How to Build an On-Demand Platform Like Uber or Airbnb


When we talk about building an on demand delivery app clone, we’re often talking about building an app like Uber or Airbnb. Two major decacorns (companies worth $10 billion or more), Uber and Airbnb are worth billions of dollars. To be more precise, Uber was valued at $72 billion and Airbnb at $29.3 billion as of August 2018. Uber is available in more than 65 countries and over 600 cities. Every day, nearly two million people rent accommodation through Airbnb. What’s so great about these two companies that makes so many people regularly use their applications and makes entrepreneurs want to copy them?

We’re here to talk about the philosophy behind an Uber- or Airbnb-like on-demand delivery service app.

What do on-demand platforms offer?

On-demand delivery apps are of great benefit to all users:

  • Customers can request goods and services anywhere they are, track order delivery via GPS, and make in-app payments.
  • Producers can approve or decline requests and easily run their businesses within one application.
  • Both consumers and producers can rate their experiences.

NOTE: Producers are those who create value (offer goods or services) for customers to consume. For Airbnb, producers are hosts; for Uber, they’re drivers.

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