How Mobile Apps Are Reconstructing Food Market

The Food Industry is rising. It is booming with Billions in revenue that keeps on increasing day by day. The Food Industry is highly profitable as we all know because the demand for restaurants whether being Quick service or Multi-cuisine is growing rapidly. You open the App Store or Play Store and there are lots of Food Apps hanging out there. Some of them provide recipes, some provide full food videos, lots of apps have data about the reviews of the restaurants while few of them show the menu and location of restaurants based on the user’s location. But the most popular ones are the apps which are offering delivery services. Mostly, they are third-party apps but some restaurants have their apps too which delivers food and beverages to users sitting at home.

food delivery online
food delivery online

These mobile apps have completely changed the way restaurants serve food. Earlier, before the technology took over the food and restaurant market, people used to go out for dining. There were limited restaurants which were famous and people were going and eating. Most of the marketing was done from the customers itself. Your friend told you about a restaurant he visited, and then you add it to your priority list. But these mobile apps are reconstructing the Food Market. Why go out when you can have your favourite dish in front of you in no time. Now there are lots of small restaurants earning well, thanks to these food delivery apps. These apps made Online Food Ordering such an easy task that now you can “Netflix and Chill”. A Question arises that why and how these Apps are changing the Food Market? Here are some aspects we will be looking at that describes how Mobile Apps are transforming the Food Industry.

RISE IN SMARTPHONE USERS

We have seen a sudden demand for smartphones and smartphone users. Today, the number of worldwide smartphone users stands nearly at 3.5 Billion. As companies providing everything in apps, the number of smartphone users growing rapidly. And why not, we can do every possible task nowadays on our smartphone. Whether it be shopping, food ordering, education, buying medicines, renting our property and selling something. There are lots of options out there to showcase our talent and build a career in that, just with a smartphone and internet connection. YouTube is an example. This increase in smartphone users is the base of Online Food Market.

EVOLUTION OF MOBILE APPS

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As the smartphone users started increasing, companies started founding the ways through which they can engage more with the customers and can provide the content more efficiently to smartphone users. The era of Mobile Apps had started. People started spending more time on mobile apps as compared to websites and they are still doing it. Everything came on mobile apps. They just need some space on your phone and that’s it. Installation of an app is such an easy task. There are uncountable services people are getting on apps. I don’t think there’s anything left that we can’t do on a mobile app when talking about the daily tasks we were going outside to do. As the mobile app industry boomed, the Food Delivery and Table reservation Apps flooded. The best part is that people showed interest and made them billions of dollars.

BOOST IN BOOKINGS

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online-table-reservation

There are ample of apps for table bookings and reservations. As the mobile apps launched, we have seen a rapid boost in these bookings. Now people have no longer to wait for someone to eat and go so that they can sit. Mobile Apps made it so simple that we can book a table or reserve a table or seat in a restaurant sitting at home and in advance. Just go and enjoy. No need to wait. Restaurants gained a rapid boost in bookings and still, they are getting, thanks to these apps.

FAST, EASY & VERSATILE PAYMENTS

payment methods
payment methods

Online Food Ordering would never possible if there is no payment option. But not just one, these Great Food Delivery Apps provided versatile payment options such that now user can pay as per his/her convenience. The payments are fast, hassle-free and reliable. User can choose any payment method h/she wants to. Even, some apps are providing cash on delivery as a payment option.

ON DEMAND FOOD

on demand food
on-demand food

What’s more delightful than getting your favourite dish right in front of you in no time just in few taps on your Smartphone? Online Food Ordering apps are doing the exact thing. Just imagine the temperature outside as 45 degrees and you are hungry as hell. You don’t want to get burn in the sun outside but at the same time, you want to eat. On-demand food is what food delivery apps are providing.

OFFERS & DISCOUNTS

offers and discounts
offers and discounts

The number of orders these apps like Zomato, UberEats, DoorDash are getting is huge. And it’s not just because they are delivering food online to the users sitting at home. They are providing offers and discounts. People are getting benefits in terms of discounts and offers. This helps the apps increase their revenue. They also have different kinds of loyalty programs running. This is the main aspect that is helping mobile apps in transforming the food market.

WIDER CUSTOMER BASE

wider customer base
wider customer base

Earlier, the restaurants had a limited customer base. People used to visit nearby restaurants. But what these food delivery apps have done is that now even a small restaurant has a huge customer base. With delivery options and customers ordering sitting at home, they don’t bother about where the restaurant is located as they are not going to visit. This increased the customer base. Now restaurants have a wider customer base and getting more orders than ever before. The quality of food is also a factor that affects this aspect but still, it is far better than what it used to be a few years back.

SINGLE RESTAURANT APPS

single app restaurant
single app restaurant

Mobile Apps for food market plays a crucial role when it comes to a single restaurant. Apart from the third party apps who delivers food for other restaurants, single restaurants or restaurants having their outlets are also getting benefits from the mobile app industry. They have their custom apps built through which they are delivering their food to the user. We can select the restaurant store based on our location and order. These type of restaurants don’t have to be listed along with thousands of other restaurants in those third party apps.

DIGITAL MENU

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digital menu

Everything has been digitalized these days. Whatever you want to, put it online and digitalize it. The restaurant’s menus have also been digitalized. Now, you can find your favourite dish more easily and conveniently as there are filters and algorithms to provide you the best menu based on your choices. With engaging images, cuisine filters, you get what you want to. On a small screen, you can now have a menu of all the restaurants available to you. This option made it easy for customers to choose their dish and order food.

LOCATION BASED

location based
location based

What these Online Food Ordering Apps are doing is providing you the restaurants based on your location. This has revamped the entire restaurant industry. You can order from restaurants based on your location. And even after ordering, you can track your order. Where it reached, whether it is picked up by the delivery boy or not? And there are features to track the delivery boy location as well. So sit relax and don’t worry about the time.

