On demand delivery apps are disrupting one industry after another. What was created by Uber as a taxi hailing app is now everywhere from grocery to healthcare.
The rise of on demand apps is the very reason that every sort of business regardless of product or service it’s offering is looking to develop an app. Call it the fear of missing out, the demand of on demand app developers is at an all-time high.
Before proceeding how to develop the app, let us see what all types of apps are driving the on-demand market. After all, demand and supply have defined market ergonomics for centuries.
1. Person to Person
In these types of on demand apps, a person demands a service or product from another, who are using the same platform offered in the form of an app published by the enterprise.
Postmate, Uber, Airbnb, EpicDelivery are all examples of P2P on-demand app.
2. Enterprise to Person (E2P)
Enterprises often create their own on demand apps to supply their products or offer their services. The user has to download the app to seek services or order products from it.
McDonald’s delivers Mc Burgers and fries to anybody who downloads McDelivery app and orders. McDelivery is published by McDonald’s Corporation or one of the global partners.
3. Enterprise to Enterprise (E2E)
An Enterprise relies of on a number of smaller enterprises and SMBs to run its business operation smoothly. They could be suppliers, service providers, maintenance company, etc. E2E apps keep enterprises on the same page.
Walmart’s suppliers use a set of mobile apps solution that are connected to Walmart’s supply chain platform.
Regardless of type, on demand apps are essentially the same and sport the same set of features. They all target two types of users: provider and receivers.
In case of Person to Person, there are three: providers, receivers, and a publisher. Uber is the publisher, drivers are providers and you are the receiver.
The execution flow of an on-demand app has the following common elements from an end-user’s point of view.
A person seeks a service and waits for the provider’s nod. Regardless of app type, the seeking method remains the same.
The provider can approve and disapprove the request in case of on demand apps in ‘Person to Enterprise to Person’ setting. In E2E apps, the contract between the two parties decides. In E2P apps, disapproval is seldom a case. How many times have McDonald’s disapproved the order of your Big Mac?
Upon request approval, the user can learn the progress of order or service fulfilment. The time the service provider is en route or the courier is in transit, the user can track it’s movement on a map within the app.
4. Service or Product
The person receives the product of offered the service. It could be a pizza or a plumber fixing your kitchen faucet.
The person rates the service out of five stars and writes a feedback on the service or product they received.
However, on demand delivery apps are not all about developing apps and publishing on app stores. The publisher must clearly define the types of users they are targeting, have to define business rules, strike partnership with suppliers and providers and define a budget.
1. Setting target audience
An on-demand truck app will have truck drivers and suppliers as users, providers and receivers respectively. Likewise, in food delivery apps, restaurant and people are providers and receivers respectively.
Make sure your app is easy to use, and you don’t have to train any set of users to drive adoption.
When you are targeting persons rather than business, you have to define their personas and build the app UI/UX accordingly.
You have to form partnership with providers and receivers in case of B2B app and with the providers in case of P2P app. You have to market your app to end users to driver installations.
On demand apps publisher takes a cut out of every transaction made on the app platform. You have to negotiate the number with them before creating the revenue model.
3. Type of Association
An app publisher has to tie providers to his app platform and has to define their degree of association with it. Uber driver are its partners. Many publishers insist on independent partners as they are allowed to do business outside the business purview.
Publishers also hire provider on a payroll. A few also hire an agency that offers their services in their name but the workforce supplied remains abided to the agencies and mutual corporation clause signed between.
Developing an on-demand app from scratch costs a lot of money. However, handy app solutions are available for most app categories in the form of white label apps with separate apps for providers, receivers, and admin (secondary publisher). Such apps reduce development costs and time to market. We even help you getting your app published under your label on Play and App Store..
Peerbits offers white label app solutions for creating a variety of on demand apps.
1. Yelow Taxi
Yelow Taxi is a mobility solution for taxi businesses designed and develop by Peerbits. Yelow Taxi is designed and developed by Peerbits as a white label taxi dispatcher software that can interface with taxi mobility solutions, for example an Android and iOS App.
FeastPlan is a white label app solution for restaurant businesses that help them unleash their productivity through mobile apps. Feastplan is developed by Peerbits as a ready to go solution.