Introduction On-demand car service apps are fueled by the human comfort of getting their car serviced without standing in queues for booking an appointment prior to getting your car serviced or bargaining for cost-cutting at a local Garage. Go Mechanic was one such app that conquered the market on the basis of the same principle. On average it is noted that a car owner spends around 2000 to 20000 on car servicing while getting their car serviced from a brand-operated service centre. On opting to go with a local workshop, the owners are left with a luck-by-chance probability of either getting quality service for a cheaper bill or getting their money wasted for poor labour. On-Demand car service apps incorporated both models. For instance, Go mechanic is a brand, enough to garner people’s trust and they leverage upon the prices offered by them as well. The prices, which are not very different from what is offered by the Local Mechanics, became their selling factor as the car owner gets a value for money service on which he relies his trust. Additional features such as live tracking, live chat with the appointed mechanic/garage, in-app calling, Geo-location tracking of the vehicle etc. make the app much more feasible to have. Let’s get into the details of the requirements of building an on-demand car service apps platform, shall we? Essentials to build an on-demand car service app. 1. Market research and knowledge. Knowing the market, its tactics, and its nature is good for every individual planning to set foot in any business. This business is no different either. It is always good to study the tactics and decide what all you need to include in the apps for the better relatability of the users with the platform. Service provider platforms are not an unfamiliar niche to the market, rather it is one such niche that challenges every newcomer and threatens the existing bulls as well. The market is never stable and is ever-evolving. The market changes its pace with every emerging trend and takes a step back when the business flow is affected. One such popular example would be the 2020 pandemic; speaking in terms of the business in concern, the car service apps industry. The market crashed, people were in their homes, no need of getting their vehicles refuelled, no need to get the cars at home service. It took a while for the market to recover from the catastrophe and recover. But once the world opened up, the business was booming as ever. When the cars began crowding on roads, the traffic in garages improved as well. That is the reason why Go Mechanic’s revenue for the 2021 Financial year was a whopping 68.5 crores! Market research and analysis help aspiring service providers get a grip over the matter and happenings. It also helps in getting a performance prediction as well. 2. Finding an apt app development partner. It is as important as market research to find yourselves a reliable development partner. A development partner who understands the needs/requirements put forward by you and incorporates the clean coding methods is someone you should be looking for, as that person would provide you with the most polished product. Today, at every crossroad, there is a developer who would accept your contract for petty money and give you a mess of a product that guarantees no scalability and user experience. For you to find a professional that has your best interests in mind, you should be looking at the previous products that the developer/ development agency has delivered and the credibility of their work. Let me just slide in a little marketing of our development services; We at Appic Softwares believe in quality over quality and that might be the reason for the stupendous growth this organisation has showcased in recent times. We provide services in mobile app development as well as website development. You can look at our portfolio and find a convincing reason yourself. Coming back to the elephant in the room, finding a reliable development partner would be crucial for the platform’s overall performance. Some developers might give you an over-the-top User interface design combined with an average backend architecture which hinders the smooth functioning of the app, leading to a poor user experience. Hence hire a mobile app developer and designer who comes with an exceptional eye for creativity. User experience also commonly known as UX is another major aspect of app development which brings us to our next sub heading. 3. Out-of-the-world UI and UX designing. In-app development, user experience plays a huge role. Today in IT firms, a separate job title named UX researchers is prevalent and growing, such as the importance of having a smooth and credible user experience. User experience as its name suggests is the user’s experience while using the app. It includes the placement of buttons, margins, bars and images that would appeal to the user to have a pleasant experience while being on the platform and not irritate them or infuriate them. The core objective of having a smooth and hassle-free experience while booking is increasing the screen time on the app. If the user likes what he sees and experiences, he might spend more time on the app, exploring the other contents of the app. Appic Softwares provides the best User experience designs in the form of modern and to-the-point wireframes that grip the user's attention and increase the overall look and feel of the app. A good User experience has the following things which matter the most. Good and justified placement of the elements such as buttons, toggles, bars and images. Proper margining and spacing between elements The justified flow of the screens Remarkable reachability of user requirements. 4. A stupendous design The key element of any product sold is the visual appeal that it provides to its users. A good User Interface is the second stepping stone after a remarkable UX design. The combination of UI and UX designs defines the visual appeal of the platform. The crafting and designing of UI require creativity and skills, hence it is very important for you to find a professional who can do justice to your imagination. 5. Features of the platform. In the market, there are several contenders if you decide to step foot in the Service provider industry. The pre-existing giants such as GoMechanic and Urban company, since we are talking about the service provider Niche, have been adapting to the user preferences and demands in order to find the exact element that pleases the users. Like the popular saying “Necessity is the mother of invention”, the experiment is the basis of progress. You ought to experiment with the features until some of them click with the users and that becomes your selling point. It is a hit-or-miss process and takes time and effort for reaching that point. The key features of a Car service apps provider platform that are popular today are:- a) Service listing: For users to choose from. b) Geo-location and Geo-Fencing: For users to track the vehicle location and for service providers to provide pick and drop services. c) In-app Chat: For users to maintain communication with the service-providing professional (Mechanic) during the car service. d) In-app calling: For communication with service professionals e) In-app payment: For making the payments and claiming refunds. f) Booking management and history: For bookkeeping purposes. 6) Expert development partner. Development is the core of the app and it depends on the developer you choose to craft the way forward for your application. It is a time taking mechanism and people spend millions of dollars to bring their vision into reality. A developer is responsible for coding and building the app architecture in a sustainable manner that enables the developer and the future developers to easily make changes to the existing prototype. An app’s journey is a never stopping process. You might have to re-invest in the platform from time to time in order for the upkeep and maintenance of the platform. On-demand car service app development is not an easy task and finding professionals who can aid you in the process is not an easy task either. In order to help you make a decision, you can also check the live projects of Appic Softwares and decide for yourself about the credibility and quality of work we provide. 7) Seamless booking and execution experience for users and Mechanics This would be the major use case of the app. Allowing the users to book a service for their cars and the seamless experience that a mechanic has while making a booking and executing the process will be the selling point of the application. The people who use the app for making bookings and the mechanics who take the bookings are both the users of your platform and it is your responsibility to provide a seamless experience to both the user groups. 8) Smooth payment execution The most crucial point of developing the platform is making revenue out of it. And developing a solution that does this effortlessly in a manner that won’t hurt the user to spend a little extra for the smooth experience you provide will be the game-changer. Conclusion Getting an app developed is not a big deal in 2022, but getting a quality app developed is a gigantic task. Having the right connections and partners whom you can rely upon for the development, maintenance and enhancement of your dream project is the key. I highly recommend you get in touch with us at email@example.com for getting all your queries answered and all your requirements addressed. Who knows, you might get your ideal development companion.
