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Title: How To Create An On-Demand App: A Step-by-Step Guide (1)

How To Create An On-Demand App A Step-by-Step
Started with a motive to increase the reach of
businesses with a digital platform, on-demand
apps have come a long way. It will not be an
exaggeration to state that these apps have
benefited the businesses and customers
equally. Convenience is the term that gave a
boost to the growth of on-demand app
development. From ordering food online to
demanding the services of plumbers, customers
keep on getting comfortable in asking for more
Entrepreneurs never let them down by diversifying
the scope of on-demand delivery app development.
Do you know where this scene took a change? It is
when the pandemic hit the ground of the planet
and changed the term in focus from convenience
to necessity. The on-demand apps have become
the need of the hour. To curb the spread of
coronavirus, people are choosing to opt for these
apps. Although different on-demand delivery apps
have seen different impacts, we have seen a
generalized shift of shoppers to online
platforms. According to the latest findings, it
has been concluded that online sales in the US
market have increased by 76 in June 2020.
Looking at these statistics, what are you
Pro Tip Do not assume that if the market is
growing then your on-demand app will get instant
users amid the pandemic. You will have to make
your app competitive and safe to meet the needs
of the users. There are various ways in which you
can revamp your already existing on-demand apps.
This blog is not confined to helping you in
creating an on-demand app but will also address
the ways in which you can make your app a perfect
in contemporary times of crisis. Here are the
queries that will be answered in the blog
  • Why are on-demand apps flourishing amid pandemic?
  • Which are the best on-demand delivery apps to
    invest in?
  • What are the advanced features of on-demand apps
    to stop COVID spread?
  • What are the basic features of on-demand apps?
  • What is the cost of on-demand app development?
Why are On-Demand Apps Flourishing Amid Pandemic?
  • As mentioned above, convenience and necessity are
    the two driving forces of on-demand delivery
    apps. During the COVID crisis, people are in dire
    need of procuring their essentials from a safe
    medium. On-demand delivery apps are serving this
    purpose very well.
  • Physical Distancing Top-notch online marketplace
    app like TaskRabbit has started helping their
    users in following physical distancing with their
    services. People can stay indoors and order
    essential products online without coming into
    contact with the outside world. This allows them
    to stay safe stay in.
  • Contactless Delivery It has become the new
    normal norm. From on-demand taxi app
    solutions to online food delivery apps, we are
    choosing to follow contactless delivery. It is
    the best way to curb the spread of coronavirus.
    On-demand apps are turning no stone unturned to
    achieve the safest mode of delivering their
  • Instant Service How easy it was to visit the
    nearby store for groceries or toiletries? No work
    used to get stopped. This need of customers is
    very well understood by on-demand app admins.
    They have implemented best practices to deliver
    essentials to users promptly.
Which are the Best On-Demand Delivery Apps to
Invest In?
  • If on-demand apps possess the potential to serve
    the needs of customers, this does not mean that
    every idea of the on-demand delivery app is going
    to work. Here are a few suggestions in which you
    must think about investing in your hard-earned
  • Online Food-Delivery apps Apps like UberEats are
    gaining immense popularity in 2020 as not
    everyone likes to cook by themselves every day.
    To experience the delight of restaurant-served
    food when we have stopped hiring chefs at home,
    on-demand food-delivery apps have been a savior.
  • Grocery Delivery App Groceries are the most
    essential items for the survival of people in
    lockdown times. The on-demand grocery delivery
    apps like Instacart are helping people in
    attaining groceries in the safest mode. Local
    deliveries have been severely affected, hence it
    is appreciated if more entrepreneurs will come
    forward with such solutions.
  • Home Services Delivery app Visiting salons for
    self-care treatments has become a luxury that
    COVID is not a mood to provide you anytime soon.
    For this, there are apps like Housecall Pro that
    are being considered by people. From electricians
    to hairstylists, high-end safety rules are
    followed by these service providers while
    visiting customers places.
