Uber and Ola have given rise to a slew of Ondemand applications which claim themselves to be Uber/Ola of X. Some of the verticals where these applications have found their usability include but not limited to taxi, transportation, Logistics, Home Services, Health apps and so on. In this blog we will go deeper into the various components and technology involved in on Demand Apps.
Components Involved in Building and On Demand App
In most of the cases there are 3 components involved in building an On-Demand App:
- A cloud backend for Data Interaction APIs and live dispatch of Jobs
- An Android/iOS App user to make a job(e.g book a ride with Uber/Ola)
- An app with the drivers to receive the jobs created by the users and attend to them.
Lets analyze each of these components in detail and how one can go around building each of them.
Web Backend is the most critical part of the On Demand applications because backend is what powers both the consumer and the driver apps. The web backend must meet the following requirements for a successful implementation:
- A Light footprint to dispatch the jobs on fly.
- A Good dispatch components to maximize the efficiency of the field workers(drivers in case of uber).
- A Socket connectivity to enable the jobs dispatch and job information to the user.
- A Good structure for a flexible and structured development
We have recently worked on Bodhik
which is an Ondemand Application for Financial Advisory Services