10 Best App Development Trends in 2018 for Startup Business

A decade into what transpired to be the biggest transformation of the digital world, Apple store, apps are still relevant. The apps have become smarter, and they have incorporated what’s called the current trends, to transform your lives. Your Autobots or transformers are very much real, at least in some sense and are being taken to the next big level.

When the digital transformation is at its peak, it is a must for you to start out keeping in mind what the latest development trends are. Without knowing the technology trends that will be transforming the future times, you will not be able to build a relevant solution for your audience.


So, sit tight and let us take you on a ride through the 10 app development trends that start-ups should keep an eye on in 2018.

Location-based solutions

We already have a lot of location-based app solutions that help you locate the desired services in your proximity. For instance, if you want to book a hotel nearby but, you don’t know which one. The LB app solutions will help you by sending recommendations of hotels near you. Personalization is the key to augmenting the experience of location-based apps in 2018. If you can send in personalized traffic or other location-based details to the end user, they might use your app even more. With beacons, proximity sensors, and vertical positioning, you can actually augment the whole LBS. Imagine, your room heater gets turned on, as soon as you are about to reach home. That’s the power of the combination of location-based services and personalization.

Artificial Intelligence

As a developer, you would have heard AI being a major part of the app revolution since 2017. Yes, you would have seen the wide range of app solutions that have been derived with the help of AI. This is going to continue in 2018 as well. It will help improve personalization added to the app solutions and will offer recommendations and suggestions that are uniquely aligned with what you need. For instance, the AI-powered app solutions will play the music that you want to listen to.

Internet of Things

In 2018, IoT will be a major part of the app solutions being offered by businesses. It will impact not just home automation but also healthcare and other suites of life that are highly important for sustenance. IoT in 2018 will be focused on improving data security, and reduce the burden on the cloud. AI and machine learning will combine with IoT to gather relevant insights and offer intuitive solutions.

Virtual Reality

In 2018, VR will move from just being a solution for gaming to a more livable experience. A lot of companies are planning to get VR to your home. A lot of phone manufacturers are making way to induce VR in their handsets so that you can enjoy the experience. Moreover, businesses are looking at ways to incorporate VR in their solutions.

Augmented Reality

The way Pokemon Go made use of Augmented Reality, has led to a wide range of possibilities. You will be able to give out richer and better experience with AR in your Mobile App Development Services this year. VR requires specific devices to experience the reality but, with AR you can use your existing device and explore the rich experiences. Watching 3600 videos has become easier and experiential as a result of AR.

Enterprise Mobile Management

BYOD has been in existence since 2017. This year you will see a massive growth in enterprise mobility and the need for extensive solutions that can cater to BYOD. You will see an integration of AI, IoT and machine learning to produce capable solutions for the enterprise.

Digital Payment Solutions

We are all moving towards a cashless world, which has given importance to the digital payment solutions. Till date, we have solutions that cater to mobile payments. Going forward, we will be deriving solutions for the wearables and other digital devices.

Chatbots and Social Sharing Solutions

The customer support for any organization is an important aspect, one that you simply cannot ignore. If you don’t give out the excellent support system, you might lose out on the retention. The chatbots help in ensuring quick responses and excellent support to the end users of your business. A lot of businesses have come up with AI-powered, highly intuitive and experiential chatbot solutions. This is just the beginning. There is still a long way for the chatbots to grow and enhance the experiences.

Motion Sensors

Motion sensors have been useful in controlling traffic, as well as in sensing a wide range of motion needs. You will see a growth in the motion sensor solutions, especially those that incorporate the gyroscope and accelerometer.


Cloud has led to conventional methods of storing and retrieving data. It has also made data security possible and easy. The year will see an increase in the cloud-methods and you will see solutions based on hybrid clouds grow with time.

Summing it up

Start-ups that are planning to introduce mobile app solutions or cater to technology needs, should keep these trends in mind. They will help you form a relevant and experiential solution for your technology and user needs. It is good to think of the end user before crafting a solution from the idea.



