Mobile applications development companies have been well answering to the call of on-demand economy and sweating it out to build apps that will get services to the doorsteps of consumers. When in need of a car to ride away or a maid to take care of their homes, people today can just go through their mobile screens, open an app and hire the same. While the on-demand economy will thrive because it is making daily lives of people more resourceful by providing them great convenience, there are multiple business sectors that are leveraging the idea of on-demand apps.
Let’s discuss some of the prominent business areas where on-demand services app is playing its part well and generating new revenue streams for the entrepreneurs.
#1 Local services
The story of on-demand services started out when some local shops or food stores started delivering their products on the doorsteps of consumers staying with a proximate range. App has been the medium for customers to view their products and place orders.
Following the trend, many big and small food-centres, grocery stores, clothing and retail outlets started out with their own on-demand deliveries. Major triggers for the customers to use their apps are the comfort of shopping from home, bit cheaper prices, can search over a range of products, and can even shop from the stores which are not at a convenient location.
#2 Personal Utility services
Use of on-demand apps also shore up tremendously in the realm of personal utility and healthcare services. Apps in these segment include services of stylists, fitness trainers, therapists, body spa, tailoring and so forth. While to avail any of these, people earlier have to either walk into the services centres or call beforehand to get appointments, with apps they are now getting all personal and healthcare treatment at their homes.
With easy-to-use apps, people can now view the types of services offered, hire an executive and get themselves served. Even payments are going cashless with such apps, as customers have the option to make in-app payments using credit/debit cards.
There’s no stopping to the evolution of on-demand services in travel and transportation. Perhaps the fastest growing type of apps business, ‘private cars on hire’ is the recent buzz of all metropolitan towns and cities. Also available with facilities of pool or shuttle, on-demand cab services are gradually overshadowing the conventional taxis, available less and from the stands. Contrary to this, people can now hire a cab right from their present location. They get to see the cabs available in their proximity via the app and tap on ‘hire’ to get themselves picked up.
#4 Homecare Services
There’s more of the on-demand apps! Apart from personal care, they are now available for different household services including laundry, home cleaners, cooks, electricians, plumbers, babysitters, pet sitters, etc. So, instead of searching for services providers from different sources and approaching them personally, they can use apps. They are performing the role of a middle-man between the homemakers and the services centers. Furthermore, with such an app, service providers can now tap profits from the distant markets apart from the locals.
To cut it short, on-demand mobile applications development is booming fast. Even before companies can realise what an on-demand app can do to their business, consumers are getting crazy over the trend. And, why not? Those apps are like mini-guide in their pockets, helping them get what they want in minutes. Soon a time may come when people won’t venture out of their homes to look for a service or product.