When smartphones were introduced in the mid-2000s, it would open many doors, but little did anyone know that certain on-demand apps like transportation, hospitality, and food delivery services would completely transform how people interact with daily actions such as grabbing takeout.
In the past decade, the rise of on-demand apps in North America has been gigantic, and thanks to the growing ease-of-use of these platforms, it’s become easier to obtain services.
If you have the next big on-demand app idea, and are looking for a mobile app developer who understands the wants and needs of Android users (who make up a whopping 51% of all smartphone users worldwide), you should read this to get a better sense of how you can create apps that people actually want to use.
Take notes. Then, come back and read this article where we present as inspiration a few of the best on-demand apps that are not only popular, but are dominating their fields. Then take notes again.
Connecting drivers with riders became a light bulb idea for Uber founders Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. After realizing that taxi fares were quite expensive, Camp and Kalanick came up with a revolutionary idea.
They created a transportation app that allows you to use your smart phone to order a ride from where you’re located. Since 2009, the ride-hailing company has been a remarkable on-demand app. With its social media marketing strategies, it’s become one of the most valuable companies on the globe.
Since 1998, OpenTable has been a helping hand to restaurants of all sizes. Restaurants, even the popular ones, always have full tables, making people wait longer to get seated. This on-demand app helps people find and book a table for any occasion.
For over twenty years, OpenTable has been used by customers of over 52,000 restaurants in North America. The business model continues to help restaurants not only run more efficiently, but grow their businesses as well.
Postmates is one of the many popular delivery services in North America. The platform allows the customer to order items from local stores. It can be anything from groceries, fast-food, or even alcohol.
Plus, Postmates is available 24 hours a day and all year long. Unlike other companies such as Amazon, this connects customers with couriers within minutes, meaning delivery can come within an hour.
4] Door Dash
Door Dash is similar to Postmates, but this app focuses more on the food delivery service. The company allows users to order food from the restaurant of their choosing.
The app provides the user with the ability to track the driver’s location and the estimated time of delivery. While Door Dash’s focus is food, they have also expanded to feature alcohol delivery. As it expands to other spaces, it will continue to grow.
Airbnb is the alternative for booking a hotel. This online marketplace allows people to rent out their homes for guests. Since its inception, the company has become a popular hospitality service everywhere in the world.
Users can click on listings which include sizes of the spaces, amenities, pricing, check-in information and house rules. However, before reservations are final, the host of the unit must approve of your application.