Oct 10, 2017
Zomato is a popular social mobile application which connects food lovers and restaurant. Now Zomato doesn’t need an introduction as it has spread to 24 countries already. Zomato is an app which allows you to find nearby restaurants, check its menu and prices, check reviews and ratings given by users, view images and much more. Zomato was launched in 2008 and now it has become one of the most popular restaurant app. While Zomato grew in features and size but its core features remain the same, i.e. Discovery of restaurants and user reviews and ratings. Using the huge user base Zomato also provides sponsored content across the platform. Now Zomato has spread to over 10,000 cities across the world and is currently being used by more than 50 million people.
You can contact a professional mobile app development company if you want to build a mobile app similar to Zomato. Now Lets discuss about what makes Zomato so popular.
- Search every restaurant in the city
When you open the app you will have all the details about each and every restaurant on your phone.
- Restaurant which provides home delivery
Zomato app provides information about the restaurant which provides home delivery alongwith their charges.
- Get Reviews
If you hire mobile developers then they can provide this feature of getting reviews. Zomato allows it users to give their reviews and feedback about the restaurant for their taste, quality and service. Hence users can check the reviews before stepping into any restaurant.
- Booking a Table from app
Using Zomato you can book a table in the restaurants hence you won’t need to wait in the queue.
- Get directions
After choosing the restaurant you can select the map view to know how to reach there.
- Get more information
You can also get more information like the menu, prices, pictures, contact numbers, food delivery etc.
You can do a specific search in Zomato about a specific food or specific restaurant.
Some of the more features you can incorporate in your mobile app are:-
- Payment integration within app
- Geo-targeting with iBeacons
- Reserve with cab booking option
All of the above features can be included in the mobile app which you want to develop. Zomato can be the ideal example for you to follow.
When we are talking about building a complete Zomato like app then it requires to create four separate solutions:-
- Web Service
- Restaurant finder app
- On-demand food delivery app
The business app which allows restaurant owners to manage their presence and listings.
Hence before you go for development, you have to decide which functionality your mobile app should have.
Zomata has login and signup options which offer social media integration options and offer users to import their contacts from Facebook/Google+ as Zomato puts a lots of emphasis on the social component. Actually it’s a community of food lovers and not just a app to discover nearby restaurants. You can also offer Instagram integration which will allow users to share their food pics along with reviews.
Final Cost Estimation:-
As we have just discussed, the costing of any mobile app depends upon the features which you want to integrate into the app.
Let’s look at how much it will cost to design and develop an app. Mobile apps can be classified into three types:-
Basic mobile app – $ 1000 -5000
Moderated mobile app – $ 5000 – $ 15000
Complex mobile app – It depends on various factors
A rough estimation for restaurant app like Zomato would be around $ 15000- 25000 which can vary based upon the features and complexities involved. Normally this type of app can take anywhere between 16-20 weeks to complete. In this type of app, the ad engine and the elaborate backend are the most expensive features.