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How to Build a Food Delivery App Like UberEats?

Food delivery apps, like Zomato and UberEats, gained immense popularity during and after the COVID pandemic. People are super concerned about their safety, which is why they consider ordering food, instead of eating out in a restaurant. 

More and more people have switched from restaurants to UberEats and other online food delivery apps to enjoy their favorite meals at home. As a result, many restaurant owners are focusing on building a food delivery app to cater to their audiences’ food needs. The question is “how can you build a food delivery app like UberEats”? And, is it even possible to develop such a comprehensive app? In this post, we will take a look at the features you can add to the UberEats and the cost of developing a food delivery app from scratch. Let’s get started.

Research Your Audience

You can’t leave everything to an app development company. Of course, hiring professional mobile app developers is crucial, but you need to research your audience and competitors before you hire developers. Once you understand your audience’s requirements, it gets easier to build an app that meets their individual needs. 

For example, if you are running a small cafe that serves pastries, pizzas, cold and hot coffee, and other refreshing snacks, you will have a narrow target audience. For those offering three-time meals and snacks, your audience includes people of all ages. You can also research the latest trends in your industry based on your audience and customize your app accordingly.

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Hire Mobile App Developers

Building an app like UberEats from scratch is not a cakewalk. You can’t outsource the task to freelancers or local programmers. The interface and design of your app will decide its performance in the market. Think about it – will your audience want to purchase from your store if your app has missing features or it looks crammed?

Hire a mobile app development team to build a clone of UberEats. They may charge a bit high, but every penny will be worth the outcome. 

Select the Features, Design, and Layout

Next, you need to select the features you’d like to include in the food delivery app. UberEats is a comprehensive mobile app with a plethora of features. From payments to the latest offers and from ordering to delivery, it has a lot of features that make customers’ experience a whole lot easier and safer. Now, how many features you’d like to add is totally up to you. A few must-have features in the food delivery app includes:

  • Search feature 
  • Order placing
  • Checkout 
  • Payment and banking
  • Order tracking
  • Login and logout
  • Notifications

Cost of Building a Food Delivery Mobile App

The cost of the food delivery app development depends on the complexity of the app, the types, and the number of features you’d like to include in the app, and the experience of the software development company. Ideally, the restaurant delivery app project will cost you between $70,000 and $150,000. 

Most software app developers charge an hourly fee. So, they calculate the total cost based on the number of hours it takes them to build the mobile app. The admin panel alone costs approx $10,000 (considering that the app developer charges $50 per hour and the app development takes 400 to 500 hours).


Building a food delivery app from scratch requires experience, training, and qualifications. Choose an app development company that has years of experience in building restaurant apps. Select a suitable design, research your audience, and select a developer after comparing the charges. All the Best!


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