One of the core industries on which the rise of mobile apps had an immense impact is the food industry. The utilization of innovative technologies on smart handheld devices has disrupted the way consumers research, book reservations, and order food online. It is indicative that the delivery mobile app market was valued at $3.79 billion and is projected to reach $16.6 billion, representing a 27.9% growth rate.
By integrating mobile apps in their infrastructure, food-related businesses have uncovered new revenue streams that were previously inaccessible and have streamlined core functionalities that optimize operational costs. A survey showed that 67% of Americans prefer to use mobile apps for ordering food, while 63% said they had abandoned a digital order because of poor user experience. At AppFlow we utilize the feedback provided by merchants and consumers to develop an advanced mobile app creation platform that will effectively tackle the most stressful points in the food industry.
When it comes to food delivery services, millennials are the most demanding audience as they spend a large part of their income for ordering their food online. They are looking for user-friendly mobile apps that simplify the process of food ordering, the ability to conveniently customize their order, and versatile payment options.
If you are looking to create a frictionless mobile app for a food business, below you can find some of the main features that can be integrated with AppFlow.
Food Ordering and Reservations: Individual businesses are frequently unable to build their native mobile application due to limited financial resources. The launch of AppFlow will revolutionize the food industry and give business owners the opportunity to create robust mobile apps in the most cost-efficient way. Owners will be able to increase their customer base and maximize their revenue from reservations, through an AppFlow mobile app that will offer an unprecedented user experience.
Aggregated Food Ordering Services: Such mobile apps are increasingly becoming more popular, as they provide a broad list of restaurants that consumers can choose from to order their food. Aggregated food ordering mobile apps utilize the smart device’s location services to show the available restaurants within the range of the consumer. Additionally, consumers can filter their favorites by category, compare prices and find daily offers or discounts.
Push Notifications: Merchants can use this feature to broadcast real-time notifications with the permission of the user. Call-to-action messages can automatically pop-up on mobile devices when consumers approach a certain distance range, by utilizing geolocation.
Versatile Payments: Consumers use mobile apps to order their food, to avoid the hassle of physically visiting the restaurants. Comfort is their main priority and food ordering mobile apps should offer numerous payment methods. With AppFlow, mobile app creators will be able to integrate renowned traditional payment processors and online payment gateways that many consumers prefer lately.
Reviews: People are now able to evaluate and rate their experience from a restaurant or an online food ordering service. Consumers now have the ability to leave their feedback, which can be widely impactful to a business. Merchants can now utilize this data to improve their services and remain competitive in an industry that is progressively going online.