  • Telemedicine App Currently, people stay indoors
    and are reluctant to step out of their homes. Do
    you think in these times of healthcare crisis,
    they should visit hospitals? Top organizations
    like the WHO are recommending strengthening
    telemedicine services to empower the healthcare
  • Since the outbreak of the pandemic, telemedicine
    apps like doctor-on-demand have seen an influx of
    patients. It has become a safer option to get
    treatments for ailments other than COVID. Hence,
    considering on-demand healthcare app development
    will not only give you profits but also ensure
    the good for the community.
  • Rideshare On-Demand App Taxi-booking apps have
    seen a loss in their demand due to an
  • crisis. Gradually, as people have started moving
    out, they have started using rideshare apps.
    Although the demand is fixed, it is recommended
    to redesign your on-demand taxi-booking app. Make
    sure to provide your users with safer rides and
    sanitized taxis.
  • Packers and Movers App Nobody is thinking about
    changing their locations amid the coronavirus
    spread. What if it becomes unavoidable? Whom will
    they look up to? Here come the on-demand packers
    and movers app. The world is not going to come to
    a standstill, hence, start with this app. Keep
    all the safety measures in mind. Investing in
    these apps can make you the pioneer in these
What are the Advanced Features of On-Demand Apps
to Stop COVID Spread?
  • On-demand delivery apps not only hold the
    potential to satisfy the general needs of the
    customers but also possess the ability to help
    them stay safe. If you already have an on-demand
    app or planning to take app development services
    for the same, keep this list of advanced features
    of on-demands apps
  • Contactless Parcel Carriage Not only contactless
    delivery but as a responsible service provider,
    you need to ensure that the parcel is safe during
    the transit as well.
  • Multiple Delivery options Amazon delivery person
    asks the customers through in-app calls about the
    choice of delivery spot. Whether you want to get
    it delivered at the guard room or want me to ring
    the doorbell? These options have allowed the
    service providers to gain the trust of their
    customers. Hence, it is mandatory to give
    multiple delivery options for on-demand delivery
    through your app.
  • Online Payment Gateways What is the use of
    contactless delivery and parcel carriage if your
    app does not give enough payment options? Make
    sure you do not leave any payment options that
    your target audience might prefer to choose. As
    no one is willing to pay cash amid this crisis, a
    lack of proper payment gateways can lead to a
    bounce rate on the checkout page.
  • In-app Calls or Chat You can use this feature to
    provide enhanced safety to your customers. This
    will allow you to serve the users promptly.
    Moreover, the customers can use these features of
    in-app calls and chats to stay in touch with
    delivery personnel through your app.
  • Push notifications These notifications about an
    order, app, and delivery updates keep your users
    informed. Undoubtedly, staying in touch with them
    via these push notifications also allows users to
    stay engaged in your app. This not only improves
    your delivery process amid this crisis but also
    helps in increasing retention rates.
  • Emergency Care Options If your delivery
    personnel does not follow the safety norms during
    delivery, how will your customers complain about
    this to your admin? This has made it necessary to
    ensure that there is an emergency care option in
    your app. Make your users feel that you truly
  • What are the Basic Features of On-Demand Apps?
  • Apart from the advanced features, it is vital to
    have the basic features that make them part of
    your minimum viable product. You must include
    these features during your on-demand app
  • These are a few basic features of on-demand apps.
  • Customers app
  • Order details
  • A complete history of orders as well as the
    current order details is vital for your
  • Real-time Order Tracking
  • This is an important feature to include as
    real-time tracking allows the users to get
    on-time updates. You can integrate the Google Map
    API to facilitate this feature with more
  • Payment Integration
  • Your app must have multiple payment gateways to
    allow the users to make a payment without much
    effort. There should be a safe and reliable
    payment gateways to make your users comfortable
    with online payment.
  • Review and Ratings
  • This feature allows your users to stay connected
    with the admin. Instant reviews and feedback can
    make them feel heard. Moreover, it will help your
    app services to improve.
  • value.
  • Customer Support
  • Customer support service for any app holds
    immense value. You will have to extend prompt
    services to your customers because the nature of
    the app requires this. It is vital to make strong
    customer support to ensure the safety of your
  • Service Providers app
  • History of Order
  • The delivery personnel should be allowed to check
    the details of their past deliveries. This works
    as a summary of the past work of your delivery
    staff. You can also track their performance
    through these details.
