Key steps on an on-demand app development

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On-demand apps are highly popular nowadays, and many companies have already taken advantage of them. Through an app, many service providers can represent themselves in the market. And the customer can directly request the service whenever they need it at any time. This will completely eliminate the offline methods which are time-wasting in our rapidly changing world.

As per the survey, 45% of the adult population is using on-demand services for fulfilling their needs. What if you decide to build an on-demand app for your service? No problem, just read this article where we explain all things you need to know about on-demand mobile app development.

The process for creating an on-demand solution is the same as the process for creating any other application, but this one incorporates the on-demand approach. On one hand, you are going to enter a fairly competitive market environment, but on the other hand, on-demand solutions are quite popular and new enough that there is room in the market for more businesses.

Here is what you need to do step by step when considering the development of an on-demand app:

Define customer needs. To find out what the needs of your potential users are, think about Uber's approach. What does a segment of customers want to access in an easier manner than what is currently available?

Research existing solutions. The on-demand sphere is quite competitive, so you need to determine the specifics of applications that already exist for a particular market, find the gaps, and suggest ways of filling that need better than competitors.

Choose a development partner. Consider companies with experience in your niche. For example, if you are looking for on-demand food delivery app development services, get in touch with the companies that have food apps in their portfolio.

Prioritize features. The features we mentioned above and a quote from a development partner are enough to get started with your app project, however, you should take the specifics of your solution into account. There may be a need for more features that can deliver a truly innovative experience.

Create an MVP. Creating a minimum viable product is essential when entering a highly competitive environment since it will help you gain a competitive edge. After your MVP is launched, you will have an opportunity to gather feedback from your target audience and use those insights to continue product development and make improvements.

Think about future updates. Following the Lean approach, you shouldn't stop with just product improvements. You should always test and validate each new idea. Make sure you do KPI measurements before and after publishing a feature to actually measure its impact. If the impact is not significant - be solid to remove the feature, as otherwise, you will need to spend time on maintaining it in the future. As you see there is not something impossible but precise sequence of steps that will allow you to get your app (in the form of MVP) in 2-3 months.
Volodymyr Andrushenko
Co-founder, Business development specialist at CookieDev
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