Food Delivery Apps Gaining Popularity

If you want to be a mobile app developer and you know a bit about food, you may want to seriously investigate the food delivery app business. If you are a restaurant, you may want to check out building your own in-house app to enhance your revenue. If food isn’t your passion, you could also learn from this business model and imitate it in another field.

Food delivery apps are becoming hugely popular in Australia. They were originally used mostly for pizza and fast foods but full service restaurants offering more than 130 different cuisines are now available on various food delivery apps. Here are a few of the most popular ones.


Deliveroo is a UK-based app that has only been in Brisbane for two months but is growing at a rate of 30% a week. They deliver a wide variety of food but their range is limited for now.


This is the largest Australian based app. It offers more than 130 cuisines from 7,000 different outlets. 1,500 of those restaurants have been added in the last 12 months.

Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero is a nationwide service that takes orders on their website or on their app. In NSW alone, 600,000 new users have tried the app this year.


Foodora is an exclusive app within Brisbane that delivers from “only the best restaurants.” Their delivery range is limited to the Brisbane CBD for now.


This is just what it sounds like: food delivery Uber drivers. So far, this service is limited to Melbourne.

Ideas for the Small Mobile App Developer

The big takeaway here: people will gladly use apps to have food delivered to them at home. While you may not be able to take on the “big boys,” you may be able to provide a great and lucrative service to your community.

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