  • Payment History
  • This allows them to keep track of monthly wages.
    It will include details like tips, commissions,
    and other payments. This helps the delivery
    personnel to calculate their earnings.
  • Vehicle Details
  • Most of the time, business owners provide
    vehicles for delivery. A record of the fleet will
    allow better management. It is recommended to let
    the delivery personnel fill these details about
    the assigned vehicle to them.
  • Accept or Reject Delivery Tasks
  • Your delivery personnel must have a choice to
    accept/reject the delivery tasks according to
    their convenience. This gives them the liberty to
    work according to their situation and needs.
    Allow the package delivery person to work at
    his/her will.
  • Google map integration
  • This ensures that your delivery personnel will
    know the fastest or shortest route for the
    deliveries. Moreover, this is to ensure their
    safety during the movement. Apart from that, by
    following app guidelines they can improve their
  • Admins App
  • Details of the Delivery Person
  • Every administration must have complete details
    of its employees. This feature of your app gives
    access to delivery personnel-related information
    to your admin. It includes age, address, wage,
    nature of the job, etc.
  • Order tracking
  • It is not similar to the order tracking feature
    in customers or service providers apps. In
    admins app, this feature is meant to provide the
    track record of delivery personnel performance.
    This feature is vital from the business point of
  • Management of Payment
  • Employers have to make payments for employees
    salaries, delivery fees, etc. This feature will
    allow the admin of your on-demand app to manage
    the payments seamlessly.
  • History of Order
  • All the information related to upcoming
    deliveries, the name of the delivery person
    delivering a particular order, failed attempt to
    deliver, etc. should be a few clicks away for the
    admin. Detailed records of deliveries ensure a
    smooth work process.
What is the Cost of On-Demand App
Development? Basic Features In the previous
querys answer, basic features that must be a
part of your on-demand app are given. These
features include order tracking, order history,
payment options, etc. Without these features, you
cannot launch your on-demand app in the market.
Hence, these features create the base of mobile
app development costs. It is unavoidable and
mandatory to be incurred for every on-demand app
development project.
  • Advanced Features
  • Certain features do not make a compulsory part of
    your on-demand app. It is vital to include them
    because they are capable of making your app stand
    out among others. Some of these features are
    in-app calls, AR-integration, push notifications,
    etc. The addition of every advanced feature will
    lead to an addition to the overall cost. Hence,
    make a wise choice for the same.
  • Mobile App Development Platform
  • There is a choice between different mobile app
    development platforms like iOS and Android.
On one hand, where the Android play store asks
for one-time subscription fees. On the other
hand, the iOS app store asks for recurring
subscription fees. This does not mean you have to
choose the Android platform because it is
cheaper. To be honest, you cannot choose among
them blindly. Thorough knowledge of your target
audience is mandatory for this decision. It is
recommended to consult with experts working with
a mobile app development company. They will be
able to advise you on the right platform based on
your requirements.
  • The mobile app development platform does have a
    great impact on the overall cost but not the only
    determining factor.
  • Hiring Model
  • There are plenty of engagement models options in
    the market. You need to choose the most lucrative
    one for your app development services. The
    different types of hiring models are weekly,
    yearly, hourly, or fixed cost basis models.
  • You will have to choose among them according to
    your budget and needs. Your hiring model will
    impact the mobile app development cost immensely.
  • Make sure to take the on-demand app development
    services from a company that provides a choice
    among these hiring models.
  • Get the Cost Estimation of Your On-Demand App
  • On-demand apps provide convenience to users.
    Undoubtedly, in this hour of crisis, it is a
    smart decision to invest in the on-demand mobile
    app development. It is recommended to not get
    laid by the shining facts and statistics of this
  • You will need to work carefully on your idea,
    plan, and execution. There are possibilities that
    one mistake can crash your app completely.
Our 13 years of industry presence has allowed us
to understand the pain of hard work going in
vain. Sparx IT Solutions is a mobile app
development company that has helped hundreds of
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solutions. Do not let yourself regret it at a
later stage. There is no coming back from an app
store where the users reject your app. Make your
on-demand app flourish amid the pandemic with
maximum features at least cost. Exploit the
opportunity of satisfying the convenience needs
of the people!
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