Video Editing Mobile App Development

In the era dominated video content, a good app that helps create and edit videos is a must. After all, you want to update your stories on the go. Instagram is an excellent example of how videos are created and consumed. Periscope by Twitter and Vines are among a few top video platforms that have made a mark on the users.

65% senior marketing executives believe that visual assets are excellent for branding.

Customers are 4x times likely to watch videos as compared to reading a piece introducing the product.

If you are planning on creating a video editing mobile app, you need to first understand that it is a niche segment with several players vying for the top position. You will need to brainstorm a bit, understand what your app needs before building your offering.

The hardware requirements, the restrictions for the video app and the software inclusions need to be understood before you begin app development. Here we will take you through the basics of video editing mobile app development and the must-have features.

Software Complications

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If you are building a native iOS app, then you should probably use AVFoundation. Apple’s flagship product iMovie has been developed using this framework. The animated title, adding sound clips and adding video filters are some of the best aspects of this framework.

The learning curve is low for the framework. Apart from iMovie, you also have Splice, another video editor created for the iOS platform. IMovie is specifically for the iOS platform and allows you to create and upload the videos to the iCloud or other iOS devices.

Splice is excellent for home video creation as it does not include all the necessary video editing functionality.

As against iOS, the Android platform does not serve its users with a noteworthy video editor framework. There are no native solutions available for this platform.

You could go the third party with your choice of video editing frameworks but, you won’t get the result you aimed for.

The main reason for the lack of quality solutions in the absence of native libraries and frameworks that are Google supported.

You have cross-platform apps such as Viva Video and AndroVid that helps you with the video creation and editing needs. However, if you want to develop such apps, you will need to know frameworks that are written in C and Assembly, which makes it necessary for the developers to know both the languages.


Hardware Concerns

Video creation and editing are not just software specific; you will need to consider the hardware as well. The videos are shot well using iPhone’s camera. The iPhone 5 offered 120 FPS videos while version 6 and 6Plus offered 240 FPS.

A few Android devices offer support for slow-motion video creation such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4. The current Android devices come with limited functionality, which needs to be included in your Mobile App Development Services as well. Your app cannot have features that the devices cannot support.

Must-have features

  • Instagram allows users to shoot live videos and upload it as story or Insta post immediately. Your video editing app should include this feature as it will increase the video production and consumption. Make sure your app allows for a professional touch. The users feel more empowered this way
  • Social sharing of the videos created is a must. Viva Video, the app that we talked about earlier, allows users to create videos and upload it to their social networking sites on-the-go. They can add filters, themes and even images to their videos. This keeps the user engaged, and allows them to acquire and retain users
  • Your app should allow users to edit their videos. That’s why you should have filters, emojis, texts, graphics etc. in the app. The users are free to create videos the way they want to, making it innovative and interactive
  • Trimming features in the video apps allows you to cut down the video that you have created into the exact length that you believe will interest your user. This will even save a lot of storage space in your computer
  • Allow users to add music effects of voice clips to their videos. You don’t add a lot of filters but, just the amount that is necessary to keep the user intrigued. Your modules should be engaging and not distracting or irritating
  • You will keep upgrading the platform and your user should know about the new features you have included. The best way to do so would be including push notifications within your app. Every time a new feature is uploaded, your user will be notified
  • While the user is clicking a picture or shooting a video, if they can edit and send it across to their friends, it will definitely keep them engaged. This is another feature that you ought to include in your mobile app
  • Users should be allowed to change the playback speed of the videos they have created. This editing option is a lot of fun
  • Mixing videos is again a lot of fun and keep the user engaged. Your app should allow mixing and creating new videos with ease for the users
  • Once the video is created, the user may want to monetize from the video. Your subscription plans should include marketing and promotional activities, which the user can avail to promote the videos

These are some of the must-have features for a video editing mobile app. You should ideally list out all the features that you want as part of the mobile app, before starting with the development or releasing it to the market.