REVIEWS & RATINGS

reviews and ratings
reviews and ratings

As the options rise for ordering online, it’s a bit confusing to choose a restaurant. You don’t know which restaurant serves tasty food and which has not that good taste. So, to solve this problem, the food delivery apps launched a feature to rate and review the restaurants. You can check the rating and reviews for a particular restaurant before ordering for yourself. These ratings and reviews are real as they all are given by the real users like you who had ordered something from that restaurant in the past.

KITCHEN & INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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kitchen_management

We have seen how Online Food Ordering apps are changing the way the food industry used to be. But not just for the customer, they have made it easy for the restaurant owners too. They can now manage their inventory more easily and properly. Everything was done online and with data features and features like report generation, restaurant owners can manage their kitchen well without any hassle.

TO CONCLUDE:

After reading all the aspects, we now know how and why mobile apps are reconstructing the food market all over the world. There are a bunch of other features too which are not described here. You can read them here. People are moving to a healthy lifestyle so healthy food can play a huge role in the future of Food Industry Online. The food market is transforming rapidly. In the future, there will be more advancement with the amazing future technologies making their presence in the market. Augmented Reality, Progressive Web Apps, Artificial Intelligence and many more new technologies will revolutionise the online food market and the mobile app industry.

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Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps

The Internet has changed the way it used to be some two decades back. Websites were the main buckets of information at that time. And, those were limited too. All we knew was Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, and some few more websites. But now the time has changed. The ample use of smartphones in our daily lives is changing the definition of the word ‘Internet‘. With a smartphone in almost every hand and cheap data charges with high speed, it is becoming easy for people to access almost everything. But all those information we used to get on the internet two years back, the value of that has been changed. Everything evolved just like how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. E-commerce Websites, video content and more innovative blogs took over the way we used to access the internet and gain what it wants us to. And with the advancements in smartphones, the era of Mobile Apps is booming. Mobile Apps have changed our lives. People are shifting towards Mobile Apps and spending less time on websites. Websites are still the most visited, but people spend way more time on Mobile Apps. Everyone is running towards apps. Whether a small business, a startup, an enterprise or a mid-size company. As everything turns towards the Mobile Apps, there are some Technologies in the Mobile App Development that will take it to another level. Talking about those, they are creating a revolution and will do huge miracles or we can say some impossible things we never thought. These technologies are Augmented Reality, IoT, Wearable Devices, Blockchain, M-Commerce, Progressive Web Apps, and On Demand Apps, etc. Today we will talk about PWA. Yes, you read it right. PWA stands for Progressive Web Apps. You must have seen an option in your browser that says “Add to your Home Screen”. If you have never heard of it, don’t worry. But if you have seen it and curious about what it is, Yes! That’s for the Progressive Web App. This is going to be the next big thing in the world of Mobile App Development. So don’t make it long and lets come to the point.

WHAT IS PROGRESSIVE WEB APP?

Progressive Web Apps
Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are Web Apps who look like exactly the same as native Mobile Apps. They provide the same experience as Mobile Apps but consumes very less storage in your phone. We don’t need to install Progressive Web Apps like the Mobile Apps and there is no App Store or Play Store involved. It’s that simple. Just visit a website that has PWA supported, and then there is an icon named “Add to Home Screen”. Just click on that and an app will sit on your app drawer instantly. That is what a PWA is. There are lots of benefits when we talk about Progressive Web Apps. They require very less bandwidth and consumes low storage on your mobile phone. They can even work offline. As websites are implementing PWA, we can say that it will be a threat to Mobile Apps as there are lots of advantages of Progressive Web Apps over native Mobile Apps. But everything having advantages has disadvantages too. Progressive Web Apps are cheaper to develop but they lack some functionalities. They fall short in terms of features when comparing to Mobile Apps. But as the industry is growing and new inventions and improvisations are coming day by day, we can’t assume what will happen.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS?

Advantages of PWA
Advantages of PWA
  • 1) PWA has improved performance. Approximately 50% of users will close a Website if it is slow. And slow means, if it is taking more than 3 seconds to load. Even if the website loads fast, they expect it to be fast after loading too. As we know, Progressive Web Apps provide faster experience, it is a great advantage over other available options.
  • 2) PWAs can work even if there is no data transmission. They can be cached and that makes them load even when offline. Now this will be a great advantage for businesses and e-commerce sites as they have catalogs and they can convert their window shoppers to users making an actual purchase.
  • 3) Another great advantage of Progressive Web Apps is that it doesn’t require any kind of installation as it can be saved directly from the website to your smartphone’s home screen. It also saves storage on your phone.
  • 4) Development of PWAs is very cheap when we compare it to Mobile Apps. PWA costs 75% less than the Native Mobile Apps.
  • 5) They also provide the Push Notification feature. You are in love with this, aren’t you?

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF USING PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS?

PWA Disadvantage
Disadvantages of PWA
  • 1) Progressive Web Apps consumes more battery than native apps. High-level code is used to write these PWAs so that the mobile phone has to work harder to understand and present it to the user.
  • 2) We know that there are millions of people out there on App Stores searching for apps. Now, for PWAs, it is a disadvantage too for not being listed on App Stores as they miss out that much traffic.
  • 3) PWAs lacks some functionalities. They can’t do everything a native mobile app can do.

ARE PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS THE FUTURE?

PWA: Future of Mobile Apps
PWA: Future of Mobile Apps

Now as we know the advantages and disadvantages of the Progressive Web Apps, we can talk on this. When talking about the future, it can’t be said that progressive web apps will replace native apps in the future. It can but not for everyone. It’s because native apps use mobile hardware with full features and PWAs can’t. But at the same time, we have seen some great advancements in the mobile web design in the past three years. There are more effective mobile responsive designs that make it easy for websites to work better in mobiles. And with Progressive Web Apps, it will surely be going to be a big thing.

WHAT ARE THE EXAMPLES OF PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS?

Examples of PWA
Examples of PWA

FLIPKART:

Flipkart launched Flipkart Lite, a faster version of its website and also that can be saved as a Progressive Web App. Flipkart is the largest E-commerce website in India. It’s lite version delivers faster user experience and it has increase conversions for Flipkart. As a result, people are spending more time on it with spending very fewer data.

