How to choose professional food delivery app developers?
The food delivery industry in India has ballooned over the last ten years, making online food ordering a highly coveted business to undertake. During 2015, the size of the food delivery industry in India was only USD 27.6 million.
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By the end of 2020, the industry’s size swelled to USD 4.35 billion. The present valuation of the food delivery industry in India is USD 13 billion and by the end of 2025, the size of the food delivery industry in India is expected to reach USD 21.41 billion.
Clearly, the growth of the food delivery industry in India has been exponential. This is primarily because FDIs have been pouring into this industry since 2017 and because the number of internet and mobile app users in India has been increasing exponentially since 2014.
Currently, the online food ordering business is very lucrative and profitable in India. Any food aggregator firm, restaurant business, or cloud kitchen that develops a high-end food delivery app can mint money (make millions or billions of dollars of profit) in the food delivery industry.
You therefore might be thinking of developing your own online food ordering app but might not know which food delivery clone app developers to consult.
Don’t worry. By the end of this article, you will get a fair idea of how to identify genuine food delivery app developers and develop a top-notch food delivery app to mint money in the food delivery industry in India.
Why you should prefer app development agencies over freelancers
Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer to this question. Whom you choose for your food delivery app development project depends on a multitude of factors including your app requirements and budget. We shall have a detailed study of the pros and cons of each approach in the coming section.
Freelancers who are well versed with the required app development programming language/s can be chosen for your food delivery app development project. It is always better to check the freelancers’ resumes and hire someone with proven experience in the app development domain. While freelancers in India are cost-effective to hire and can develop a food delivery app for you, there are quite a few cons to hiring them like:
You cannot enter into contracts with them and secure their commitment to the food delivery app development project.
They cannot provide maintenance or social media promotion for your food delivery app once the project is complete.
Freelancers might also be working for other clients. So, their attention and commitment to your project might be divided, which may lead to poor results or not all of your project requirements being fulfilled.
Since your hired freelancer will do all the aspects of your app development project, it will certainly take a longer time for him or her to deliver the final app after testing it when compared to the time taken by app development agencies for the same project. So, you really have to follow up with your freelancer to ensure that your food delivery app development project is completed within the given deadline.
Freelance app developers are not bound by the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) act of the Indian government. Hence, they may leak your food delivery app layout and fictionality ideas to their other clients or your competitors.
You have to ensure that your hired freelancer speaks the same language that you’re comfortable with (it could be English or any other Indian regional language). Otherwise, coordination during the course of project execution will become a problem.
Generally, startups in the food industry that have a budget of less than USD 10,000 for their food delivery app development project will opt for hiring freelancers.
App development agencies
App development agencies will be more professional and dedicated to your project than freelance food delivery app developers. This is because you can enter into contracts with app development firms to ensure that you receive your project’s deliverables on time. You can even sue the app development firm if your food delivery app development project has been executed incorrectly or is delayed beyond acceptable limits.
App development companies will have their own licenses, office spaces, and staff to execute their interim projects. They usually employ industry best practices and the latest coding technologies to flawlessly execute app development projects.
If you approach a genuine app development agency for your food delivery app development project, they will have conferences with you and thoroughly analyze and understand your project’s functional and nonfunctional requirements before proceeding ahead with your project.
Genuine app development agencies will have an official website that lists their app development portfolios and clients’ testimonials. So, you can be sure of getting a high quality food delivery app from them.
They will also coordinate with you in every step of the app development process and keep you informed regarding the progress of the project undertaken. They will leave no room for anxiety during the entire course of the project’s execution.
While you can be sure of getting a high quality food delivery app from genuine app development firms, they do have some cons over hiring freelancers which are:
They will cost you more than hiring freelancers for your food delivery app development project as they need to pay their staff’s salaries and also cover miscellaneous operational expenses like office rent, electricity bill, etcetera.
You need to ensure that their office hours coincides with your available time to ensure effective coordination during the course of your project’s execution.
You need to ensure that the app development agency that you are consulting with has a good organizational culture and is transparent in its dealings. Otherwise, disgruntled employees might mess up your project.
Generally, startups in the food industry that have a budget exceeding USD 10,000 for their food delivery app development project will consult with app development organizations.
So, in a nutshell, if you have a budget exceeding USD 10,000 for your food delivery app development project and want a top-notch food delivery app and professional service, you can consult with app development firms.
