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How to make a food delivery app like Uber Eats in 2020?

arateg profile image Arateg Updated on ・3 min read

A food delivery service is a great way to meet customer needs in our busy world. People enjoy searching for dishes via smartphones and tablets as it is fast and simple. Café and restaurant owners, as well as investors and other stakeholders, can benefit from digital solutions. With a mobile app like Uber Eats, you will gain a significant competitive advantage while boosting sales and user satisfaction.

Here are statistics on online food delivery services:

  1. Creating food delivering apps, restaurants can increase sales by up to 25%.

  2. The online food delivery market is anticipated to reach $55 billion in 2022, raising from $20 billion in 2017.

  3. In the next 5 years, online food delivery business is predicted to grow to nearly 80%.

  4. By now, cashless transactions associated with food ordering reached more than $210 billion.

The Key Features of an Uber Eats-Like Food Delivery App

Customer App Features

Customer app development (iOS, Android): 400 hours, $20,000

Sign up/Log in
Let your customers quickly create an account to order foods, providing them with hassle-free and multi-option registration.

Order Placing
Choosing a restaurant, foodstuff, and make regular or customized orders.

Food Categories, Search
Оffer a detailed look of everything available in the menu of the selected restaurant along with a search bar using keywords.

Order Checkout
Allow users to alter the chosen items. After the foodstuff is selected, the app automatically calculates the final bill.

Payment Methods
Provide your customers with multiple options to make a payment.

Order Tracking
GPS and real-time updating allow customers to track a delivery man once the order is picked from the restaurant.

Ratings and Reviews
Let your users read and share their experience with a restaurant by a five-star rating or detailed review.

Customers get SMS or push notifications about their order status.

Restaurant App Features

Restaurant app development: 200 hours, $10,000

Restaurants can sign up, add photos and make profile updates.

Menu Management
Adding menu, or removing items from it.

Order Management
Seeing all the orders details to accept/reject orders placed by customers.

Track Delivery Man
Restaurants can also track a delivery man to check the order delivery status.

Manage Earnings
Restaurants get access to track and manage their earnings.

Reviews panel
Restaurants can manage reviews by customers and leave comments.

Delivery App Features
Delivery app development (iOS, Android): 400 hours, $20,000

Register/Log in
Delivery drivers can register their profile and manage account and payment info.

Order Management
Delivery boy receives order details and customer destination to accept/reject orders.

Delivery drivers can set their available time and location to accept orders.

Orders Status Tracking
Delivery boys provide customers with real-time updates as to driver's current location.

In-App Navigation
Delivery boys can easily reach their destination with the help of the GPS, location and navigation services.

Delivery men can keep track of their orders and earnings, viewing daily revenue report.

Admin Panel Features

Admin panel development: 200 hours, $10,000

Sign up/Log in
App owners can easily register and log in personal accounts.

Advanced Analytics
Admin can track activities like numbers of orders and the most popular location or time.

Restaurant Management
Admin can add/remove restaurants and delivery drivers.

Payment Management
Admin can manage payments and set commissions received from each order.

Manage Categories & Menu
Admin can add new category and menu, or delete existing ones.

Deliveries View
Admin can know about delivery status of orders and their history.

Inform customers and restaurants about special offers and other important things.

Manage Reviews
Manage reviews from customers and resolve possible disputes with restaurants.

How much and how long

There are multiple factors affecting the total cost of development of an app like Uber Eats. App complexity and size, additional features, mobile platforms the app to run on, and location where your project is being handled affect the cost significantly.

Check out the team structure required and detailed cost of Uber Eats-like app development.

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