We live in a time when finding the answer for any question or satisfaction of our wishes begins with unlocking our smartphones. People are glued to them. Ordering food and groceries, taking a taxi, tracking public transport, buying tickets, booking a table in a favourite pizza place, doctor’s appointments, studying – almost everything can be managed with your gadget. This is not surprising – people tend to look for easier ways, and demand creates its own supply. Therefore, the number of on-demand mobile applications will only increase, especially in the current pandemic circumstances where we all need to change our habits in some way.

As an on-demand app development company, we conducted our own research. It shows what is going to be most in demand in the nearest future and here are the best startup ideas for 2021.

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The list can go on ad infinitum, so we focused on 5 most in-demand web services. If you have other ideas – great! Share them with us in the comments below.

Now let’s look at each in detail.

1. On-Demand Grocery and Food Delivery Apps

Gone are the times when we had to go to brick-and-mortar stores for buying goods. It is much more convenient to place an order online, pay with your credit card and receive a package right to your door the next day. Here are three main pros of ordering groceries online:

  • it’s way easier than a traditional shopping;
  • it saves time;
  • it gives a chance to avoid impulse purchases and to save costs.

Food delivery apps weren’t lacking for attention pre-COVID but now is their golden time. New data from CivicScience shows that modern consumers are more likely to order pizza or Chinese food from a local restaurant while watching a film on Netflix than they are to cook.

Online ordering is a necessary option for supermarkets now.

 

It’s also important to understand that in the event of a second wave of COVID, the only hope for many restaurants will be to incorporate food delivery into their operations to stay afloat.

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2. Healthcare Service Apps

We live in very challenging for a healthcare system times. But when a person needs to consult a doctor, there’s the only right way – to consult a doctor.

For those who live in the countryside, have a tight schedule, or face other obstacles it can be quite a challenge. We can’t also forget that hospitals in some regions are nearly overwhelmed because of COVID and other seasonal increases in disease. Medical workers are extremely busy.

In these cases, on-demand health services are a real catch. They provide for the possibility to make an appointment, order medications at a pharmacy, collect data about previous visits, and even conduct online consultations with doctors and other health professionals.

Our experience:

  • Mentavio
  • Doktor24

 

3. On-Demand Studying Apps

This industry is now developing at a dizzying rate. With technological progress and lots of new professions, learning now is the prerogative not only of schoolchildren and students but also of adults who are switching to a different job or improving their skills.

Online learning applications allow users to watch video-lessons, read and print text materials, take tests, obtain certificates, send messages via chat and conduct online-training with teachers.

There are many pros and cons of online learning apps but we all have a splendid chance to see them in use right now when many schools and colleges all around the globe can’t work normally.

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4. On-Demand Beauty Apps

These apps are designed to save our time, money and nerves. The concept is very simple: you can find the conveniently located salon, check the costs and rating, and make an appointment online. Owner, for their part, can manage customers, edit the profile, add and delete services.

But the main point is that, during the pandemic, many salons started providing in-home haircut, manicure, and makeup services, joining self-employed people who always worked like this. The demand for in-home beauty services continues to grow.

So on-demand beauty apps have become a platform for finding the beauty master, making an appointment, receiving in-home beauty services and giving feedback. And for beauty specialists, it’s a great place to find customers.

 

5. E-commerce Marketplaces for Selling Products Online

We have already mentioned the convenience of buying things online, but it’s twice as convenient when you can find everything you need in one place. Needless to say, that benefits of selling on marketplaces are huge – the need to deal with main marketing issues is almost non-existent.

Marketplaces can also be the platforms for becoming a community, exchanging ideas and experiences, and looking for inspiration. The Finders Keepers is a great example and we are proud to call it one of our projects.

To sum up

Things are changing minute-to-minute. The entire world is becoming digital, people rely on smartphones to solve more and more of their queries. It’s a golden opportunity for entrepreneurs to take action on developing on-demand applications for their business.

If you already have an idea, drop us a line and we will implement it to the highest quality. If you are without ideas but with a clear understanding of why your business needs an app just fill this form and we will come to the best solution together.