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Complete Guide for On-Demand Food Delivery App Development

By iGlobsyn Technologies|6th Jan 2020
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The new profitable start-up era has emerged in the 21st century and ‘Food Delivery’ start-ups have entered the market in full swing. Food Delivery Apps provide the doorstep delivery making it convenient for the customer to enjoy their favourite restaurant food at their home itself, this in itself is revolutionary as earlier only limited food chains provided this service. Some of the most famous food delivery apps like Zomato, Swiggy, etc. have made this possible.


Since this industry has a large customer base, people are considering joining this by making their own Food Delivery App. Some examples of popular food delivery mobile apps are – UberEats, Swiggy, Grabhub, Foodpanda, etc. In some cases, it is for their shops, restaurants, and hotels but most of the small-scale businesses don’t go for this option mainly due to limited monopoly to spend. So, here in this article, we will discuss the cost of making such food delivery apps.


We will be starting with the components of these apps.


Components of Online Food Ordering App Development–

Any development is successful only when the components making it are working in proper order and function as one. Components of on-demand food delivery app are –


  • Customer Side
  • Restaurant Side
  • Delivery Side 
  • Admin Side 


Working with the components in proper order is important for the company to turn into a profit-making company. 


The customer side includes the screen containing the list of restaurants to choose from, the menu of those restaurants, the location of these restaurants, and their specialty. 


The delivery side includes the information of the restaurant from where the order is to be picked up and the location of the customer to where the order is to be delivered. Once the order is delivered the order tracker should show the order as delivered and show the ones which are pending.


The restaurant side of the app is the most important component, if the restaurant declines to take the order, the customer will receive notification from the app. They also show the timings of the restaurants.


The admin side is the master controller which makes sure that the other three components are working properly without any disorientation. Customer care also comes under this component.


This network is not as small as the above paragraph makes it look it is. To maintain such a large network and ensure its smooth functionality, a large sum of money is needed. 


Food Delivery Mobile App Development

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Some of the other key factors determining the cost of the app are as follows –


  • Size of the App – If the app provides the user with a lot of features, then the space required by the app also increases. Hence, to avoid many unnecessary elements in the to be included in the app it is good to start with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
  • The User Interface (UI) of the app also is very important as if the app is not user-friendly then it won’t gain popularity. Hence, a good app development company is to be consulted and hired for this purpose.
  • The app development team is the most important part of any application as they become a key factor in the app’s popularity. If the app isn’t user-friendly or has much unnecessary information in it, it leads to a decline in its revenue and thereby goes bankrupt.


Hence including all the above-mentioned factors, the estimated cost of any food delivery app development will be around $10000 to $15000.

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