TWITTER:

A social media website, Twitter launched its Progressive Web App version Twitter Lite in 2017. Twitter has 80-85% of its users surfing on mobile so it was a great decision to provide a faster user interface to them. Results are great as users start spending more time than before.

UBER:

Uber rolled out its Progressive Web Apps such that user with low storage spaces on their phones can install the app without any storage limitation. Uber PWA is way faster than its native app.

PINTEREST:

Pinterest is a photo & video sharing application where users can share pictures and videos of almost anything. Food, interior designs, and DIYs are the most popular categories on Pinterest. But for a social media site like Pinterest, speed is a must factor as slow performance will lead to loss of traffic. So, Pinterest noticed that its website is getting slow that’s why they rolled out Progressive Web App for Pinterest. It results in 60% more engagement than before.

GOOGLE MAPS:

Google’s navigation service and the number one app for navigation and location. It needs to be best and as Google has such a huge audience base, they will never out such great opportunities. Google launched its PWA that supports live navigation and some more great functionalities at much higher speeds and better performance.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR), has proved why it holds so much value in our lives along with other Future Advancements in Mobile App Development like IOT, Chatbots, Blockchain, Wearables, Artificial Intelligence, etc. All these terms come to our mind when we think of the future of Mobile App Development. Mobile App Industry is taking off like a jet. And still, it has to go a long way. Rise of Smartphone Users, internet connectivity and Mobile Apps, these three terms changes the way we used to live. Now every possible task is being done via a Smartphone. People are doing transactions in billions online. Whether it be ordering food sitting at your couch, booking a taxi in just three taps onto your Mobile Screen, buying anything from groceries to clothes to industrial supplies, these technologies are taking over us. But if you are thinking that now everything has come, you have to wake up. There are technologies that will control a human being in every possible way it can. One of those is Augmented Reality. You remember almost three years back, a game went live on App Stores and people went crazy about it. Yes! You got it right. Pokémon Go. This game implemented Augmented Reality where we can see Pokémon roaming around us in our real life and we had to catch them by throwing a ball. But are they real? Yes? No? Confused? Well, they aren’t for sure. That’s the magic Augmented Reality does. And that was just one Augmented Reality Application. Today, we will talk about some cool applications of Augmented Reality which can or will amaze the world and will change the way we are living our lives right now.

Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality

What is Augmented Reality (AR)?

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology which superimposes virtual objects and information inside the real world in which we are living in real time scenarios. Let’s understand with an example, suppose you have a Smartphone with Camera Open pointing to a tree which has no fruits. Now what Augmented Reality can do is it can overlay virtual fruits to that tree and it will look like the fruits are hanging on the branches of that tree. Getting it? You will! just read this article to the last. Companies have already started investing a huge amount of money in Augmented Reality. Developers are creating apps with Augmented Reality, using it in different ways such that now it has a huge audience and it is getting broader and broader. We have also seen how Ikea used Augmented Reality. If you don’t know, let me tell you that on their app, whenever you are browsing the products they provide, you have an option over there which will put that exact product to your real life scene. Ikea sells furniture, so with Augmented Reality, it can put that Table or Chair or whatever you want to buy into your living room such that you can have an idea of how it will look like after you buy it and actually put it there. That’s fantastic, isn’t it? And that is just a demo of it. We will see a lot of it in the near future. Augmented Reality is of three types: Marker-based, Markerless and Location based. Don’t mix up Augmented Reality with Virtual Reality. They both are different.

FUTURE APPLICATIONS OF AUGMENTED REALITY

  1. Augmented Reality in Healthcare
  2. Augmented Reality in Gaming
  3. Augmented Reality in Interior Designing
  4. Augmented Reality in Navigation
  5. Augmented Reality in Education

AR IN HEALTHCARE:

AR in Healthcare
AR in Healthcare

Augmented Reality will change the healthcare industry. It can change the way education will be delivered in the healthcare industry. Diagrams can be explained in a more effective way, all the surgeries will be shown using augmented reality such that it will look real but at the same time we know that it is not. It helps in better understanding. Then the workers in healthcare can learn a large amount of information about the anatomy and the other human body processes.

Doctors can showcase the surgeries, our body functions and other treatment-related information to the patient. They can easily make the patients more comfortable by making them understand the working processes of medicines, how they dissolve in our body and perform. And when the patients get this information, it will surely help them to heal quickly.

Augmented Reality will soon become an integral part of the healthcare industry. It will improve accuracy when operating as it delivers three-dimensional representations.

AccuVein is a great example of using Augmented Reality in the healthcare industry. It helps the healthcare workers find the veins of a patient as it projects the patient’s veins onto his/her skin.

Less monitoring devices will be used as most of the information and data will be displayed by this technology.

AR IN GAMING:

AR in Gaming
AR in Gaming

Augmented Reality in Gaming isn’t a new thing. There are lots of games based on augmented reality. But, this is the initial phase. We have seen some amazing games, augmented reality games, like Pokémon Go, Temple Treasure Hunt and more. These games had already created a buzz in the mobile gaming industry. Pokémon Go achieved a whopping 45 million active users playing the game in a single month in 2016. But as I said, this has just started. We will see much more in the augmented reality gaming in the near future.

AR IN INTERIOR DESIGNING:

AR in Interior Designing
AR in Interior Designing

There are plenty of applications of Augmented Reality in interior designing. The definition and scenario of interior designing will completely change in the future with Augmented Reality. As we have discussed how IKEA implemented Augmented Reality and created a buzz in the industry. Interior designers make sketches and images to showcase how the future design will look like. But with Augmented Reality, there will be visuals directly on your phone or tab screen wherein, all the things can be seen in real life. You can place a sofa directly on your couch and take the decision whether it is looking cool or not, whether it will fit there or not. This much advancements will revolutionize the interior designing. We can customize the furniture’s color in the app, and finalize the design we need straight away from the app.

