Food delivery apps such as Uber Eats offer significant opportunities for businesses looking to move into the app space. How easy is it, however, to build an android app, and can you do it without a deep bench in IT and an even deeper budget? The answer is, yes, thanks to the latest philosophy in app development— the MVP.
What is an MVP app? An MVP is your Minimum Viable Product. Rather than focusing on a complex tech stack that takes time and money, an MVP app focuses instead on just what you need to execute your app’s core functions. Usability rather than functionality is key.
Why take this approach? For one, it saves time and money, allowing for a time to release that runs several weeks as opposed to several months and budgets as low as a few thousand dollars. From a business perspective, however, it allows you to test the market with your solution in a safe and cautious way. The soft launch of an MVP gives you time to gather feedback from users and data so that you know what is working and what is not for your end user. In this way, market fit can be perfected before you scale up to a larger solution.
Tech Stack for Your App
What do you need in your tech stack for a food delivery MVP? MVP experts at Builder.ai offer the following as the core feature sets for their Uber Eats template:
- Delivery Estimator
- Email Login
- Facebook Login
- Forgot Password
- Google Login
- Language Options
- Notification Settings
- Photo Library
- Post Creation
- Product Recommendation Engine
- Promo Codes
- Search History
- Shopping Cart
- Splash Screen
- Statistics & Reports
- Summary Card
Will you need all this or perhaps more? Fortunately, with the MVP approach tailoring your tech stack to your business needs is easy, allowing you to add, remove, or even customize features as needed. The app template may be based on Uber Eats; your business, however, is looking for its own take on the idea. The builder makes it easy to edit your feature set so that you can position yourself as a unique solution in the space and capture unaddressed users.
Builder Studio provides the ideal UI for creating your food delivery app. The focus is on budget and timeline; in fact, sliders in the studio let you edit your tech stack in an instant so that it lines up with both. When creating a food delivery app, Builder sets you up with an initial two-stage process, consisting of a Development stage and a Full Build stage. If you want to take your time, you can even edit this, adding in a Prototype stage and even a Product Roadmap stage in the beginning. Again, the goal is to get you what you need and do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. The company even offers monthly payments and edits your billing if you end up finishing your project ahead of schedule.
After launch, you can access ongoing maintenance services via Builder Care. This offering from the company ensures that your app stays on top of updates and remains bug-free in the long term. Builder Care’s team of developers constantly monitor and update the core pieces in your tech stack so that they are always ready. App maintenance in the past had historically been one of the biggest budget drains in any app build. Now, you can sidestep all that with this proactive approach.
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