Pedigree for your Uber for Pets App Development


Feb. 19

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The birth of Uber brought with it a brand new business model that allowed individuals to call for on-demand transportation at the mere push of a button. The popularity of the on demand app solutions, sparked this development model to be used across a wide range of other service sectors too.

In the case of VetPronto or Uber for pets and veterinarians, users of the on demand application are able to book veterinary care in their own home with the same on-demand convenience that Uber offers. As Uber connects users to local transportation, VetPronto connects users to local practitioners and their available services, allowing them to preemptively select suitable appointment times and what type of services required. Since VetPronto is still a startup company, it is worth taking note of the attributes that has made it successful.

3 Vital Ingredients for Pet Startups

There are three vital ingredients that are essential for startups trying to break into the on-demand solutions niche.

Always Listen to Your Customers.

As anyone can tell you, customers are an essential part of your business, and are the foundation of your business’ success. Therefore, the first ingredient to success as a start-up is their needs and opinions. These should be at the forefront of your thoughts when planning what solutions you will be providing within the on-demand solutions niche. Simply start by reaching out to your customers and listen to what their problems are, then target your audience according to what your competitors have been missing. For example, where Uber simply took on the need for transportation, VetPronto capitalized on the need for accessible veterinary care in a convenient, user-friendly service.

Factor In Convenience and Comfort.

Good things come to those who wait, but in the modern world, a customer’s time is worth more than their money, therefore, your services should be quick and convenient. The Uber business model or the on-demand business model, is based on the convenience and the comfort of its customers, and apps like VetPronto allow the scheduling of house-calls, eliminating the need for a customer to travel. Similarly, your business should ensure that your solutions are easily accessible for convenience sake and effective for comfort’s sake. Bridging the gap between customers’ problems and your solutions can be the deciding factor in whether or not your business succeeds.

Include All of The Essentials.

Finally, every on-demand application should include a set of essential features. These features can vary slightly from company to company but remain largely similar despite differing applications and business models. For apps like VetPronto, essential features may include any of the following.

  1. A detailed veterinarian profile. Customers will want to know who they’ll be inviting into their home and working with. This includes basic information, credentials, experience, or even a short motto.
  2. The Ability to Find Local Veterinarians. Your app won’t seem very effective if it can’t perform the basic function it was meant to. Locating where aid will be coming from is essential, as this provides immediate information like time until arrival, and which business is sending a practitioner. Customer’s may prefer a business with better reviews, even if it’s located further away from them.
  3. Select the Type of Pet. The visiting practitioner will need the know what they are dealing with as well, as they may need to prepare their equipment beforehand accordingly.
  4. All Available Information on the Pet. For the sake of records, as well as some possibly important background information, it is important for a customer to be able to submit as much information as possible.
  5. Be Able to Select the Condition. Once the practitioner has been informed on what they are working with, they must then be informed as to why they have been called upon. Preliminary assessments can save time and frustration for all parties involved, as it allows the practitioner to make a better final judgment on how to proceed, meaning fewer visits, and faster recovery for the pet in question.
  6. Be Able to Schedule Services. Now that the customer has provided the information the practitioner needs, they will need to be able to schedule an appointment that fits into their timetable. This particular feature should be detailed and specific, including information like when practitioners are available and the amount of time an appointment can occupy.
  7. Include Payment Gateway Integration. Your customers will need a way to pay for your services, and that method should be as quick, seamless, and secure as possible. Lengthy or complex payment methods can turn many customers away, but ones that are too simple appear untrustworthy. Finding a balance between these factors will be key in securing more sales and growing your business.
  8. Have In-app Chat. Should your customers encounter any problems or have any questions, they will require immediate support. Having a built in chat system has the potential to eliminate many problems, as a human contact can identify and solve issues quickly and efficiently while providing any additional information necessary.
  9. Utilize Push Notifications. Finally, notifications may not seem very important, but in this day and age, it is important to provide immediate notifications for things like arrival updates, or any changes in the customer’s scheduled appointment. Failure to notify can lead to negative experiences, which leads to less customers.

As stated previously, the above attributes are essential to the features suite that app developers need to include, for apps trying to break into the on-demand niche. These can easily be the difference between your application succeeding in the marketplace or failing.

How Let’s Nurture can help for Pets App Development?

Should you plan on diving into the world of on-demand services, Lets Nurture offers custom mobile app development backed with years of experience. We have experience in Uber like dog walkers (sitters) app development using which pet owners can book and schedule appointments with dog walkers.

You may like to read: Cost to develop Marketplace App for Dog Sitters

We are well versed in the on-demand application development world and can include features like language support, GPS tracking, cross-platform compatibility, online support, instant payments and social media integration into your mobile app. We have even gained expertise on IoT enabled Pet Food Dispensers, Ecommerce app for pets and Voice & Video Assisted Technology for Pet Nurturing. In the event that you are still left with unanswered questions, feel free to contact us directly and our dedicated team will be happy to assist you.


Ketan Raval
Posted by Ketan Raval

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