AR IN NAVIGATION:

AR in Navigation
AR in Navigation

Navigation is a technology that will change totally with the use of Augmented Reality. Getting directions on maps, searching for places nearby, all will change. Maps will draw our directions onto the real world. The visualization is the key. Technology will come such that if we are passing by a restaurant, the app will show its menu and address. This is just an example, there lots more that will be going to happen. Google has already started working on it. It is committed to making Augmented Reality a part of it in the future. And as we know how big Google’s presence in the market is, Google will make it a part of our future too.

AR IN EDUCATION:

AR in Education
AR in Education

Augmented Reality (AR) will soon change the typical learning process of education. Nowadays, almost everyone owns a smartphone. We know that 80% of the world’s population owns a mobile and most of them are active users who play games, use social media apps, do payments online on a regular basis. The educational system used nowadays is getting a bit boring. To improve that, there came some apps, educational apps such as Byju’s, Udemy and others, they changed the way people are getting education up to some extent. They made everything digital, on a smartphone via mobile apps. But Augmented Reality will change everything. When students visualize everything they are learning, it will increase their interest in education. The ability to connect digital content with books is improving. Consider a situation where you are sitting in a classroom and having a science class. Now the teacher wants to make you understand the law of motion that how something will be in motion. Now, with Augmented Reality, the same can be understood by putting the moving object in front of you, maybe on the teacher’s table, where you can see the moving object in the real world. Imagine how quickly you will learn and the best part is that you will never forget that in your life. Because with AR, more practical teaching will there rather just reading the theory.

Must have features for Online food delivery mobile app

Online Food Ordering, a three-letter word but generating billions in revenue. Some years back, there are fewer internet users, the e-commerce industry is not that big, mobile data was expensive as compared to now and people used to go out for shopping and dining. There were some apps that deliver goods online and some food apps also. Talking about Zomato, they started as a review portal for restaurants. People used it to know which restaurant is good, which provides quality food and which has the best-rated cuisine. But then a sudden change happened. In not more than 2-3 years, a sudden boom occurred in the e-commerce industry. Now everyone got a Smartphone, some have more than one. The internet availability, online payment methods, all these features made the internet and mobile app industry so much big that now people used to perform almost every task on their Smartphones. Online Food Ordering is one of them. Some Mobile apps providing abundant of features to the customer sitting at home such that he/she can now order food from home in just 2-3 taps. Apps like  Swiggy,Zomato, GrubHub, UberEats started delivering food online and then there is no looking back. Stats says, in 2018 only, online food ordering generated billions in revenue and this will only increase in the near future. But what made these apps so much big. Of course, the customers and restaurants, but the features they are providing play a crucial role.

Must have features for Online food delivery mobile app

Today we will discuss the must-have features for online food ordering mobile app. If you are a restaurant owner, then you are probably thinking of having an online food ordering app for your restaurant. And why not! If execution is done right, you can grow your sale up to ten times. The more features you provide to the user, the more they will engage and the fewer efforts they need to put in. These successful apps made it so much easy for the user to order the food they love. We are describing all the must-have features for an Online Food Delivery App below.

PERSONALIZED MENU OPTIONS:

Personalized Menu Icon

What if you want to order a Chinese cuisine and the app keep on showing the Italian and Thai dishes. You are pure vegetarian and there are more non-vegetarian options displaying in your menu. You will get frustrated in no time and even may uninstall the app. That’s where the companies like UberEats and other dominating. They provide user personalized menu option such that if he wants to order Chinese, only Chinese dishes will come. This is the personalization everyone wants. You can put filters like cuisine type, rating wise menu, price range and so on. This way, you can make loyal customers who will stick to your app no matter what.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS:

Push Notification Icon

Well, push notifications are like sugar. Tastes amazing if used in limited quantity and if used too much, can ruin the taste. Same with the push notifications feature in your Online Food Ordering App. It is a must-have feature as it can do miracles. Just use it wisely. Don’t send a notification every time, the customer will be fed up and will result in uninstalling the app. Instead, use technologies such that when the user interacts most with the app, it will send the notification. Ask user if he/she wants to get notifications in the form of text messages, emails or push notifications. Sending creative push notifications rather being boring can help you convert your window shoppers to actual buyers.

LOCATION TRACKING IN REAL TIME:

Location Tracking

You have an amazing menu full of dishes of all kinds. The user came, ordered. That’s it! Nothing else. If you are thinking the same, you should rethink. After ordering, the user gets more excited and wants to know everything about his/her order. Whether the restaurant has accepted the order or not, it is prepared or preparing. Then came this cool feature almost every giant food delivery app company is using. Location Tracking. You don’t need to tell the user about the location. This feature will show the user everything like when the delivery boy reached the restaurant, when he left, where he is now, how much time will he take to reach your location. The location tracking feature is a must have because it will give the user the ease in ordering. When you see the live tracking, you don’t need to be curious. Just track and even do some pending tasks in the meantime.

KITCHEN MANAGEMENT:

Kitchen Management

Kitchen Management is a backend feature but as important as the front end features. The Chef and the waiters can communicate or coordinate more effectively through this feature. The inventory can be managed properly. Waiters can coordinate with chefs very well such that there are fewer chances of miscommunication and more chances of orders being executed in a better way.

DEALS, OFFERS AND LOYALTY POINTS:

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Who doesn’t like offers and coupons? If you are developing an online food Ordering service app, then you must consider this feature. Deal and offers are a way to attract more customers and generate more revenue. The customers after getting discounts and loyalty points will become happy and then they do marketing by mouth. Yes, that’s most effective and the best part is, it’s totally free. You can generate different types of coupons based upon location, festive season, etc. A loyalty program can be initiated where customers will get reward points when they order something from the app. It results in more income and more profits. And moreover, the customers will come back to redeem those points. So, a must-have feature like this must not be missed in a food ordering app.

