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What Is The Future Of On-Demand Mobile Apps?

Mobile Application Development August 13, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][blog_single_full_content]Benefits of On-Demand Mobile App

The on-demand app sector is trending then it has ever been. On-demand doctor to on-demand food delivery, on-demand cab booking to on-demand laundry, it has ingrained our daily lives like it is here and we are using since like forever. Let’s just take the example of US people, almost 86.5 million have used on-demand apps and keeps on using time and again when the need arises. The investment level has also hyped and still on the rise. The investment of the 4th quarter of 2017 in the on-demand app development was $10,293 million. I know a big amount to digest but it’s true. Well, the investment has to be this as the demand is that high. “The generation is becoming app addicts.”

You know with time running faster, days getting shorter, and workload increasing, people are turning into machines. No one wants to spend their Sunday doing grocery shopping or cleaning their house when they can get it done sitting right at their couch. Why drive? Why walk into the store? Why wait at the billing counter? Yes, it is the convenience that is increasing the app addicts. We cannot keep aside the cost benefits that on-demand apps offer along with the convenience. The ride-sharing feature of the taxi booking app has proved to be a great cost-saving feature for the passengers.

The current condition of the on-demand app is that you peep into any industry, there will be already available and in a state that it is not going anywhere anytime soon. When we believe that on-demand apps are not just a passerby, there are still potential businesses who are scared to invest thinking it is like flash, at moment it’s bright but soon it will wave goodbye. Let’s help them make an informed decision and show them the actual position of the on-demand apps.

Statistics of On-Demand Mobile Apps

1) Financial Allocation

Since the year 2016, there has not been any fall witnessed, its just the rise with each passing day. One of the surveys states that the increase in spending on these apps was $48 billion in 2016 and increased to $75.7 billion in 2017 which is an increase of almost 58%. If we look at it industry-wise, every industry has witnessed growth.

Industries 2016 2017 Increase
Transport $6.8 billion $14.2 billion $7.4 billion
Food-delivery $3.9 billion $8.2 billion $4.3 billion
Housing items $5 billion $10.6 billion $5.6 billion
Health/beauty $4.6 billion $5.5 billion $0.9 billion
Others $8.0 billion $9.1 billion $1.1 billion

Looking at these figures, the startup would definitely be motivated and the estimation is expected to be 56 million by the end of 2018 and that of 2022 it is expected to reach 93 million.

2) Type of User For On-demand Apps

The use is pretty high we know that. But, not all the sectors accept them and use them. If you are anywhere around looking for mobile app development, you need to have a sound understanding of the market and target audience. Whether the rich people use it or the poor ones or both? Whether the youngsters use them or even oldies contribute to using these apps. Let’s take a statistical look at the usage of mobile apps.

1) 59% of the user of on-demand apps are male.
2) The 55% of the on-demand app users are the people between the age group of 25 and 44 years.
3) 45% of these app users have a degree or even higher than that.
4) 54% of the app users are suburban residents while only 18% of them are inner-city residents.
5) 68% of the users have an annual income of $50000.
6) 47% of the users have an annual income of $75000.

3) Grab Investors Investment

Huge apps need heavy investment and angel investors are the best to get the resources. And yes, the app makers do get the investment they ask for. Some of the big apps that got the asked investment for and created magic. Uber and Airbnb are examples of successful startups whose idea got adequate investment and they are now one of the apps most of the people have on their phones. When the market is at the boom, the big players want to get profit out of it and for that, they are keen to invest as well. There were people who backed off at the initial stage of these apps but here they are now wanting a share in it now. Back in 2014, the investment made in these apps was just $74 billion which has grown to $10,293 billion in the last quarter of 2017.

4) Class of Users of On-demand Apps

The high adoption of these apps seems to be coming from the tech-ready segment. The market coverage of this app is 19% back in 2016 which is 41% in 2017 which is more than double. When the market of on-demand services app was booming, there was also a certain percentage of avoiders as well. These sections of avoiders were converted into supporters.

1) In 2016, there were 4% of avoiders which turned to 6% in 2017.
2) The percentage of explorers was 19% in 2016 which increased to 41% in 2017.
3) In 2016, the percentage of pioneers was 19% which increased to 24% in 2017.
4) The percentage of skeptics was 5% which hyped to 20% in 2017.
5) The percentage of hesitators was 6 which turned out to be 13% in 2017.

On-Demand Mobile Apps

5) The High Rise In Demand

The on-demand apps started as a sling and no one would have imagined it will cover every industry and proved to be lucrative to each of the industry. The makers and the users encouraged it and made the field highly profitable. There are varied factors contributing to why these apps proved to such massive success. The users are supplied with the demand they had, the user experience was also so easy which made them visit again. The frequent visit gave them the experience of convenience and the feeling that they needed it for so long.

This displayed tremendous growth in the numbers and come out as an ideal way to hype the economic status for the millennial. The revenue in the on-demand app industry was $14 billion back in 2014 which is expected to reach the heights of $335 billion by the year 2025.

6) It’s Easy To Use On-Demand Services

Not many people know about the apps, their use, and their benefits which is why the popularity was low. In the past 2 years, the popularity has gone incredibly high. It was 2016 when people started to know about this convenience piece of thing. There were only 20% of the US people who knew and were using on-demand mobile apps. The number reached 34% by the end of 2017. When one started using it, they spread the word about the discount they received, the convenience they received, which motivated others to follow the same track.

