Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the food delivery market has surpassed $25 billion in the US alone. With online food deliveries becoming a routine, food delivery platforms across the globe are engaged in a battle to gain a larger market share.
The rise of online food apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats, Just Eat, and Swiggy has also transformed traditional restaurant dine-ins into food delivery hubs. This is leading to a lot of local restaurants and micro food brands wanting to have their own food delivery app. Especially if one has a customer base then why pay the food delivery companies like Uber Eats a heft 20-25% of the bill amount in addition to the delivery fees.
For budding entrepreneurs or established food related businesses aspiring to get into the food delivery business, the fundamental question is–what is the overall cost of developing a food and beverage app?
Since there are no precise estimates, agencies are charging different rates depending on a number of geological, technical, and financial factors. We have prepared this blog to help you get all the answers to your how, why, and when for developing a food delivery app. So let’s dive into it!
A Food delivery app is a mobile interface with which clients can place an order from restaurants available in their location.
Since most people have little time to go to restaurants, food delivery apps act as a bridge between restaurant owners and customers, enabling seamless food ordering and delivery right at the doorsteps.
An online food delivery platform is not just a single app but four different apps that work in integration to ensure a seamless food delivery process.
The customer app is installed on the smartphone of your customers. The app needs to be user-friendly with important features to check out all the available restaurants and discount offers.
The restaurant owner also uses a web application that lets them manage delivery orders.
The delivery agent manages the pick-up and drop-off using this app.
The admin panel allows seamless integration and smooth functioning between the restaurant, delivery agents, and the end customer.
The basic features and functionalities of an admin panel are:
Choosing the right technology is important to create a successful app. For an on-demand delivery app, here is the tech stack you will require to go forward:
To create an accurate cost of developing food ordering App, parameters like features, functionalities, and platforms have to be considered.
The simple formula of getting a cost estimate is:
Total mobile app development cost = Total development hours x Developer’s hourly rate
With US-based developers, you may have to pay an hourly rate between $50 to $200, depending upon the expertise you require. While European and Asian developers charge anywhere between $20 to $80 an hour.
For a food and beverage delivery app development, it’s important to understand your target niche market, challenges you would face, and how would you resolve them.
A successful food delivery app should fit into a customer’s schedule, should be user-friendly, and work seamlessly for restaurant owners.
With NetworkON, you have the power to develop an app that synergizes with your capabilities and helps you achieve business growth and success. Our food delivery app development packages start from just $4k, while extra customizations and integrations are available at different rates. To learn more about NetworkON contact our experts here or mail us at email@example.com.
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