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Android I/O: What’s new and how it will affect app development?

Android I/O 2018 saw several new updates to the operating system and a few new releases too. Android P, the new operating system, Kotlin updates and an upgrade to the OK Google were some of the key takeaways of the event, which will help developers create trendy and functional apps with features that will enhance user experience.

We will discuss here, the features that have redefined app development for the developers.

The Machine Learning Kits

We have been seeing a lot of start-ups and entrepreneurs trying to incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence into the apps for deep thinking abilities, understanding the human behaviour and deriving insights therein. With Google’s ML kits, this would become easy for the developers. It is a software development kit, using which; developers can add AI powered features to their apps such as text recognition, face detection, enabling live locations, barcode scanning etc. The kits can be used to derive advantage both online and offline, and are used for real-time access of data offline. It is OS-agnostic, which makes it even more useful for the developers.

The Android Jetpack

This is yet another update that will act as a game changer for the Mobile App Development Services. This new update will help manage the background tasks, and also with lifecycle management, which means you will experience fewer crashes and less memory leaks as a user. The tools and design guidelines that come as part of the Jetpack will help accelerate the development, make complex tasks easier and help with robust designs. Work management, Android KTX, Navigation and Slices are part of the newly launched Jetpack. We will discuss both the Slices and Navigation in detail in here.

Slices: This will be the game changer for engagement and user experience. With more real estate available for developers, they can make the users stay around and use the app for a longer time. So, how does this work? The slices will actually provide a small and interactive piece of your app along different areas within the operating system. This feature is part of Android P. For now, it will be a part of the search feature. For instance, if someone searches for a particular type of brand online, a UI template from an app will be rendered in the search. With a few clicks, the user can complete the task intuitively and in an intelligent fashion. The developers can use pre-built templates for the slices or develop the slices for an app from the scratch.

Navigation: We are now talking about gesture based navigation, which will again be a game changer for the Android apps. Android P allows you to change your settings to gestures. What happens with this change? The way you access the apps you used will change. You can see the frequently used apps, without actually moving through the app list.

Instant Apps

The instant apps will be available to all game developers. They had done a test run of this feature on select developers, and have finally decided to launch it for everyone. App discoverability and the conversion rates therein will receive a positive impact as a result. The main purpose of this would be to give your users a chance to use the game before downloading it. You engage them, and you win their loyalty in the long run.
Of course, this does not change the need for app store optimization and user acquisition strategies. This will add to these strategies, and help you increase the conversions for your app.

Android app bundle

This is another positive development for developers with the Android I/O. This feature will allow users to install your apps and use them but, in smaller sizes. This means the performance will be better and the space occupied by it will be far less than the normal app size. The feature will help you penetrate the newer markets and gain engagement.

Google Duplex

Android has finally moved from “Ok Google” to having an assistant that will conduct real conversations. So, whether it is calling a salon for the appointment or having a table reserved at your favourite diner, the Google Duplex will be your assistant. If integrated into apps, it can actually help in gaining insights and improving conversions. This will be an excellent add-on to the machine learning kit devised for the developers.

Summing up the Android I/O

The event has left a positive impact on the developers, and has actually offered them features that they can use to benefit the users and enhance user experience. If they combine a few features, they would be able to get A-grade solutions for the business, and help scale the business.
If you are looking for Android app Solutions for your business, and want to improve your conversion rates, connect with Seashore Partners. We offer top-notch mobile solutions that are in sync with your needs.

Top Features That You Should Have in Your Restaurant App for Business Profitability

Earlier we discussed the importance of having a restaurant app, and how it will help you. Now, we will discuss what all you need to in the app for it to make it to the best seller, and improve business profitability.


Here are the features that you simply cannot ignore when designing your restaurant app. These are features that increase the convenience and the comfort of the customers.