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND INTEGRATION:

Payment Options

Food ordering online has now a craze. People went crazy when payments went online. At the initial phase, there were very few users paying online to e-commerce websites but the time has changed completely. With ample of mobile wallet services and apps, its lot more easy to send and receive payments online. That’s why this payment integration feature can’t be missed here. You have to provide flexibility to the user so that he/she can pay for the order as per his/her choice. There should be every possible payment method implemented. Whether it be by card, via internet banking, through mobile wallets or by cash. Just make the customer feel comfortable and then see the results.

CONCLUSION:

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After considering all the ways, we came to the conclusion that an Online Food Ordering Mobile App can do miracles to a small business if the important features listed above are implemented accurately. It may look a little difficult to execute this plan and develop an Online Food Delivery Service app or we can say, an On Demand App for Food Ordering Online. But the long term results are fascinating. There are a lot more features which are important too. We have listed here the most important that a food delivery app must have. We, at Meander Software Private Limited, develop high-quality apps loaded with features. If you are looking to scale your business digitally, consider us and we promise we will never let you down. Contact Us for any Query at hi@meander.software

Must have apps for Smartphone 2019

2018 was the year of Mobiles, whether it be top Mobile Apps for Android or iOS, Mobile gaming, Mobile photography, Mobile phones and much more. We have seen so many Startups scaling after they launched their Mobile Apps. And that’s because the Mobile App users have increased at a very large scale. Some stats say that, now people have started using Mobile Apps more often as compared to websites. The reason behind this is the power of smartphones and internet availability. The total world population is around 7.5 Billion and you will be shocked to know that almost 2.8 Billion people own a smartphone. That’s huge! From large companies to medium businesses to very small businesses, all are adopting to this technology and reaching more customers out there who are spending most of their time on a 5 inch screen.

Must have apps for Smartphone 2019

Now you may be thinking, just a 5 inch screen! Why the youth and even older ones are spending most of their precious time out there? Well, for your information, this screen can now execute almost every possible task that a person used to do outside just a few years ago. Shopping, eating (food ordering), Appointments to doctors, selling and buying almost everything and many more beyond all this. Now, we can imagine or maybe not, what we will be doing on this 5 inch screen in the near future. Now a Question may be rising in your minds that what are some of the Best Mobile Apps you must have in 2019. We have made a list of some must have Mobile Apps that you should consider installing on your phone. The must have Android & iOS Apps for your smartphone in 2019 are listed below:

BUSINESS MOBILE APPS:

  • TODOIST APP

Todoist App is the best to-do app for task and document management. Todoist helps to track all of our tasks. In todoist app logothis app we can add new tasks, create sub-tasks and add due dates and time as per our schedule. This App is used to create and plan your project related to your business. Todoist works in all environment like web, Android and iOS mobile, Chrome, Gmail, Postbox etc. You can use it even when you’re offline.

Todoist Business provides free trail for 30 days, and it’s paid plan cost is $3 per user per month, or $29 per user per year.

Play Store: Todoist App Download

App Store: Todoist App Download

 

  • TOGGL APP

Toggl app is used for time tracking and time sheet for working hours. With the help of this app we will know how Toggl App Logomuch time you spend on each work/task. We can use it anywhere as it has a web interface, browser extensions, mobile apps, and even a desktop app. Toggl App has following features:

  1. # Calendar
  2. # Reports
  3. # Suggestions
  4. # Notifications etc.

Paid subscription plans range of Toggl App starts from $9 to $49 per user per month.

Play Store: TOGGL App Download

App Store: TOGGL App Download

 

  • GOOGLE CALENDER APP

It is acknowledged that Google Calendar is widely used for the business purpose. The one more positive point of Google Calender App this application is that it helps in manage the schedule meetings and events and users receive reminder about the upcoming tasks. So, you can know about what are upcoming activities. Calendar pattern is for the teams, so it becomes easy for them to share the schedule with others and create number of different calendar and which can use by everyone in the form of gathering. Google Calendar — runs $5 per user per month, or $50 per user per year. Without the enhanced sharing and additional features, basic access to Google Calendars with a Google Account is free.

Play Store: GOOGLE CALENDER App Download

App Store: GOOGLE CALENDER App Download

PRODUCTIVITY MOBILE APPS:

  • DAYWISE APP

Daywise is a Technology-based app that let you schedule notifications so that you will get only important Daywise App logonotifications. Get important notifications at priority and view the other notifications later whenever you feel free. This app boosts your focus, calms you and helps you get more done each day as there’s nothing to distract you at work. You can schedule and get notifications at those times. Whether you’re a student or a working professional, Daywise will help you develop the focus and self-control to start performing at higher levels. Soon, you’ll start feeling more relaxed, more in control of your time and ready to win the day! This app is only available for Android devices.

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  • SWIFTKEY KEYBOARD APP

SwiftKey is the best virtual keyboard app from Microsoft. The keyboard knows about your writing style, so you canSwift Key App type faster. There user can use custom keyboard to type and send emojis, GIFs and more. SwiftKey allows all typing tastes and offers free designs and free themes to fit any style. SwiftKey supports over 300 languages. The special feature of this keyboard is that you can swipe over keyboard to type a word. Just swipe on the letters of the word and it will automatically type that word.

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App Store: SWIFTKEYBOARD App Download

MOVIES & VIDEOS MOBILE APPS:

  • NETFLIX APP

As we all know Netflix is one of the renowned applications in the round globe. It is conspicuous that it is one of theNetflix App Logo entertainment apps among every age group in this world. This app allows customers to watch a wide variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. Moreover, one of the alluring things in this app that it allows who one is the new user of this app he/she can get one month free service plan.

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App Store: NETFLIX App Download

 

  • YOUTUBE APP

YouTube is in the limelight. The one advantage of YouTube is video sharing service and moreover it is an independent website. Apart from this you can share your videos on YouTube publicly and watch the videos of Youtube App Logoothers as well as. We can subscribe to other channels and can get notification when they post a video. It is also used for the business purpose also. As, YouTube became the supremacy of everyone in today scenario. In addition to this, there are abundant of collection of entertainment video’s also one can entertain in their self in their leisure time. Likewise the brand or any company want to promote their product they have to pay fixed amount of money for the publicity on YouTube channel.

