Developing a Food Delivery App like UberEats with Oodles Blockchain

Posted by : Mudit Kumar | 23-Oct-2020

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    Blockchain is an unquestionably revolutionary innovation. Its importance in the digital space across industries is expanding exponentially. The first revelation of blockchain technology was in the digital currency, bitcoin.  However, businesses are eyeing on recent developments on the other future applications of blockchain solutions.  A blockchain food delivery app like UberEats is one of these sectors where this innovation can provide unprecedented results. With blockchain supply chain development, such an app can provide stakeholders various capabilities. Those include traceability, audibility, security, with end-to-end transparency of processes. 

    Challenges with Current Food Delivery App Models

    No Means to Ensure Food Quality

    Until you buy food online and indeed experience it by eating, there is no means to validate the standard and quality of that restaurant. The concern is not only about having delicious food. Another pain point is the increasing health threats that force people to run to hospitals every year around the world.

    Counterfeit and Manipulative Orders

    Counterfeit orders occur when somebody, either on intentionally or by mistake, orders food to an illicit address or person. The food assigned for such orders is not deliverable to other users. Food distribution systems now have centers where these counterfeit food supplies should go. However, it still requires the service provider to pay the vendor for a delivery for which the buyer did not pay. 

    Delivery Executive using Fake Identification

    It is not like that delivery partners use counterfeit identities for food delivery platforms. They forge their details almost on every other on-demand service provider network. You may also buy some food from an online service or book a taxi and find out it wasn’t the driver assigned for the job.  It is a critical breach of protection that jeopardizes trust.

    Benefits of using Blockchain Technology

    No to Low Commission

    Existing online food ordering and distribution systems have multiple intermediaries between the involved parties, that are a supplier and a customer. When these layers increase, it also inflates the rate of commission. Data from different sources show that this commission is as high as 20%-30%.

    While still the delivery teams involved often argue that they only receive the residual. It is possible to minimize costs by introducing automation and implementing algorithms powered by blockchain technology, whether a restaurant operates the software or even a third party.

    Replacing Centralized Systems Full of Trust Issues and Intermediaries 

    When these apps function in the current situation, the owner retains all the keys. So, many other concerned parties merely behave according to them, without having any rights. Transparency and the flow of knowledge are other aspects which this centralization limits.

    For increasing the benefit, third party actors act as an aid to the restaurant business, but it often does not work that way. It not only hinders the food industry but also hits the business’s consumer acquisition approach strongly. In this place, blockchain technology brings decentralization and enables all parties involved to flow data.

    Enhanced Security and Strengthened Growth

    If a blockchain solution does not power the food delivery app is not, it makes it a dangerous and gigantic challenge to hustle with the whole process of recruiting a participant on the delivery team. The specifics of the database and the procurement process for delivery workers are often less rigorous. Those with previous criminal background history or failing to comply with traffic laws can quickly get into the squad.

    It would wreck chaos for the venture. Blockchain makes it possible to upgrade all details on the distributed ledger to use it for scanning and recruiting team members, whether relating to violence, driving misbehavior, or former job records. For further strengthening the scanning and screening criteria, blockchain technology applies to that of government officials as well.

    Also, Read | Developing an Online Food Delivery App with Blockchain

    Developing Blockchain-Powered Food Ordering App

    Our experts suggest that we can the perfect solution with Hyperledger projects. 

    Information Management Powered by Transparency that Preserves Privacy

    By promoting a sustainable level of transparency while preserving the anonymity of the businesses and individuals concerned, the Hyperledger Blockchain platforms incorporate the best of all worlds.

    KYC verification on Blockchain

    Businesses

    Before beginning working on the decentralized blockchain-based food delivery app, all restaurants and delivery partners must apply their KYC information. However, beyond just information for identification, it requires something more specific than only supportive documentation if we need to guarantee the consistency of the food. Not only do restaurants update the status of the food in the cooking process, but they also make timely reports on the raw material sourcing. When a customer places an order, they get details, including the order time of raw materials. And all of this goes to the Blockchain solution powered by Hyperledger. 

    Delivery providers

    Blockchain solves the archaic issue of counterfeit identities with a blockchain-powered KYC authentication system for delivery partners. However, merely validating a distribution partner does not provide significant assurance. That is why when on the job, distribution partners have to conduct timely KYC checks and verification. A private Hyperledger blockchain solution would store their KYC information, including biometric data.

    Also, Read | Solving the Issues of the Current Centralized System of KYC with Blockchain

    Smart Contracts

    A smart contract, comprising some parameters predefined in the code, is a self-executing contract on a blockchain solution. Along with automating activities like discounts, commissions, wage payments, returns, etc., smart contracts serve as an additional layer of confidence between all the parties concerned. 

    Developers should program smart contracts with utmost care and consistency. It is because there’s nothing someone can do about it if these go online. As they run on the blockchain network, no entity can modify or alter terms without consensus. 

    Such smart contract solutions ensure that no one tries to manipulate the system while providing everyone what they owe. Even in the event of a conflict, all the evidence is on the Hyperledger blockchain’s immutable database, making it possible to use them for future reference. 

    Application Development

    The blockchain food delivery app can be mobile (IOS or Android) or web-based, and users should be able to access through a web browser. Precise architecture and advanced features should go hand in hand. It is crucial to focus the application on the latest front-end techniques. Also, it is necessary to merge simple functionality such as ordering, saving preferences, and adding filtration with live monitoring and voting functionality for different purposes. Developing an application like that can provide a user experience of the highest degree.

    API and Wallet Development

    The API ( Application Programming Interface) must have scalability and simplicity at its core to connect with the application and the blockchain. API must manage any object and function with ease.

    The wallet, on the other hand, should provide flexibility. It should enable a wide variety of payment options like through cryptocurrency and even credit/debit card or other wallets). The wallet should also be secure enough from security threats and clear all security checkpoints. The incorporation of this wallet into the system enables the strengthening of operations. However, even without this wallet integration, the whole execution can take place efficiently.

    Conclusion

    Businesses should opt for blockchain app development experts like Oodles to build this blockchain-based food delivery app with a balanced consultation before its finalization. The production team’s experts should be well versed in stacks and possess supremacy over the product development process. 


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Mudit Kumar (Writer)

Mudit has been working with Oodles since 2017. He writes about technologies that not only disrupt the digital space but also influence the physical world. Initially, he explored revolutionary technologies like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Now, he focuses on unfolding the elements of blockchain technology, given its potential and edge over others.

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