How much does it cost to create a restaurant food ordering mobile app?

YEREVAN, Armenia - Nov. 19, 2021 - PRLog -- Food delivery is one of the fastest-growing trends in the food industry. According to Statista, revenue in the online food delivery segment is projected to reach US$270,317m in 2021.

Nowadays, more and more businessmen who are in the food industry are planning to invest in the creation of an on-demand food ordering app. And the first question that arises is how much it will cost to create an online food ordering mobile app. Well, there are a number of factors that affect the overall cost of building a mobile app. These factors are:

Features & Functionalities: One of the main factors that affect the cost of development are the features and functionalities of the app. Obviously, a basic restaurant food ordering app with basic features would cost cheaper, while a complex app with basic as well as advanced features would cost a lot more.

Platforms: The number of platforms such as iOS, Android, and Web affects the cost of development. However, if the app is a native app, different versions will be developed for different platforms which will cost more as opposed to a hybrid app.

Developer's Location: Developers in different countries charge different hourly rates. For instance, in the US, building a food delivery app can cost between $50 and $250 per hour. The developers in Eastern Europe charge between $30 and $150 per hour, and in India, developers charge between $10 and $80 per hour.

Basically, your mobile app development team will include:
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Backend/Frontend Developer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Software Tester

Design: A user-friendly and highly responsive app design with advanced technologies would cost more than a basic design.

Must-Have Features for A Restaurant Food Ordering App

Features for the Customer
  • Registration and Profile Creation
  • Searching
  • Reviewing the Restaurant Profile
  • Adding Food to Cart and Scheduling Orders
  • Making Payments
  • Providing Delivery Person's Contact Information
  • Tracking in Real-Time
  • Reviewing Order History
  • Rating the Food

Features for the Admin
  • Registration and Managing Profile
  • Assigning Orders
  • Dashboard

Features for the Delivery Person
  • Registering and Customizing Profiles
  • Handling Orders
  • Tracking GPS and Navigation
  • Status Update
  • Delivery History

Summing up, a food delivery app development will likely cost between $12,000 to $20,000 for a basic app, while a more complex app may cost over $40,000 depending on the requirements of your business.

For more information on how to create a restaurant app, see the following article:

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