Play Store: YOUTUBE App Download

App Store: YOUTUBE App Download

EDUCATION MOBILE APPS:

  • CHEGG BOOKS APP

CHEGG BOOKS offers online textbook rentals. This app will also help students of high school and college in their Chegg Books Appstudies. You can search textbooks easily by typing the title or author name. CHEGG BOOKS e-Textbooks combine rich textbook content with the best study tools for a more productive way to read, learn, and interact with your books. The e-Textbooks are accessible on any device with an internet connection. You can get a study membership priced at $14.95/month. And they also buy textbooks from you at the end of the semester and pay you money too, for the books.

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  • BYJU’s APP

BYJU’S Learning App is the world’s largest learning app for school students. This app provides videos of Byju's Appcomprehensive learning programs in Math and Science for students from 4th class to 12th class. It also offers to test preparation courses for competitive exams like CAT, NEET & JEE, IAS, GMAT & GRE etc. This app has many kinds of features which are very useful for students. The videos of Byju’s app Provide trial free for the first 15 days after which the user has to pay in order to continue services.

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  • EDX APP

edX is a vast open Online Learning Course provider founded by Harvard and MIT. It offers online university-level edX Appcourses in a wide range of disciplines to the round globe student body. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. edX provides over 2000 online courses, that let you can learn new skills anytime, anywhere just through a Mobile App. Except for professional education courses, there are no charges. The fees for the verified track usually range between $50 USD and $300 USD.

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App Store: edX App Download

Mobile Apps Changing Lives

Mobile apps are applications that are downloaded and installed on a user’s mobile device. An app can get content and data from the Internet, similar to a website ,but there is a biggest advantage of mobile app it can be accessed without an Internet connection.In this era of technology, the mobile phone plays a vital role in our life. Since then, advances in mobile technology have shaped our lives in elementary ways. These days most people connect with mobile.They get information about anything from a phone, not from other sources. Mobile apps change every aspect of our life.With the help of mobile technology, the world is more connected . Mobile technology provide everything in our hand. Without mobile phones, life would be harder, both personally as well as professionally.

Using a Mobile App for Business:
With the increasing market of mobile application development,Mobile app are important part of every business.Mobile apps help to improve the business process as well as increase the productivity of workers.According to serve,In America there people spend more than two hours a day on his or her mobile device. While probably only a handful of applications make up the bulk of this total usage, it doesn’t change the fact that each user has to unlock, scroll, and scan their device for the apps they’re looking for.

Mobile app for Medical:
Mobile devices have also made a new communication channel between healthcare service providers and patients.Now,patient can interact with doctor by using mobile apps without going to hospital. Providers can even teach family members the different aspects of patient care using mobile communication apps.Doctors and patients can share information without the need for physical meetings. With the development of tele medicine apps, video conferencing is now possible. the most important reason we should consider building our own mobile app is customer loyalty.

Online Shopping App:
We all know everybody loves to shopping.Online shopping apps are easily available for each person.Online shopping apps have a lot of advantages and benefits, more and more people these days prefer buying things online over the conventional method of going into stores. consumers can purchase almost anything online 24*7 a day and get an ultimate shopping experience. Home deliveries have helped reduce the burden of carrying or transporting bulky items from the shopping centre. we just need to wait for the delivery guy to knock the door.

Food Ordering App:
With the advancement in technology, the food and the restaurant industries are also enhance their business by using food ordering apps and provide services to the people at their homes. There are plenty of mobile applications that connect users with the closest restaurants and provide them with the required details to reserve the table. Various active restaurants, through online registration, are connected to such requests.

Ride Sharing App:
Ride sharing apps provide us safe and enjoyful journey. The ride share app development is the most easier and closer method to book a car if we want to visit any place. And we can book a taxi by using a mobile app which they have installed on their smartphone.it is available 24*7 a day We can use this service anytime.

Affordable:
Internet plays a part and parcel role in modern life.because internet provides a lot many amenities to user .Moreover,Mobile phones cost is very less than traditional desktop computers overall. They consume less power, are portable. Moreover, The device itself allows many people to have personal and at-home internet access. we can interact with any person from any place if we have internet access. Earlier people would meet at the local cafe or street corners and chat and laugh. These days we talk to our colleagues across the room through apps.

Google Map:
Google map also change the life of each person.This tool of Google has replaced old navigation methods with a new 3D view. And, has eased out the way of travel.We can go anywhere with the help of this tool. Now, by entering any destination in Google Maps app you can get an authentic route to any location. That’s why this app is very popular and can be found on every smart device.

GPS Tracker System:
GPS tracker system is a very good technique to track our assets persons and thing.In another word we can say that the GPS tracking system is used to determine the exact locations of persons.

Mobile Payment:
Mobile payment provides a digital payments platform that allows to transfer cash into the integrated wallet by via online banking, debit cards, and credit cards, or even by depositing cash via select banks and partners. Using m commerce ,we can pay for a number of goods without using cash.

Push Notification:
A push notification is a message that pops up on a mobile device.with the help of notification function we can know about the new updation which are established in particular app. App publishers can send them at any time; users don’t have to be in the app or using their devices to receive them. Push notifications look like SMS text messages and mobile alerts, but they only reach users who have installed your app.

Food Ordering Apps Popular

The food industry is up and booming again with the support of technology. There is a massive development of technology which aids the restaurants and food delivery businesses alike.Online food ordering is the process of food delivery or takeout from a local restaurants or food cooperative through a web page or app. Much like ordering consumer goods online, many of these services allow customers to keep accounts with them in order to make frequent ordering convenient. According to different researches, the number of people who favour apps over mobile websites is about 60-85%. Despite the cost to make a food ordering app is higher than to build a website, it’s definitely worth it. What are the objective reasons for such a trend?