Push notifications

This is both obvious and important for your restaurant app. You should not keep sending them every hour but, make sure you have a defined strategy for the push notifications. The more sophisticated they are, the more difference they will make for your restaurant.

Go with relevancy and personalization. Note what time the user mostly prefers a notification from your business. Put forth content that is recognized by them. If they have been showing interest in a particular feature or product, you could sell them via notifications. For this, you would need to survey your customer, and know a bit about them. Profiling the customer would help you define your push notification strategy.

Mobile payments

When you have set out to offer convenience to the users, it is important that you ground it holistically. Mobile ordering is pretty much the norm of the hour, at least for people ordering out. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you added the payments on mobile? You might want to think through adding all the mobile payment gateways possible to make sure they find it convenient to pay via any method.

Loyalty Programs & POS Integration

Loyalty program in the digital interface should not be missed. It will help you fetch more customers and retain them on-board. If the loyalty program is finely etched, you would find more people entering your restaurant regularly or, at least ordering take-outs.

You may want to make sure that the POS as well as the digital payments are integrated so that the loyalty points for both are added, and the end customer is satisfied. There are a lot of people who scan the QR code to pay, and your app will need to maintain a record of those people, and add the points to their digital loyalty program.

Online ordering

Facilitating online ordering with ease is a major feature that your app should contain. Make sure the menu is listed in an easy to add manner, with the quantity mentioned, so that you simply need to click and add. The ordering should be more usable and experiential.

Feedback and social

For a customer, sending out a feedback on what was served to them is important. You would find a number of food and restaurant apps with reviews listed below the menu. You want to customers to read the reviews and come to you. That’s precisely why; the feedback is an integral feature of your mobile app.

Similarly, social integration should be made easy with your Mobile App Development. It not only makes the sign in to your mobile app easy but also helps you with profiling and personalization.


Among the many current technologies, chatbot is one that you could have for your restaurant. It will connect with the users on behalf of your business and simulate conversations. So, if there is a delay in the order or some other issue, the chatbot would be the first responder.


Add a feature using which the customers can book their table, and complete reservations. This way you know if the table is occupied and you can notify them about cancelation, in case of no-show. The cancelation process is also made easy with this feature added to your restaurant app.


These are the basic and necessary features of a restaurant app. If these features are present, you are sure to get the attention you deserve from your customers, and will be able to make your business profitable.

Seashore Partners designs a number of mobile app solutions to meet your unique business requirements. Check out our portfolio to see our experience and expertise in formulating app solutions.

Fitness App Ideas That Would Help Your Business Succeed

Workout and weight loss apps are hugely popular, accounting for nearly three-fourths of all health and fitness app sessions. This trend is growing with the increase in wearable devices and fitness trackers in the market. According to Statista, Fitbit is the top fitness tracking device with 23.6 Mn users from across the world.

96% of the fitness and health app users are using only one app at the most.

The increased number of fitness app users suggests a great market for these apps. If you are planning to enter this segment, then your timing is right. It is, however, equally important to have a fitness app idea that matches the segment’s needs and values the user experience.

We have been researching this segment for a while now, and have come out with broad app ideas that you can look into before moving further with your mobile app development. The fitness segment consists of health, food and nutrition and actual fitness tracking. So, are you ready to look into some significant app ideas?

Diet Tracking Apps

This is the first type of fitness app that you can develop for your users. The tracking app monitors the various activities that the users go through. For instance, there is the diet tracking app, which will monitor the food intake, the calories consumed and even the water intake for the person. It will have the user enter their weight and other details along with medical history, in order to monitor and suggest better. The apps will be synced with the fitness tracker in order to monitor their exercises and calories they have reduced during the day.

These apps help the users set goals, track them on a daily basis, and essentially help them plan their fitness better. You don’t need to manually input all the details of your diet. You can take help of the dictionary in the app, which will automatically recount the details of the food you have consumed earlier.

