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How to Make an App Like DoorDash?

By Snigdha | August 8, 2022 5:34 pm  | 5-min read

As most businesses are acknowledging the need to provide on-demand services, the food industry, in particular, has adapted to this business model really well. Today, most people are looking for solutions that will save them time. Most people prefer ordering their food instead of going all the way to their favorite restaurant while spending hours stuck in traffic.

This trend is particularly strong among the younger generation that prefers to dine in luxury at home instead of dining out. This is why food delivery services like DoorDash are gaining popularity.

Have you ever thought about creating an app on your own? What is it that stopped you? Was it the intimidating advanced technology? Was it the expenses involved? Or was it the skills you knew you did not have? Appy Pie’s no-code platform lets you allay all these fears! You can create an app just like DoorDash in minutes without learning to code and do it in a pocket-friendly manner.

What is DoorDash?

DoorDash is an on-demand food delivery app that lets the app users order food from a restaurant of their choice and get it delivered to their doorstep. The app claims to have its services in more than 7000 different cities across the US, Japan, Australia, and Canada. As per Backlinko, in Q1 of 2021, DoorDash had more than 20 million active consumers. It will further help you understand the scale of the brand when you learn that, as per a report from FreightWaves, DoorDash’s revenue was $1.46 billion in Q1 of 2022, which was a 35% increase compared to the previous year’s Q1.

Top features you must add to an on-demand food delivery app like DoorDash

DoorDash has met with great success as a food delivery service app, and it is because of the awesome features it offers. Make sure that you include the following features if you plan to make an app similar to DoorDash.

  1. Registration

    This feature needs to be included for customers and restaurants both. They must be able to create an account easily through email or social media and login into the account while retaining their configuration from their last login. Allowing the customers to log in to your food delivery app through social networks like Facebook or Twitter makes the registration process quick and easy.

  2. Search

    Include restaurant listings created by the partnering restaurants with all the necessary details like name, distance, location, menu, etc., so that the hungry diners can easily find the restaurant they are looking for. Also, make sure that you enable filters, making it easy to apply desired criteria before starting a search for a restaurant.

  3. Ordering

    Allow the app users to quickly add, remove or edit items as they place an order for their meal. Another point to remember here is that the customers should be able to view their complete order and make any changes they want to their order before moving on to the payment phase.

  4. Payment

    It is a good idea to include as many payment gateways and payment methods as possible. Different users would have different preferred payment methods, and if you exclude some of them, you will lose a chunk of your target market.

  5. Order Tracking

    Tracking the progress of your order increases the patience of a customer who is looking for instant gratification and is not ready to wait for longer than needed. This feature also eliminates the need for a customer to call the restaurant or the delivery person repeatedly for updates on their order.

  6. Rating and Reviews

    Make your food delivery app interactive by letting your customers express their opinion. Let the app users rate their food delivery experience and the restaurant and leave a review.

  7. Delivery Person Profile

    Delivery persons should be able to make their profile by entering their information and providing due documentation and identification before they can start making deliveries. They should be able to create accounts and must log into their accounts before they can start accepting orders.

  8. Admin Panel

    The admin panel is the single most important feature for a restaurant partner. This admin panel must include information about all the incoming orders, status of orders, delivery personnel locations, and any specific instructions from the customers. The admin panel can provide an excellent top view of all the critical functions that are taking place in real-time.

  9. Drop Location

    The app users for your on-demand delivery service app should be able to set precise drop locations for their home, office, or any other location they want to get their food delivered.

How to make an app like DoorDash?

We have talked about the essential features for your app like DoorDash, and now it is time to talk about how to make an app like DoorDash. True, it can be intimidating to take on the complex project of creating an app for delivery services like DoorDash. But, with Appy Pie, all these fears can be laid to rest finally.

Let us now discuss how you can create apps similar to DoorDash using Appy Pie’s proprietary no-code platform.

  1. Give your app a name

    Select the right app category, design theme, and app layout to create your unique food delivery app.

  2. Integrate on-demand delivery feature

    Edit the app content, add your brand logo, tweak the features, and make your app exactly how you want.

  3. Test and launch

    Once you are happy with your app, test it on real devices. Tweak to handle bugs and crashes, and your app is ready to go live!


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