovers and can share innovative and new ideas to cook.
1. Easy access by bookmarking the recipes.
2. Meet the other cooks by joining the cookpad community
3. Search recipes through ingredients or title.
Swiggy serves best when it comes to ordering food and beverages from your desired restaurants. They deliver the food from nearby local joints, food cafes along with 5-star restaurants having no minimum order restrictions.
1. Live tracking of the food delivery through swiggy and restaurants.
2. End number of payment option available
8. Uber Eats :
Uber Eats stands tall among the crowd when it comes to food delivery. It gives efficient options to search out the nearby restaurants, specific dish or cuisine to order the same. This app is currently working in various countries across the globe.
Various iOS developers feels that the uber eats is a benchmark when it comes to develop a food delivery app.
1. Pay from the existing user account of uber
2. Real-time tracking the order
3. Order from anywhere no matter how far or near the customer is
9. Food Quiz :
Food Quiz is a robust food quiz app having more than 7000 items. This app has the vast collection of food items across the globe that allows the end user to explore various food stuff from different regions. The best thing about the app is, it can be synced with social media site like facebook so that end user can open the app from the desktop too.
1. Almost 400 packs of food differentiated in 25 countries
2. An app can be used and viewed in 8 different languages
10. Yummly recipes :
It is a smart cooking book that avail customization help in every single way. Right from recipe recommendations to quick cooking videos, the Yummly app has almost everything that a foodie requires to enhance their chef skills.
1. 2million+ recipes search
2. The end user gets personalized recommendations as per taste and nutrition preferences.
3. Get the option to save, collect and organize the desired recipes.
11. Eatigo :
Eatigo is table booking app for the restaurants that avail time-based offers and deals in more than 4000 restaurants. Eatigo is free of cost app with no hidden costs or payments.
1. No requirement of pre-payment
2. Grab the best discounts and deals as per your location and choice of restaurants.
3. Book your table for 3easy steps- Browse, choose and select the time and date.
Wrapping up :
When it is the matter of food, the various people can’t use web browser for finding their favorite recipes or restaurants. Well, in this digital era they look for the app which can settle their needs. So, it is high time for the food based firms for mobile app development to stay competitive in the market. We at Panacea InfoTech, have experienced developers who have experienced in delivery the apps as per your business requirement.
The developers have now been informed the all the new applications caved in the App Store from April 2018 must support the iPhone X’s Super Retina display. So, the developers of new iPhone app must make sure that they adhere to the snick and appear perfect on the 5.8-inch OLED screen.