Menu Visible:
Although restaurant menu is probably already available on website, Owner’ll also want to make sure that it is clearly displayed and easily accessible within app. The primary reason that many people use restaurant apps is to place orders, in which case they’ll obviously need to be able to easily browse your menu first.

Offer Mobile Ordering for Delivery or Takeaway
Some restaurants mostly use their apps as a way to display their menu and other prominent information about their business, such as location, opening hours, phone number, etc. With the app, customers can view the menu and then find your number to call and place an order. This is definitely useful, but the same thing can be accomplished with a very basic website. Instead, you should consider including a mobile ordering function within the app so that your customers can place an order or even make a reservation at the push of a button.

Make Use of Location-aware Notifications to Further Connect with Customers:
Restaurant’s mobile app can leverage location technologies in order to deliver a more contextualised mobile campaigns. Restaurants can embrace location-based services, using Geo located notifications to alert users of special offers, new menu, facilitating them order-ahead services and request for online reviews or sharing experience through social media after a visit. The possibilities are endless. Location-aware mobile apps can use geofencing to deliver highly targeted messages so that they only appear to those customers that meet your criteria in a certain area at a certain time.

Great performance:
Well-designed apps usually load and work faster than websites. Moreover, they provide better user experience since they are easier to browse.

Real-time in-app tracking of delivery;
Installing GPS tracking system to every delivery operations can provide real-time delivery fleet data for better customer service.We have introduced an Order Tracking System in restaurant point-of-sale software. This feature will track any order which is made from restaurant, such that customer will be able to know the time lapsed since the order has been given, will notify the delay time in order preparation through colour indications and several other details.

Push Notifications;
Push Notification is a double-edged sword; it can make or break your app. Your app will be successful if you use it in a sophisticated and subtle manner.Push notifications help retain users. Not only do they help increase interaction on the topic of the message, but they can help increase the returns you see from your app. Notifications can also be geographically-based to alert users to discounts or specials when they’re in a particular location.Push notification is a double-edged sword; it can make or break your app. Your app will be successful if you use it in a sophisticated and subtle manner.
device alerts;

Payment System;
Mobile Payment Systems’ Advantages For Consumers: Convenience: They make the payment process easier and less complicated. Now customers can make payment anywhere at anytime with their mobile devices connected with Internet. This will require developers to build a mobile application that can process transactions without the need of physical debit/credit cards or cash.. Examples of m-commerce include in-app purchasing, mobile banking, virtual marketplace apps like the Amazon mobile app or a digital wallet such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Consumers are eager for quick, in-and-out shopping experiences.

GPS searching of located near restaurants.
To be honest, some of these features are also available through a website. However, in the native apps they usually perform faster and better.

More recognisable:
To get to a website people should use a browser. In the case of apps, it’s enough to download and install it once, and then your users will get a button with an icon on their home-screen. Isn’t it an ingeniously simple way to get in front of your customers? It is!

Better interface:
Many Internet users complain that websites often have a too cluttered design. It’s especially important for food ordering apps since they include many different meals with photos. Mobile apps, generally are more concise, but have a very clear and intuitive interface. And, of course, they also look very nice.

Discount & Deals for Customers:
Along with the above-mentioned apps, discount deals apps have also made it easier for customers to go out and have delicious food at the most affordable rates using discount deals that offered by different restaurants. Deal News is one such app that works with different restaurants to bring in new business by offering discounts and deals on products in the establishment.

Mobile Apps for Business

Advantages of mobile apps over websites:
A well-designed mobile app can perform actions much rapidly than a mobile website. Apps usually store their data locally on mobile devices, on the other hand, websites that generally use web servers.Mobile websites are technically slower than mobile apps.Whether they use mobile phones, tablets or other smart mobile devices – they have all the information they need. That’s why mobile apps are so much important in today’s business environment. No matter what your business is, a mobile app can help you get and retain customers.Everyone is using mobile apps for their business, irrespective of where they stand in their entrepreneurial journey. Building a mobile app is not just for the big conglomerates, the small to medium sized businesses are catching up pretty quickly.


Following reasons which help to enhance business by using mobile app:

Brand Awareness:
With the help of the mobile app, you can provide knowledge about your business to the customer.A mobile app has your logo and name of app. Once your app is downloaded by users, your brand is right there in front of your target audience. And they don’t have need to search for you.With a mobile app, you’ll express to your target audience why they should use your services by showing what your business stands for. In short, mobile app is an extension of your brand and is the great way to showcase your offerings. A mobile app being the face of your business is always with the customers through their smartphones. And it becomes an obvious option when in need.There is already a lot of advertising ways like billboards, roadside banners, newspaper ads, flashing signs, flyers, website banners, coupons, email and social media marketing, etc. But mobile apps are best ways to promote your brand as compare to other.

Promote Your Business:
As we all know increasing number of people using mobile app day by day for buying, trading, exploring and transactions, mobile app is an effective platform to promote your products, services and offers. A user is aware of your deals or new offers whenever your notification pops up on the mobile app. Through push notification you can get even closer interaction and remind your customers about your products and services or any special event or announcements.These days, mobile apps come with a sharing option where users can share your communication with their friends. It is like a friend telling you about a great service or product he or she bought somewhere.

It is Cost Effective:
Gone are the days when only rich person could afford the mobile. Nowadays, each person can afford the mobile phone and mobile apps.It stated that three in 10 customers started a purchase path from a mobile app. These statistics emphasise why you need to go mobile.

Easy-To-Access Content:
The whole idea of building a mobile app for your business is to find new ways to make your content easily accessible to their customers. When you have a mobile app, and if you can offer enough value through the mobile app, the customers would have a much easier access to all the offerings, content, services, or any kind of content you have for them.

Increase the Customer Engagement:
All customer wants to connect with the business that sells a product or service that they are interested in.If you are unavailable, you have a the risk of losing customers.A mobile app comes in handy at enabling this reach. The mobile provides the platform to customers where they can post their questions, orders, comments and complaints and you can clear their doubts related to services.

