Guide to Food Delivery App Development : Cost & Must-Have Features
Mobile App Development

Guide to Food Delivery App Development : Cost & Must-Have Features

Nowadays, people are hustling all the time especially the young generation, they find cooking very difficult and monotonous, and hence they are shifting from cooking at home to get their food on the door-step.

The idea of getting your favorite steaming hot dish at the comfort of your house is remarkable, and that’s when the need for developing a food-delivery app arises.

Probably that’s when the food delivery giants saw an opportunity and entered the food delivery app development market to expand their business.  

Food delivery giants such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, Talabat, and Grubhub have made an enormous success by delivering food at people’s door-step. This success ratio has inspired many startuppers to build a food delivery mobile application. And why wouldn’t they? Taking advantage of the need and converting it into a successful business venture is profitable. 

If you are also related to the food business and wonder how to develop a food ordering application, then stick to this article. This article is an amalgamation of steps, feature list, and cost.

As we described earlier, there are many food delivery businesses, but here we are taking Talabat as an example for your better understanding. 

 

Brief about Talabat

 

Talabat is an accessible food delivery app based in Qatar. The entrepreneurs from Kuwait launched this app idea in Kuwait, thinking if this works in Kuwait, they will cover more. The plan worked just as they expected, and in no time they included UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, and Qatar. 

The name “Talabat” is derived from the Arabic language, which means “Orders.” This app has an exquisite design and is super user friendly. Talabat allows users to search their favorite restaurants, browse the dishes, and get it delivered at the comfort time at the desired location. 

With many payment choices, they allow users to pay from  Credit cards, Debit cards, and cash on delivery.

consider to develop an app like Talabat

Steps you will have to consider to develop an app like Talabat.

 

If you want to make an app like Talabat, then these simple steps will help you keep you sorted. The following list is a simple breakdown of simple steps to develop your future food delivery app. 

  1. Validate your app idea
  2. Fix a food delivery app development cost
  3. Find out mobile app development company (Local/ Outsource)
  4. List out main features
  5. Define Technologies to use with your dev. partner
  6. Get your app wireframe
  7. UI/UX design
  8. Get your app development
  9. Launch the app

Feature list to Make an App like Talabat

Feature list

 

Talabat is an aggregator model, and hence we are going to describe the Aggregator model. An Aggregator model has three various models such as, 

  • The customer app
  • The admin app
  • The delivery person app

Let’s talk about them in detail.

Let’s have a little sneak peek at how the Talabat app works and the basic features. 

 

 User Panel Features:

  • Hassle-free sign in
  • The fast and easy ordering process
  • Geolocation tracking 
  • Enormous discounts
  • Multiple payment options
  • No hidden charges 
  • Fastest delivery
  • Push notification

Restaurant app feature list:

  • Manage orders from customers
  • Manage food 
  • Manage payment
  • Check review and rating to increase services. 
  • Check order history
  • Restaurants can accept/decline orders.

Delivery panel: 

  • Login/signup
  • Accept/Decline order delivery. 
  • In-app chat or call 
  • Geolocation tracking
  • Push notifications
  • Navigation map

Admin Panel

  •  Manage Users, Delivery men, and Restaurant
  • Location management
  • Promote offers, discount, and promotional codes
  •  Manage payment
  • App Security
  • Notification management
  •  Map Location
  • Manage Refund/Order cancellation

Advanced features of Talabat app 

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Social media integration for a hassle-free registration
  • You can choose the preferred timings for delivery. 
  • Add multiple addresses for fast checkout. 
  • Daily updates via push notifications about a new dish, restaurant, or even new offer
  • The geolocation with real-time tracking keeps the users hooked to your app.
  • Customized push notifications

Now we hope you understand how Talabat works and what features you’ll require to build an app like Talabat. 

Technology stack 

  • Restaurant list: Grubhub API, FourSquare API
  • For finding the user’s location: Google Places API, Core location Framework
  • Storage: Amazon cloud storage
  • Analytics: Google analytics
  • Cloud: AWS, Azure
  • Registration: Facebook SDK Login
  • Payment: Braintree, Paypal, Stripe
  • Directions: Google maps, Mapkit
  • Cost

When you calculate the cost to make an app like Talabat, you should consider some factors that affect the price. The factors are listed below check that out. 

  1. Location-based & Hourly charge 
  2. Complexity
  3. Platforms
  4. Wireframes and UI/UX
  5. Backend infrastructure & App administration
  6. Maintenance

These are the main factors that affect the price of your app. Depending on the features you choose, the designer team will start preparing the wireframe. After you approve the wireframe, they will make the app design.

And lastly, the development partner will launch the app. The cost of developing a food delivery app like Talabat would be around $10,000 to $30,000, depending upon your business model and ideation. 

You must know that the Platform you choose to launch your app will make a massive impact on the cost calculation. For example, if you want to launch your app on both platforms, it will cost you more. 

Moreover, you can choose “Cross-platform app development” to cut down the cost. Choosing “Cross-platform app development” will also allow you to launch your app on both the major platforms. 

Mobile app development company in Kuwait covers all the charges, including platform, design, app testing, Quality assurance, and app deployment. 

Final words

 

We know that developing a food delivery app like Talabat is not easy in this competitive scenario. Still, you can seat rest assured if you choose a professional development partner. 

However, if you are going to extend your business, then you will need to extend your research as well because research is evenly essential. If you do the research from your end, you will know what you want in your project, making the whole development process more convenient. 

For example, you can do research about what new restaurant to add in your app to what dishes and cuisines are most popular at the moment. And then you can make changes into your app. This will attract the spotlight on your app.  

If you are looking for a trusted development partner for your food delivery app development project, then UnaryTeam is happy to assist you in turning your dreams into reality.