The worldwide market for mobile apps has been expanding over the last half a decade or so, at a pretty frenetic pace. Making a mobile app for your business is important in the current market. It lets you attain a lot more people. It helps you improve your presence in more technical mediums. It also helps you make additional money.
Restaurant owners can get distinct advantage with mobile apps. Starbucks a company notorious for leading the trends in the food and beverage industry conducted 16% of their monetary transactions over their app alone. Almost 80% of adults use their mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, for searching restaurant locations, hours of operation, and directions.
More than 70% look up the menus and 50% read the reviews on their phones. More than 75% diners accepted that mobile apps and restaurant technology make guests’ experiences much better. By offering your customers with easy and direct click options like delivery, dine-in and take-away and you will surely enhance your sell and boost your ROI.
We are highlighting some of the best apps for food lovers.
Allowing you to compare restaurant choices by rating, distance, cuisines and popularity levels, Urbanspoon is a great help, especially when you’re in a new city. You can browse menus and photos of the food on offer, as well as look at online restaurant guides by critics as well as other food fans. You can even make reservations using the app.
Available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and WebOS, OpenTable started off as an easy way to make table reservations at your favorite restaurants from your smartphone, without having to call and deal with a host or hostess.
Use EAT 24 to order food any time of the day or night. Start by putting in your location then the kind of food you want to eat. The app will bring up a list of places near you. Browse food delivery and takeout restaurants menus, read reviews, and enjoy coupons and discounts. You can choose a restaurant according to a cuisine you like.
This hyper growth ‘restaurant search and discovery app’ is one of the most successful consumer startup story from India. Right now, the smartphone app does not make any money for the company but is a novel way to increase stickiness amongst users.The app currently has 35,000 menus.
Allowing users to make online purchases in a simplified way as well as providing them with easy-to-access information about your business are not the only advantages of having a mobile app. It is a great tool for direct marketing and communication with your clients, standing out from the crowd, increasing brand awareness and personalizing your services.