The popular cab application, Uber has launched its food delivery application, called Uber Eats. It is available in several popular cities in the world and hence is termed as one of the major food delivery application (Stonehem 2016). The users can order food with this application and it is ensured that the food is delivered on time. The following report outlines a brief discussion on this application with significant details.
The major purpose of this application of Uber Eats is to order food online. The cab service of Uber is quite popular worldwide; however, this time they have decided to launch the food delivery application. The users can order food from any restaurant and the food will be delivered at their door steps via Uber Eats without any type of complexity.
Although, this application of Uber Eats was launched in 2016 and has become extremely popular, they still have scope for improvement. Presently, they are serving in various cities of the world; however they have not reached to each and every city. They could eventually increment their sales by involving more cities and countries worldwide (da Silva Monty 2018). This would not only increase their sales but also their popularity. Similar to their cab application, they would be getting more customers.
Uber Eats is a sub service of the famous cab application of Uber that utilizes same drivers for both carrying the passengers as well as delivering their food. The delivery rate of this application is 3 dollars and it is available on the user interface of the Uber application (Ubereats.com. 2018). Moreover, Uber Eats provides the affordable option for food delivery that makes it perfect for the customers to use it.
The first and the foremost constraint of this Uber Eats is that they do not have their own application. The users could only deliver food via Uber application. The second constraint here is that the time consumption for food delivery becomes quite high and estimated time of arrival or ETA is violated (DeMasi 2016). The third constraint of Uber Eats is that no matter how shorter the distance is, they incur a minimum amount of delivery charge from all users.
The major assumptions of this Uber Eats include:
i) The opportunities of this application is to provide extra services and enter into other markets.
ii) Another assumption is to open their own restaurant with efficient delivery services and offering discounts to their loyal customers.
iii) Moreover, they could also deal with other restaurants for enjoying mutual benefits.
iv) Uber Eats uses SquareSpace software model for their application.
There are several important and significant requirements of the Uber Eats. These requirements are termed as product specifications and these are the foundations of the products and list the respective technical specifications. The major requirements of this application include both the platforms of iOS and Android (Stonehem 2016). Almost all the versions of operating system are supported by it. Moreover, they have UX/ UI over the application.
The functional requirements of Uber Eats are as follows:
i) This application is supported by both iOS and Android platforms. Thus, any user, who has a smart phone, would be able to use this application.
ii) Another important functional requirement of Uber Eats would be that it provides seamless UX/ UI on the application.
iii) The application is dependent on a third party software (da Silva Monty 2018).
iv) The communication is done with several Google Maps APIs.
iv) The databases of this application are MySQL and MongoDB.
The non-functional requirements of Uber Eats are as follows:
i) The reliability of this application is extremely high and hence the users could easily use it. Moreover, it is available in almost every popular city in the world and thus the availability is better.
ii) Performance of Uber Eats is better than any other food delivery app and hence it is popular (DeMasi 2016).
iii) The application security is high and hence there is no chance of data theft during transactions.
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