Activity Tracking App

This app monitors the daily activity of the user. For instance, if they are running every day, then the app will monitor the progress made by the user, and will also provide them with the graphical improvements.

The same goes for other activities that include swimming, cycling and walking. The intensity of the workout done by the user, and the calorie effect of the workout will be recorded in the app, and it will be compared against the set goal.

The other type of activity tracker app includes the activity sharing app. Here, the users can share their progress with their friends or, even challenge each other to improve their fitness. The social integration of the fitness apps can brilliantly improve the fitness record for the individual, and offer them better incentives.

The Personal Trainer Apps

This is the app variant that is most popular in the modern times. Not everyone has time to hit the gym. At such a point, the PT apps play an important role. They are consultants and they train you via the apps. They will seek information about you, like the offline personal trainers. You will then need to give them a schedule of your workout and the goal that you aim to achieve from the fitness. The app based consultants will then draw a fitness chart for you and will make sure you follow the exercises recommended. They will also train you with the right elements straight out of your home. So, you won’t need to hit the gym, the gym comes to you.

Health Consultant App

This variety of app does not deal with actual workouts or actual tracking; it is a mere consultation app. When you enter your goals and you mention your diet habits, a consultant will call you, and help you refine your health goals, the diet charts, and even the exercise formats. It is an app that deals with consultation alone and empowers you with tracking. Most people don’t want anyone to train them but, they would rather have an app that helps them track and keep a log of what they ate, what they did for workout and how best to achieve their goal.

Apart from these, you can develop the weight loss apps, specifically targeted towards the customers that aim to lose weight and nothing else. When developing a fitness app, the end goal should be clear and precise. You should have objectives and scope defined too, which will help in gearing the fitness app towards success.

If you have a fitness app idea that needs to be validated or, wish to convert your fitness app idea into an able Mobile App Development Services generating revenue, then connect with us via phone or email.


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Planning to Create Healthcare Apps? 3 Booming App Categories to Watch Out in Health Tech Sector

Healthcare is a booming sector, and has evolved in the past few years. This segment has adopted technology to create opportunities for the end users and make their lives easy and convenient. In fact, if you have studied recent funding stories, you will notice that healthcare has received maximum funds and investor’s interest.

A report from Statista suggests that the healthcare segment will reach 206Bn by the end of year 2020. Why is there a sudden interest in this segment? Firstly, there are consumers interested in receiving mobile healthcare. They believe it is instant and convenient. Secondly, it allows healthcare to reach the distant and remote places in the world with ease, which simply means every has access to healthcare via mobile.

When it comes to healthcare startups, both Brazil and Latin America are considered to be hot markets. There is a lot of innovation and healthcare startup ideas buzzing these markets.

If you are planning an app for the healthcare segment, here are a few categories that you can work upon and succeed on devising a successful app.

Top Categories for Healthcare Apps


On-demand solutions: On-demand Mobile App Development Services are highly in demand, and they will serve the patients with convenient and immediate healthcare. The patients will have access to the doctors directly through their smartphones and can schedule their appointments. In case they need to see the doctors immediately, the same can be done with the doctor-on-demand solution. You can introduce video consultations to your on-demand solutions to make it more effective

  • Telemedicine:This category of healthcare solutions can help with counselling, chronic disease monitoring as well as management of the health. You can include medical examination, doctor consultations as well as remote monitoring systems using these solutions. Going mobile will help healthcare offer better self-care to the patients. These solutions help the users make better nutrition choices and help them formulate habits that can improve their condition

AI in healthcare: The AI based healthcare allows the patients to get a thorough diagnosis done. These apps help reduce the overall cost of healthcare and increase the speed of diagnosis. With machine learning and data analysis, the apps gain a lot of insight into the patients and help them with remedies and care plans. With these apps, you can even reduce the patient’s stay time at your hospital.