It Helps You Create Strategies with Available Data:
It helps to analyse your key areas of improvement in your mobile app. On the other hand, you can have an analytics feature in your mobile app to track the behaviour of users also. These features help you to know about the overall performance of your services, content, demographics, new or returning customers, bounce rate and total number of visitors in a day. With the help of these inquiring, you can create new strategies. Once you understand your target audience’s behaviour, their needs. It is easy for you to optimise your mobile app to improve results.

Increase Customer Loyalty
Customer loyalty is very important for every business. You have to concern about the demand of a customer and how you can fulfil them. How many customers come back to your store or office for a second purchase? This is an important aspect of business that you must cultivate. Moreover, Customer loyalty can be achieved when you continuously remind your customer about your different kinds of products or services which you sell.

Good Way to Provide Customer Support:
Mobile apps provide quick and real time medium for customer support. They are likely to use your services or product if they are getting support by making few clicks or taps at their convenience. For example, if they drop their issues, queries and suggestions in your feedback box or chat widget of your mobile app than It will help you provide them a timely support.

Future Trends of Mobile App Development

A Mobile App is a Software Application developed specifically for use on small, wireless Computing Devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. Nowadays, it plays a vital role in individual’s life.
The Top Mobile App Development Trends that will dominate the mobile apps world in 2019. Here is a look into top 10 mobile application development trends in 2019 which are Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Chatbots, Wearable Devices, Internet of Things, M-Commerce,Accelerated Mobile Pages,Cloud-based Mobile Apps, Blockchain,and Mobile App Security.

Artificial Intelligence
The AI has been a source of attraction for the last few years with fifth-generation computer technology. The Artificial Intelligence Integration to the mobile apps not only makes the apps smarter but also saves a lot of money for the companies. With the help of AI, the organization’s experience exponentially grow in productivity by investing less in the resources.
Such apps leverage the technology via chatbots and learning user behavior patterns for a personalized experience.

Android Instant Apps
Google launched Instant apps small software program in 2016 for making things more convenient for developers and users. It enables end users to test out a portion of a native Android app without installing it on a device.These are the native apps that function like websites and can attract more people with their functionality.

IoT And Wearable Apps
The Internet of Things is simply “A network of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data.” IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Using this technology, people can control the non-IT equipment via remote controls or apps. This convenience has become an essential part of the user’s life, that makes the developers keep their app IoT friendly.
Moreover, according to a report, the IoT investment will reach $120 billion by 2020. On the other hand, wearable devices have gained much popularity in recent years.

Augmented reality(AR) and Virtual reality(VR)
An augmented reality app (AR app) is a software application that integrates digital visual content into the user’s real-world environment.The popular social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram have been already using AR for quite sometimes. The interesting stickers and animated additions to your post are only possible due to the AR technology. In 2019, AR integration will be more essential step for the mobile app development industry.
Virtual reality(VR) is an artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.

Cloud-based Mobile Apps
A mobile cloud application is a software program that is designed to be accessed over the Internet by many types of portable computing devices.Native apps in mobile software development run on one particular mobile device or platform and are downloaded and installed on the mobile device.Out of the many benefits, the technology shares some of the mainstream techniques that include streamlined operations, reduction in hosting and equipment costs, enhancement in storage capacity of apps, increased collaboration and productivity.
Cloud computing integration helps mobile apps to store a large amount of data efficiently and carry out complex tasks. Most of the mobile apps with a bigger database are using the AWS (Amazon Web Service) as their cloud computing backup. This also helps in increasing the reliability, speed, processing power and security of the apps and enables it to deal with a large amount of data.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Accelerated Mobile Pages is a Google-backed project designed as an open standard for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. It enables developers to create heavy websites and web pages with fast loading speed, lower bounce rates and high performance across all mobile devices.
With the good AMP score, you will acquire a better conversion rate, reduced bounce rate, maximum user retention and a boost up to the user experience. With improved AMP of website,User will be able to get much better visibility on the search engine for gaining more traffic to his/her site.

Mobile App Security
Security will dominate all the sector of the technological advancements, whether they’re in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) or mobile apps. The latest shift by Apple to its coding language- Swift from Objective-C should be a pivotal reminder to developers and designers to integrate IT security in the earliest app development stage. Enterprises will also explore deception technologies to arrest the tech mutants that have defiled the organization’s network.

M-Commerce
M-commerce (mobile commerce) helps to buy and sell goods and services through wireless miniature devices such as smartphones and tablets.This will require developers to build a mobile application that can process transactions without the need of physical debit/credit cards or cash.. Examples of m-commerce include in-app purchasing, mobile banking, virtual marketplace apps like the Amazon mobile app or a digital wallet such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.
However, the tech giants like Samsung are working on an enhanced scan and pay technique to make the money transaction and bill payments more convenient. In addition to this, there will be more advanced mobile payments options for users in 2019.
Moreover, the encrypted security in the wallet apps ensures the users that their money is safe.Increase M-commerce trends is due to internet payment systems that require fast and more secure channels for money transactions.

The Rise Of ChatBots
Chatbots will play vital rloe in mobile applications. With the help of the advancement in AI, it is now an easy job to integrate chatbots within apps without involving intricate coding. Now Days,your business is not without Bots. The chatbots are being appreciated by the users for their quick and precise answers whenever they needed.
Moreover, the mobile apps with services like online shopping, food delivery, and cab services are working on to integrating the chatbots to their apps. It will help the consumers in getting their frequent queries resolved by the bots without calling customer support.In 2019,There will be deploy to serve many new features that will simplify people’s life by assisting them in their day to day tasks.

Blockchain
It is this act of linking blocks into a chain that makes the information stored on a blockchain so trustworthy. Once the data is recorded in a block it cannot be altered without having to change every block that came after it, making it impossible to do so without it being seen by the other participants on the network.Data tyrants are hell scared with the latest technology as it eliminates the scope of data tampering.
Talking about the apps, blockchain technology has already been used by many payment apps for providing trustable and uncompromised safety during the transaction.