On-Demand Physiotherapy Application The basic idea behind an On-Demand Physiotherapy Application Development is to make it easier for people to search for physiotherapy services, book appointments, and get advice. It is often not easy for people with mobility issues to visit a physiotherapy centre. An on-demand physiotherapy application provides a comfortable and affordable solution for patients. It helps the physical therapist in expanding their client base and in addressing multiple clients with similar conditions at the same time. It will make it easier to make planning and execution of treatment easier and will help in avoiding the paperwork. All the patient data will be online and thus chances of mistakes will decrease manifolds. Physiotherapists will be able to schedule online appointments for their patients who are unable to visit the clinic regularly. It will also be much easier to track and monitor the patient's progress. Communication between the physiotherapists and their patients will become more transparent and the physio could take daily progress reports from the patients. Benefits of a Physiotherapy Application People can contact a physiotherapist easily, can book appointments, and get consultation and advice. It will be easier to provide affordable treatment to people. Help in accelerating the process of treatment and decreasing the cost. It also helps the physiotherapists in the diagnosis of the patients. A physiotherapy application will help the therapists in adding brand value to their name. Let’s talk about how can we start developing a Physiotherapy application Market analysis It is important to analyze the current market trends to start with your on-demand physical therapy application. This will assist you in understanding the specific user requirements that are currently in. We can start by asking some easy questions like: Which health care applications are currently being used? Why are those particular applications being used? What are some features that the users look for in the health apps? What devices are being used the most? (Android/iOS) Selecting a suitable platform After careful market analysis, it is required to choose a platform for the development of the physical therapy application. Do you want an android platform? iOS? Cross-platform? User demographics can help us in finding out which particular platform is used the most by your target audience. Identification of the relevant features The following features can be there is a physical therapy application: Features of the Admin Panel Creating a sub-admin: The admin has the power of creating a sub-admin to oversee all the activities. Approving the profile of the physical therapist: Admin can approve the physiotherapist profiles which would be shown on the application. Managing all profiles: The admin can scan the different profiles on the platform and decide if they are as per his/her standards or not. The admin can remove fake or bad profiles. Managing content: The admin can access all the content seen on the platform and can manage or change the layout of the application. Analysis in real-time: The admin has the power to perform real-time analysis and has reports of various profiles in the form of graphical representations and charts. History of treatment: The admin has information about the previous treatment history of the patients in case further treatment is required by the same patient later on or the patient’s prescription is lost. Features of the patient application Sign Up and Log in: These are the basic features for any On-Demand Physiotherapy Application Development which provides a place for the patient to fill in their basic information and medical details. Finding a therapist and booking an appointment: The patient can search for a physiotherapist according to their needs and requirements. They can choose from various things. Payment gateway: This provides a page to make payments using credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets, etc. Various payment gateways can be used like Stripe, PayPal, etc. Confirmation: The patient will get a conformational notification once his/her appointment is booked. It will carry information about appointment scheduling, therapist name, etc. Progress reports: The patient will be able to fill in, check and confirm their progress reports including the VAS scale. Chat: The patient will be able to chat directly with the therapist here. Write a review: The patient will give a review of the therapist and the treatment. Features of physiotherapist application Registration and setting up the profile: The physiotherapist will be able to fill in their details and qualifications. Availability status: The therapist will be able to show their availability schedule. Managing the profile: The therapist will be able to manage and change their profile. He/She can update qualifications, add in new services, etc. Details of the job: The therapist will be able to view details about appointments so that they can schedule their services accordingly. Accepting/ denying jobs: The On-Demand Physiotherapy Application Development will be able to accept or deny jobs based on their schedule and availability. Bill summary: The therapist will be able to see the bill summary of the various jobs he/she has done. Finding a perfect healthcare app development company It is difficult to find an on-demand app development company that suits your requirements and makes an app for your needs. You can choose a freelancer or an experienced and established application development company to assist you with your mobile app development. Appic software can help you in achieving your goal easily and effectively. Whatever you choose you should always stay in close contact with your development partner and remain up to date about the development details. Deployment of your application After your on-demand physiotherapy application is complete and ready to launch you should get it checked by a team of QAs. The development companies usually have a team of QAs. You can also go for a freelancer for this work. After checking the functionality and features of your application it is ready to get live on the market. How much does it cost to make an on-demand physiotherapy application? The cost for developing an on-demand physical therapy application depends on a lot of factors like the features we are going for, the functionality, etc. For example the User Interface and User Experience designing, development, and customization. If you would like to develop your own on-demand physiotherapy application you can contact us at Appic Softwares.