Must-have app features


  • Manage Patient History:
    The app should log all details of the patient and maintain a history. This will help in case you go for second opinions. The doctors can consult amongst each other, can know what kind of history you have had, and help you with the perfect solution.
  • Managing schedules:
    The apps should make it easy for you to seek an appointment from the doctor. From selecting the timing to managing the appointments and getting notified about it prior to the date, should be made easy with the healthcare solutions. This should be part of the feature list that you are planning for the healthcare solution
  • ePrescriptions:
    ePrescriptions not only help the patients know what medicines they are supposed to buy, but can also be carried around everywhere. The doctors can save a lot of their time with the eprescriptions. In fact, the prescription can be shared with the pharmacy, and you can get the medicines delivered to your home. If you are planning a healthcare app, this is an incredible feature to add

Proper planning and complete strategizing is essential to help devise the right healthcare solution. However, it all starts with the right idea and how you aim to achieve your goals through the app idea.

With Seashore Partners by your side, you don’t need to worry about anything beyond a perfect app idea. We take care of end-to-end app development solutions for your business. Connect with us via email or phone for proper implementation and successful launch to the market.

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How AR Can Boost Ecommerce Industry?

How would you feel if you could shop online the same way you would offline, inside a store? It would be interesting! Imagine, being able to check how that jacket you just liked, would look on you. That is the kind of technology we are talking about with Augmented Reality.


With increase in the Mobile App Development Services, and improved marketing strategies, there is the strong trend of Augmented Reality waiting to acquire and retain your best customers online. This boost in the technology has initiated the development for AR-based apps. With ARKit and other tools and platforms ready to help you with the development, AR is definitely key to boosting the ecommerce industry.

How exactly would AR enhance shopping experiences? By making sure, you no longer need to depend on your imagination to buy a product. You try it, and you buy it. If you don’t like the product that is available off-the-shelf, you customize it to meet your unique needs. Once you are ready with the customized product, you try it again. The end goal is to get a product that fits your needs, and looks good on you. Offline, you would be able to do it by trying them on physically. Here, you would try them on virtually. So much for convenience and comfort!

Some real-world examples of AR in ecommerce

  • Furnishing Industry:IKEA has used AR to help the


customers intending to buy furniture for their home space easy and convenient. The AR app the DIY furniture company has developed allows the user to interact with the products the same way they would in real world. Nothing is left to imagination! They can try the furniture in tiny spaces, see how the colours fits the wall colours etc. how? They will need to scan the empty area of their how where they intend to place the furniture. Place the product on the scanned floor, and improve your buying decision.

  • Fashion Industry:Trying on clothes before you can buy; something the offline world provides has entered the online segment too. So, Banana Flame took up this challenge and added a virtual fitting room to their AR application. They can adjust the dress position, change sizes, colours etc. to check what fits you best. You can even share the pictures with your friends before you make the purchase. This AR app allowed the company to increase their revenue by 182%.


  • AR for Retail:Amazon is the practical example of how retail has been benefited by the arrival of AR. The company has accommodated the AR view of quite a few products. You can check multiple views of the product, see how it will look from the side, and check the product completely before you make the purchase. This AR integration has increased customer satisfaction for the company.


  • AR for B2C:The AR box picker allows the customer to choose the packaging and the best fit box for their products. In this way, you can ensure a small product is not packed into a huge box and vice versa. This saves a whole lot on the packaging costs.


Benefits of AR in eCommerce

So, why is the ecommerce industry focused on getting in AR to boost value of their products?

  • Information about the product and the benefits of the product have more value when you get to see them in reality. You won’t need to talk about them with content. You just need to show the goods, how they look, and make the user try it on virtually for increased conversions
  • Real estate commerce can showcase their products i.e. the lands and the apartments virtually. You can take the customers on a tour and make them see the space clearly. No longer will the customer need to move out of their home to see the land or the new apartments they wish to rent
  • The exchange or return of the product adds to the business cost. If you want to avoid it, integrating AR would help. The customer would know what they are engaging in, and would not return it


Both iOS and Android have come up with their versions of the tool needed to develop the AR app. Developers are busy working into these models and trying to create innovative and value addition products for the customers.

