Food is something that we all love, and what is better than reading your favorite book, chilling with your friends & family, watching a movie and ordering your favorite food at your doorstep with the help of food apps. Food delivery apps are playing a vital role today. Food apps like Swiggy, Zomato are acting as the main platform between the customers and the restaurants.
Today there are a number of startups getting into the food industry and each and every startup need is to have a mobile app. Developing a food ordering mobile app needs more technology and tools, it depends upon the kind of mobile app that you are developing. Food app development is not an easy process but includes more complex features and functionalities. The mobile app industry is one of the areas giving more revenue at present.
How the food delivery app operates
Ensure all the factors in the food app falls in the right place. Various stages of management include in the app from the food order to the doorstep delivery.
• Customer places an order – From the customer food app, as per their choice customers can select their food items from a variety of dishes.
• Restaurants/Hotels receives the order – Once the order is placed by the customer it is received by the respective restaurant owners on the other side.
• Order Acknowledgement – After receiving the order by the restaurants, customers are acknowledged and informed about the delivery time.
• Food preparation – After the acknowledgment, the restaurant starts to prepare the food which is ordered by the customer.
• Ready for delivery – The ordered food is finally prepared and gets ready for delivery.
• Food delivered to the customers – Through the restaurant’s delivery process the food delivered to the respective customers.
Food delivery app development features
Customer App Features
• User Signup – Customer can register through email or through social media like Facebook or Google
• Select the nearby restaurant – Select your favorite restaurant based upon location, timing, cuisines.
• Browse with the category list – Check the restaurant’s menu, price, specialties for ordering your food.
• Select the order – Select the food items which you are looking for and can add it to the cart.
• Order customization – Users can customize their orders by removing selected items or can make changes in the selected items.
• Checkout -The order can be placed after finalizing the ordered items in the cart.
• Push notifications – New restaurant information, additional features can be notified to the customers.
• Secure payment methods – For customers convenience multiple payment methods are made available, cash, debit card or credit card payments with more secure options.
• Reviews and ratings – Customers can review the services.
• Promos and offers – Special offers and promos are made available for the customers to get benefited from their services.
• Profile Management – Customers can manage their profile, can update their profile details, address, payment methods.
Vendor Panel Features
• Signup – Easy signup through Social media logins or through Emails
• Order Alters – After the user places an order an alter will be received at the restaurant end to make the order ready as soon as possible.
• Menu Customization – Changes in the menu can be changed by the restaurant owner as per his choice.
• Order Management – This feature allows us to manage the entire order history, the number of orders delivered, the number of orders received.
• Customer details – The vendor panel can able to maintain customer contact details for delivering the food.
• Payment Management – All kinds of payment methods are managed here, the way of payment done, whether through cash or card.
• Special offers – Restaurant owners can provide discounts, rewards, special offers.
Admin Panel Features
• Customer Management – Customer’s details can be checked by the customers their total number of orders, date and time and much more.
• Restaurant Management – New restaurants can be added by the admin or can be removed as per the admin’s choice.
• Revenue Management – All kinds of payment methods are managed here, the payment received from the customers, payment given to the restaurants.
• Notifications – Manage SMS, Emails to the registered customers as well as to the restaurants.
Ready to create your Own Food delivery app?
Lastly, the food ordering app has more demand and growth in the future. If you are looking for creating a food ordering app reach SMARTHER – One of the most trusted food delivery app development company to get your apps delivered at your budget and timeline. You can reach us to get the features and functionalities in detail.