If you’re running an F&B business and haven’t set up your digital assets yet, you’re missing out.
Thousands of companies have scaled their businesses exponentially by reaching their customers online. Whether it’s through a website or an online marketplace, restaurant owners have found ways to gain a foothold online.
The most striking changes in this space have been driven by online food delivery apps. Restaurants make a lot of their revenue by listing themselves on popular delivery apps. In the US, apps like Uber Eats and Doordash enable businesses to reach customers at the tap of a button.
Instead of listing your restaurant in a vast marketplace, you can always create an app dedicated to your business. There are many advantages to this. First, you don’t need to compete with other restaurants and second, you can manage independently & not get bogged down by compliance set by the marketplace.
The challenge, obviously, is making the app. It is not easy to figure out how to create an app from scratch, especially through traditional methods.
In this article, we will introduce you to AppMySite and help you learn how to build a food delivery app without coding.
Sign up for AppMySite and design your app
AppMySite is an online tool that enables you to create mobile apps. These apps can be published to Google Play and Apple App Store.
You don’t need to pay in order to sign up. Simply sign up for a free account. When your app is ready for publishing, you’ll be required to upgrade to a paid plan. We’ll explain this in step four.
After signing up, you’ll be asked to enter a few details about your app. Keep in mind that you need a WordPress-based website to build an app on the platform. WooCommerce is an ideal WordPress-based solution to create a food delivery website. You can use such a website as a base to build an app on AppMySite.
Once your account is set up, you can start by designing your app. AppMySite allows you to customize your icons, design launch screen, setup onboarding screens, and more.
Connect your website with a few clicks
AppMySite uses your WordPress website as a base to create a mobile app. Your website’s database is essentially used to populate the app with relevant data.
Let’s say you have a WooCommerce store in which you’ve listed all your restaurant’s items. Once you connect your website and app on AppMySite, you’ll start seeing your store’s products appear in your app. This way, your website can be used as a base to create an app for your store.
Connecting your website is very simple with AppMySite. You’re required to complete two main steps: install the AppMySite plugin on your site and generate an application password in your website’s admin panel.
All your product data such as price, description, category, variants, and more are synced to the app in real-time. Any shipping rules you add to your website are also synced to the app. Even your website’s payment gateway can be integrated to the app as well.
Configure settings and preview your app
Your app is basically ready to be published at this point. However, you can configure a few additional settings to make it more powerful.
AppMySite enables you to configure everything. From customizing menus to managing user onboarding and even linking social media accounts, you can make your app work just like you want it to.
Once you’ve fine-tuned your settings, start by previewing your app. See how your app performs in different simulated environments and learn how the decisions you’ve made regarding design & settings are working well.
If you’d like to change certain settings or designs, you can do so at this point. Any change you make would be reflected in the app as well.
Download and launch your app
When you’re happy with your app, it’s time to go live. First, you need to upgrade to a paid plan. AppMySite offers different plans based on the different requirements customers have. In order to publish your app on both Google Play and App Store, you should go with AppMySite’s Pro plan or higher.
After upgrading, you can initiate app generation. It takes about 10-15 minutes for AppMySite to create a mobile app for Android and iOS. Once the app is generated, you can download the APK or AAB file for Android or an IPA file for iOS.
These files can be uploaded to the app stores. Once these files are uploaded to the app stores, you can launch them on the Google Play and App Store.
Creating a food delivery app may seem like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be. A no-code app making platform like AppMySite is ideal for creating a food delivery app that sources data directly from your website. In this article, we’ve laid out how you can make a food delivery app without coding. You can add additional features like notifications, chat, social login, and more in order to make your app powerful.