In this age of technology, modern consumers are becoming increasingly demanding in all areas of business, most especially in the food industry. This means that, nowadays, if you own a cafe or restaurant you need to look for newer ways to interact with your audience. One of the innovative marketing tools which has proven to be reliable and successful in BC businesses and which we can boldly say will help promote your business to a greater level is the Mobile app. Mobile apps for a restaurant when built and promoted correctly will create a better interactive environment for both the business owners and the customers and will also solve other food industry related issues at the same time.
WOXAPP software company can provide quality and affordable mobile app developmental services for restaurants of different types and sizes and also provide support to help your business stay competitive and profitable.
Why is it important to create an app for restaurants?
- A modern user subconsciously assumes that a modernized business should have better access to the customers using applications, which makes them trustworthy and restaurants are no exception.
- You can increase the productivity of your staff and help them to save and spend their time more significantly.
- The possibility to stay in touch with your guests and create personalized offers for them.
- The opportunity to have free of charge promotion. News of your services and achievements will go viral on social media and by word of mouth out of free will, your users will recommend your business to others (of course, only if your service is really worth talking about and your restaurant app is worth using).
- With a restaurant app, you will always have an opportunity to receive real customer feedback, monitor the rating of your establishment in real time and respond quickly to problems.
What functionality should be implemented if you want to build a restaurant app?
A mobile app for ordering food can have the following functional capacities.
- Generation of a unique ordering code.
- Synchronization with the restaurant accounting system.
- Receipt of the detailed information about the order online: the dishes, the quantity, and the cost.
- Distribution of the order payment with other participants. It’s possible to choose certain dishes from the general list and pay for them. Other visitors will be able to pay the rest or part of the order when entering the same unique code.
- Paying tips to the waiter.
- Receiving a digital receipt of the order via e-mail.
- Notification about successful payment of the order.
How to decide on the most important features to build a restaurant app and make it profitable?
The main functionalities of the restaurant app is the ability to view the menu, receive order, show deliveries and with an online payment system. The menu should be easy to view and for the users to make a choice and most importantly, ordering through the restaurant application should be more convenient than any other ways.
However, there are set of specific features which depends on the concept of your restaurant and most be taking into consideration. For example,
- if you own a fast food cafe, the order form should be as simple as possible, and the menu should be short and clear;
- if you need to build an app for a luxury restaurant, then you may need to create a form for reservations of table and offer your guests privileges via an app;
- if the area of focus is entertainment, besides food, then think about the possibility of the users inviting friends and sharing events with them.
How do we create a restaurant app?
The task to build a restaurant app, as well as any other solution, should always start with careful analysis. Competition in this sector is huge, that’s why before the internet marketing specialist starts work, he studies the market, the target audience, their expectations and demands.
- Product idea and business expertise.
- Project evaluation and proposal.
- Product design.
- Backlog and development contract.
- Planning a Sprint.
- Provide help to launch your app.
People come to our company to realize their idea of a mobile restaurant application, web resource or automate business processes. We conduct free business-expertise, advise the client and finalize the ideological component of the project, taking into account the needs of users.
The project team is evaluated by the development team, after that, the client receives a preliminary commercial proposal for the development of the restaurant application.
After having clear understanding of what the users expect from the application, we proceed to the prototyping process. A competently built interface is a guarantee that the user can quickly understand how the restaurant application will help solve his problem. You get an opportunity to look at the functionality of the future application without the software part.
We draw the design of all screens and the basic features of a restaurant application. We use the recommendations of Google and Apple to design the application. We take care that the graphics solutions are understandable and convenient. In the end, you will get a design that will set you apart from the competition.
Meeting with the product-hunter, discussing the details of the project. The team develops backlog for the whole project together with the customer. After the approval of backlog, the contract on development is signed with the customer.
An agreement with the customer on what development tasks that will be performed on the nearest sprint.
A demonstration to the customer the results for 2 weeks of development. The team analyzes the risks and problems, completes the sprint, optimizes the further development of the application.
We can prepare descriptions and graphic materials in order to publish your app on Play Market or App Store.
Restaurant app development cost
The project cost depends on the time spent on the development, the complexity, and level of the specialists who are going to implement the project. We will be able to state an exact cost of the future mobile app only after we have understood the cost of all necessary expenditures. The cost of a restaurant mobile app is affected by such factors as design, complexity and functional capacities of the app.
What guarantees do you get asking us to build a restaurant app?
- The obligations are stipulated in the Agreement which is concluded between you and our company before starting work.
- We guarantee that your mobile app will be published on App Store or Google Play.
Requirements for our clients at the stage of the project estimate:
- Successful experience in developing projects for medium and large scale businesses.
- Business expertise in the development of start-ups.
- A team of 7 specialists when developing a restaurant application or a website for the food industry.
- Uniqueness, no standard solutions.
- Term - development from 3 months.
- Transparent control system and flexibility in restaurant application development.
You can learn more about the mobile app development cost for your restaurant or café right now. Fill in a simple form and get the cost of your future app calculated. It’s free of charge and doesn’t impose any obligation on you.