5 Steps guide to Develop an On-Demand App - Ideausher

The on-demand economy has grown more significant than ever in these past few years. It is now a part of how we live. The way we eat, shop, travel, etc. have completely changed since the development of on-demand mobile applications.

Guide to Develop an On-Demand App

We bring you a complete step-to-step guide to develop an-demand mobile application. Let’s get started!

Know your target audience

The first and foremost step to know your target group of customers. They can be travellers, family persons, food lovers, impulsive shoppers, etc. You can also target a specific gender, area, or age group., etc.

Know the common problem

All the apps that are popular today have found a solution to a daily problem people were facing. For example, Uber built an on-demand taxi app. Similarly, research the market to find a common problem and then start working towards how you can fix it.

Plan features


Push notification

Real-time notifications play an essential role in on-demand applications. It notifies the user about the status of the service or product, latest product launch, events, and offers.


This feature enables users to trace their deliverable real-time. Live tracking enhances user-experience and reliability.

Payment system

The on-demand app must support various payment choices like net banking, card payments, and e-wallets. Ensure the process must be secure, reliable, and fast.

Search and Filter

These features assist the users in identifying their preferred services and products. It allows them to check out easily and quickly by avoiding going through a list of products and services.

Order History

This feature will enable your on-demand app users to see the services or products availed in the past, along with necessary details like total cost, payment method, etc.

Feedback and ratings

This feature encourages customers to rank the skill of the servicemen, which assists as a review for the services. It also helps to work on the features and services desired by the people.

Customer Helpline

For not so tech-savvy customers, the app must have a ‘Help’ section to seek assistance, complaints, or queries. The app must have popular FAQs, chat or call feature to serve customers as best as possible.a



Through this feature, the vendors get a notification every time a user requires their service.

Accepting & declining requests

Service providers will have the authority to allow or deny a request for service within a given time and valid reason.


Geolocation enabled apps to help vendors with a detailed app to the place the service or product has to be delivered. This saves a lot of time and brings convenience.

Record wages

Vendors can view their profit margins and also the total income. It encourages them to work more dedicatedly and efficiently.

Availability of service

The vendors should be able to determine their availability. They can choose when they are ready to serve, and they are not.



Your app is incomplete without a customizable Admin Dashboard through which you can monitor and edit various sections in both vendors and user’s apps.

Manage users

Being an admin, you can handle all customer’s concerns from discount coupons, payment options, cancellation charges, resolving all queries.

Manage service provider

Admin will be able to handle the vendor’s services from operations, earning, and penalties.

Discounts and commissions

You can monitor and change prices for the products and services on the on-demand application. You can also add commission factor for stable transactions and commission distribution.

Analytics & reports

The admin panel provides detailed analytics reports on the services availed, sales reports, growth, etc.

Test Your App

Test your outcome. Start with the team of developers, and then the testing team. Allow the team of developers to operate it in private beta and ultimately deliver the public beta. Test the on-demand app every time you add a feature or make an edit. This will ensure the app is appropriately functional and bug-free.


Once your app is complete and tested, launch it on the corresponding app stores. In case it gets disapproved, pay attention to the feedback, and solve the issue.

Finally, these five steps are the guide to develop an on-demand app. If you have any further questions, we will be more than happy to help.

Idea Usher is an app development company serving global customers. With years of collective experience, we expertise in developing all kinds of mobile applications and websites like the Dating appFood delivery appUber-like taxi service appFlower delivery app, etc. Contact us to get a free product tour and quote.

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