The online food ordering market has increased in the U.S with 40 percent of U.S adults having ordered their food online once. The online food ordering market includes foods prepared by restaurants, prepared by independent people, and groceries being ordered online and then picked up or delivered.
The first online food ordering service, World Wide Waiter (now known as Waiter.com), was founded in 1995. The site originally serviced only northern California, later expanding to several additional cities in the United States.
Why are food delivery apps so successful? After all, it’s no secret that turning a profit in the restaurant industry is notoriously challenging.
The answer? Convenience.
Consumers are willing to pay extra for convenience, and if you simplify their lives, you can make money as a tech entrepreneur.
1. Planning Phase
Before launching an app, it is important to have a clear focus: what challenges does the mobile app solve, who is the target audience, what features to include, and so on.
2. design phase
On this phase, the design team comes up with the user interface and user experience, that is, the looks, feel, and navigation. The design is then carried over to mobile app developers.
3. development phase
This phase of the app development process flow involves creating a functional app from the existing design.
4. testing phase
When the development is finished, it is obligatory to test the application. QA engineers review the app to make sure it functions seamlessly and has no bugs.
5. app launch & maintenance
Every application requires continued maintenance and needs to be updated often to address the quickly changing customer demands. So, this phase simply marks the beginning of another development cycle.
Cost & Time Estimate
$10,000 TO $150,000
3 TO 12 MONTHS
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