70% of the users were using the apps so that they can find the services online and 62% of the users use apps for their services for the perk of tracking the live status of the service they ordered. At present, getting an instant and easy connection with the service provides is the main agenda of using the app. This eradicates the need to communicate with a company that provides service and paying extra to them. Also, they can make the payment right through the app and know exactly when the service is being provided.

With all the due benefits, one by one plenty of industries joined the on-demand revolution, let’s explore the industries on-demand apps have covered.

On-Demand App Development for Various Industries

Future of On-demand Mobile App Development

1) Transport Industry

Public transport is always an affordable option. But, does it fit to travel to every occasion at every point of time? I guess, No. You won’t like to use public transport services when you are dressed all up to attend a lavish party. You may also not like to wait for public transport when you are running late for an important meeting or for the airport while carrying luggage. For such occasions, you would want a pick and drop transport service. This is why taxi booking app development came into the picture. Now, people don’t have to wait for the ride or share it with others. They can now book the taxi sitting right at their home. Just open the app, feed the dropping location and pick up location, check the rides nearby and book, They can get the estimated fare and contact details of the driver.

2) Salon Industry

Waiting at the salon is really a big time-eater. Wouldn’t it be great, simply great to have someone over your place do your haircut, do your nail, give you a relaxing massage, hair spa, waxing, manicure, pedicure, and make you more beautiful? Salon apps have made it possible. These are some of the things, people need it over a certain time period and visiting the salon time and again can be time-consuming. Not anymore with the salon app development experts visiting your home and giving every service you need.

3) Grocery Industry

Technology can save a lot of time and effort. You don’t visit the grocery store, drive that long in the traffic, find and pick each of the items, wait long at the billing counter, and drive back again. With grocery app development, you can open the app, view all the grocery items, select them, add to your cart, order and pay, and get them right at your doorstep.

4) Entertainment Industry

Take an example of the movie theater, have this ever happened to you, you drive a long way to watch a movie at your favorite theater but it was full? With an entertainment app, you are facilitated which movie is running in which theater, at what timings, and how many seats are available. You can also book your favorite seats and pay for the same in advance with entertainment apps. Such apps can also help in buying tickets for any events in the city or in various cities.

5) Gift or Flower Industry

Finding the perfect gift is really difficult. You can’t get the perfect gift just from one store and be wandering different stores is too much to do. You can try watching different online gift stores and get the gift from all stores right at one place your mobile device. You can buy it and get it delivered right to your friend’s place. Whether it is flowers or chocolates or any other gift item, pick them and gift them right through your phone.

6) Laundry Industry

Well, picking the clothes, getting them packed, carrying them, and driving them to the laundry shop and the job is still not over. Driving to the shop again to pick them up and taking them back home is all we have to do for getting laundry. What if we just have to make a call or schedule a pickup through the phone? Yes, this was exactly the thought which made the lives of many people better. A laundry app development did all these things pick up of the clothes, getting them washed and ironed and delivering them back to the owner’s house.

7) Restaurant Industry

There is really no definite timing to be hungry or crave for specific food items. It can in the middle of the night or on an ongoing day. Cooking every time you feel hungry or getting your head out of the house and finding food is not always what you want to do when you feel hungry. So, restaurant app development is people switch to. What can be better lying down on the couch on Sunday, watching TV, and having a pizza delivered to your doorstep? It would be even better when the app gives you a discount or cashback. So without having to go anywhere, you get your food delivered at a lower price.

8) Garage Industry

Got your car tire punctured? Need to put your vehicle for service? Just open the app, feed the address, feed the service, and get it done. That simple it is. It never was this simple before the on-demand garage apps came into existence. But, now availing of these services is easier than ever before. Users and businesses are at profit with these apps.

9) Healthcare Industry

You never know when can a medical emergency arrive. But with these mobile apps, you do know how to troubleshoot those emergencies. Healthcare app development will allow the patient and doctor to communicate, share reports, suggest medicines or tests be done, and also make an online consultation. The patient can get an immediate cure and get going on a prompt base.

10) Babysitting Industry

Having babies doesn’t mean you can’t have your space or can’t fun. You can have parties, visit your friend’s place, shop peacefully, and still your baby gets proper care and attention. Hiring a babysitter is how you do it. A babysitting app will help the parents look out for the available babysitters on a specific day or specific hours with their rates. There are also ratings and reviews which will help you decide whether they are a good fit for your babies or not.

Looking for on-demand mobile app development but still have questions in mind? Let us help you figure out the answers.


What kind of mobile apps are in demand?
The apps like taxi booking, grocery delivery, pet care, dating apps, food-delivery apps are highly in demand.

How do you create an on-demand app?

  • Conduct a market study of what apps are high in demand.
  • Choose the features to have in the app.
  • Pick the platform, language, and technology stack for the app.
  • Find the right mobile app development company for your project.

What is the on-demand service?
On-demand service allows the user to order any service at any time. They can get their clothes drycleaned or their groceries delivered, call a cab, and any such services on the go.

What types of apps make the most money?
Gaming apps, dating apps, and video streaming apps are the types that make the most money.

How does on-demand delivery work?

  • The user has to order the service.
  • The service provider will receive the order.
  • Service provider delivers the service.
  • User makes the payment for the service.

Wrapping Up
Research well before you chooses the service for which you want to develop an app. Make sure it is in demand and generate enough revenue. Also, the platform you choose matters a lot. Consult a professional mobile app development company and discuss your idea with them.[/blog_single_full_content][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Pratik Kanada

I am Pratik Kanada, founder & CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, which makes app ideas into reality by providing unique design and development services across iOS and Android platforms. I generally write blogs on mobile technology, app development and app marketing.

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