If you’re okay with a basic food delivery app and your budget for your food delivery app development project is under USD 10,000, you will be better off hiring a cost-effective yet skilled Indian freelance app developer. So, choose wisely.
If you’re looking for an on-demand food delivery app development company that can deliver to you a top-notch food delivery app at a reasonable cost, think no further than contacting us. Our mobile app development portfolio will amaze you and you certainly won’t be disappointed with our work.
How to weed out genuine app development agencies from shady ones
Now that you know that the food delivery industry in India is growing exponentially and that there is a lot of money to be made in this industry, you will most probably be thinking of developing a high-end food delivery app for your food preparation business (of any kind like food aggregator business, cloud kitchen, or restaurant business).
Here’s the problem. Only if you consult with a genuine app development firm, your food delivery app will be of good quality and will give you a high ROI. On the contrary, if you approach shady and hollow mobile app development agencies, you will not get the desired features in your food delivery app and it might not give you a positive ROI.
So, how do you filter bonafide app development agencies from shady and hollow ones? We’ll have a detailed study of that in the following section.
Check the agency’s app development portfolio
Any genuine app development organization will have a well-organized official website. In that website, the app development firm’s app development portfolios will be listed. Go through them and see if they sound honest and believable. If they do, then go ahead with consulting with the company.
An app development portfolio is nothing but the list of successfully completed app development projects by the app development agency.
See the company’s ex-clients’ reviews
This is a strong indicator of whether the app development firm is veritable or not. Numerous positive client reviews on the app development company’s official website signify that the app development agency is an authentic one.
More than three poor reviews indicate that the app development firm is not a genuine one and cannot execute your app development project satisfactorily. You should look for other app development agencies in that case.
See if they employ recommended app development practices
A company’s app development practices describe how the company will go about developing your on-demand food delivery app. Your client company’s app development practices have to be internationally recognized and recommended.
The company should not employ any illegal or sketchy methods to quickly complete your app development project. They should be open about their methods of working and keep you periodically updated regarding the project’s progress.
Check if they employ the latest coding technologi
Your app development agency should only employ the latest and most advanced coding technologies or platforms to develop your food delivery app. Only then your on-demand food delivery app will be feature-rich and will perform well.
Different coding technologies are used to develop apps for different mobile OS platforms. The coding language ‘Kotlin’ is used to develop high-performance native Android apps whereas the coding technology ‘Swift’ is used to develop high-performance native iOS apps.
Some mobile app development platforms like React Native, Xamarin, and Flutter can be used to develop cross-platform mobile apps (apps that can run on iOS as well as Android) but the performance of cross-platform mobile apps has been observed to be a shade lower than native apps.
So, you must tell your food delivery app development agency to employ that app coding technology that most suits your project requirements and the region of the world you are going to deploy your app in.
iOS apps are the most popular in developed nations like the USA, Canada, Japan, etcetera. Android apps on the other hand are widely used in developing nations like India, China, Malaysia, etcetera.
Check if they have a good organizational culture
Your food delivery app development organization should have a good work culture. Rather than dictating terms to their employees, the organization should allow some beneficial creativity in the food delivery app development process. Only then, you’ll get the best results.
If your app development agency is too strict with its employees, if it extracts too much work from its employees and gives them too little payments, and if it does not allow any room for creativity in the food delivery app development process; chances are that that agency’s employees will become disgruntled and mess up your project.
So, always choose a food delivery app development organization that’s liberal to the right extent and has conducive organizational culture to get the best results for your on-demand food delivery app development project.
Get to know the app development team
While clients’ testimonials are a strong indicator of the authenticity of an app development firm, they are not decisive indicators. You can’t judge an app development organization to be good or bad based on their client reviews alone because sometimes clients can be paid ransoms to give good reviews.
Therefore, interacting with the app development team and their manager personally is the best way to get a fair idea of the authenticity, attitude, and commitment of an app development agency.
Why you should consult with us
If you’re looking to hire food app developers with the right attitude, commitment, and organizational culture, then we’re the right company for you. We have quite a few years of proven experience in the mobile app development sector.
We have developed over 500 mobile apps for our clients as well as app stores. The exhilarated reviews that we have received from our ex-clients and our app development portfolio on our official website are proof of our high quality work.
We combine industry best practices and good organizational culture with years of knowledge, experience, and expertise in the mobile app development domain to deliver to you the best on-demand food delivery app. You won’t be disappointed if you discuss your project’s requirements with us.