If you want to give your ecommerce customers the value of try before you buy, within the comforts of their home, it is time to adopt AR technology. Connect with Seashore Partners for a suitable mobile app solution derived, based on your needs and goals.

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Looking to Recreate Doctor on Demand? Here are The Must-have Features for an On-Demand Doctor App

Technology is slowly helping healthcare reach more people virtually. With a tap on your phone, you can connect with doctors, and get your test reports home. The technology is penetrating deeper and is all set to help the patients living in the rural areas too, where tech and healthcare both are slow to reach.

With on-demand technology gearing up, every sector wants to utilize its potential to build up a stronger base for the users. On-demand is all set to disrupt healthcare as well. With the needs being immediate and the data to check on real-time, on-demand is more of a necessity in this industry.


Doctor on demand, is one of the finest apps that has incorporated the on-demand method to connect the patients with doctors in times of emergency as well as for regular services. The idea is to help the patients get immediate assistance.

If the statistics are anything to go by, then digital healthcare is all set to reach $200Bn by end of 2020. You will need to be a part of this growing community, if you want to stand out, and offer solutions to major gaps and problems existent in this segment.

If you are planning a tech start-up with an on-demand process in the healthcare segment, here are some of the features you simply cannot ignore. Let’s get started.

Consultations through live videos

The most important concern for an app like doctor on demand is to ensure quick and easy access to the doctors. Most consultations occur in-person; however, this would not have been possible if you don’t live in an area with an access to doctors or the access is limited. The Mobile App Development Services will be your immediate gateway to health care and assurance.

The live video conferences will help the doctors connect with the patients, and get their issues resolved. The user just needs to have a good internet connection, and the rest is taken care of. The videos should be able to view into HD images shown by the patients, in case of x-rays and other details needed for immediate consultation.

This is the best way for doctors to penetrate into rural areas or areas that have limited accessibility to good hospitals and medicines.

Scheduling made easy

Most times, the patients are unable to go through the pain of waiting lines. Hence, they require someone who would come to their homes and see their condition. If that is not possible, they would need a doctor who would schedule the time, and ensure their availability at that time.

This is made possible with the on-demand healthcare apps. They tend to connect the doctors with the patients and ensure easy access to medicines and other care giving options. In case, the doctor wishes for an in-person meet, the app will allow the user to schedule the time, and make sure they are in the doctor’s cabin at that time. The waiting time is reduced, and the patients have better access to medicines and doctors.

Maintaining the history

The app should have a complete history of the patient’s medical records as well as their consultations. This would help any doctor coming on-board to consult the patient and ensure proper medication.

For instance, any patient with a history of allergy should not be given certain medicines. The records would contain these descriptions and would allow the doctor to prescribe accordingly. The past prescriptions would also be recorded in the app’s history, allowing the doctor to know what worked for the patient and what did not.

Geolocation and tagging

Sometimes, the patient is aware of the nearest doctor; however, they are not aware of the distance and location. The app should be able to help with the location as well as navigation. In case of on-demand, the patient should be able to see where the doctor is and how long will they take to reach your location. This is helpful in comforting the patient, as the navigation on the map will tell them that the doctor is on the way, and so is the treatment.

A lot of on-demand doctor apps have started integrating this feature, as they believe it is necessary from the patient’s perspective.

Summing up

The on-demand segment is one of the most preferred segments, and every industry is looking for ways to incorporate on-demand to help benefit their users. With our mobile app development expertise and industry knowledge, Seashore Partners can help you with a successful mobile application that will help you reach your target audience. Connect with us for further discussion or idea validation.

