At present, there is a boom in demand for an Uber-like application in several verticals like lifestyle, sports, nightlife, education and of course transportation. Several start-ups are venturing into the market of “Uber for X” apps which aren’t related in the least to transportation. They are funded in this mission by several Venture Capitalists.
So, what exactly is Uber for X?
For starts, Uber is a taxi-hailing app that proved to be an unprecedented success in connecting drivers and customers. A taxi will come to your doorstep with a mere press of a button and with another press so will the payment fare for the ride be completed. Its that simple. The Uber for X concept is developing demands via smartphones and accomplishing those demands via offline service providers. The on-demand services are simplified and accomplished with relative ease, thereby satiating the customers.
Speaking of its powerful potential, this concept can disrupt the mighty Google itself. The X in ‘Uber for X‘ can vary from groceries to laundry and virtually anything like food and dining, delivery, transportation, travel etc. This ever-growing trend has paved the way for good reception when we speak of these verticals.
No matter what, the solution provided is ascertained to be very simple indeed.
Mentioning the Challenges that will come ahead
Indeed, a lot of articles have been published regarding why these passionate and eager start-ups typically fail in their ventures when we speak about the blind Uberization of all such verticals. So, let’s take a detailed look.
When we use the framework of Mike Ghaffary, then if an offline enterprise must be transformed into an online equivalent, then by processing the three primary parameters like the power to standardize content, automation of the pricing and transaction and the handling of a speedy delivery with relation to the service, it is seen that uberization of home services will fail.
The verification concerning the home services vertical fails due to hurdles in the standardization of find, buy and redeem funnel, the ever-varying quality of the home service experts and when ascertaining speedy deliveries.
A few start-ups have found ways to tackle these problems through the introduction of some factors. They are detailed below.
Varying quality of home service professionals –
Its seen that almost every start-up feature a system related to offline background and reference checks along with the interviews for the service providers who are coming on board. One startup called Kudzu inspired the users to integrate feedback when it came to selecting the service provider.
Standardization of find, buy and redeem funnel –
A start-up called RedBeacon provided its customers with the opportunity to associate with service providers and get custom quotes related to the demanded work specifics. Another one called Club Local also paved the way for negotiation to be associated with the interaction.
Instant deliveries –
Handybook followed the method of Uber when it came to regular hourly rates and instant appointments. MyTime sells the appointment where it allows the users to select from the open times that are featured on the calendars of the service providers.
Thus, this article would have provided insight for those entrepreneurs who are aspiring to begin their own On-Demand Mobile Application Service businesses. Do download our Uber for X script from the Google Play Store and if you have a fantastic on-demand service idea do feel free to reach us out at https://www.uberdoo.com/uber-for-x.html, and we will be happy to help you out.
Prawin Chandru is an Entrepreneur and a Co-Founder of Uberdoo. The enterprise is a premier technological company in Canada that specializes in Clone Products. It has delivered several economical and robust clone products for its global client base based the ever-changing market trends. Uberdoo is a pioneer when it comes to platforms that speak of On-Demand Mobile Services.