Model Your On-Demand Grocery App for the Tech Savvy Generation with These Important Features

Groceries are no longer bought in the store; people tap their mobile phones to order groceries home. The tech-savvy generation is looking for absolute convenience, and if your mobile app cannot give them that, then it has failed for sure. One of the main reasons that grocery has moved to the app is the way it saves time and allows you to shop without being inside a crowded mall. Standing in a huge line at the checkout drains you completely, and you would give anything to miss that chance.

Apart from the users, the investors are also a major reason why on-demand is moving into the grocery segment. A lot of on-demand grocery start-ups have raised money in the funding rounds and have gained interest of the investors. This has led businesses to understand that on-demand is where the consumers and conversions lie.

However, if your on-demand grocery app does not meet the ingredient list, then you would not be able to attract the target audience. It is important to plan the on-demand app before you set out on your journey to attract the users.

Planning includes understanding the following:

  • What is the purpose of the on-demand grocery app?
  • What kind of on-demand behavior does the target audience depict?
  • How does the audience shop for the groceries?
  • What do they look for in the apps for groceries?
  • Is there competition in the niche you are planning to target?
  • What monetization strategy are you planning?
  • What kind of services do the other apps provide and how would you differentiate from them?

This kind of planning will help you develop the ideal mobile app development services usa for your market. However, planning and strategy remains unexecuted if you do not include these features in your on-demand grocery app.

Here we will discuss the must-have features for your app, which will help you win the customers.

Shopping lists


Allow the customers to create the shopping lists with your app. This will not just eliminate the need for pen and paper but also the need for other apps to make the lists. In fact, this will even prevent the users from resorting to their memory when they are settling down to make their purchases. They will simply need to refer to the list and place the order. It is often seen that people tend to write down the things that they will order with the other groceries, and fail to remember when they actually set out to order. The list in your app will prevent this from happening. You can even include barcode scanning, list updating and other features that provide utmost convenience to the users.

Search accessibility

It is important for the users to complete their searches and identify the items they want to buy as quickly as possible. That’s why your app should have a search facility that allows them to search easily. They will simply need to type in the product keywords, and the products will be listed on the screen. You don’t have to include a large box to cause the impact. You simply need a small search box with the right results.

Categorize with ‘popular’ and ‘favorites’

These categories help in adding the products quickly to the basket. The popular category should show all the items that are popular with the people in general. You can include all the products that are part of most of the lists and are bought often. Favorites is the category where the users can include the items that they wish to buy. These two categories will enhance the shopping experience and will make adding products to the carts easy for the shoppers.

Deals and discounts


A good grocery app remains incomplete without the inclusion of the right deals and discounts. You may want to consider adding the attractive deals and discounts for the day, week or in general sale discounts. You may have to plan in advance in order to introduce these features. In some apps, the discount over the MRP for certain products is always available. This helps them convert the potentials into customers.


It is important for your users to know the status of the groceries they have ordered. With the tracking feature, you can help them check on the status of the products they have ordered, and when it is likely to reach them. The order status is updated in real-time with this feature, offering a good shopping experience to the users.

Payment gateways

It is important for your grocery app to make payments easy and seamless for the customer. For this purpose, you need to integrate the payment gateways that are normally used. You can also include Apple and Android wallets, as they tend to be majorly used in the recent times. You should ideally work on securing the payment gateway so that the users can trust you and complete the transactions.

Push notifications

Based on the data collected, you know the shopping habits exhibited by the user, and you can easily use it to personalize the notifications you will be sending across. Product launches, discounts on products that the target is interested in and other details can be sent across via push notifications. It is important you use this feature to benefit your customer and improve your conversions.


On-demand is a growing segment, and there are popular apps in the on-demand grocery segment that are earning investments and customers. If you want your app to attract investors’ attention, then make sure you have a well-defined idea that fills up existing gaps.

Seashore Partners can assure you complete Mobile App development Services of your idea, keeping in mind the features required to complete your solution and the needs of your target audience. You can connect with us via email or phone. Our team will get in touch with you to get things started.

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