The main reason for building a restaurant app is to improve your customers’ experience. With the help of your own app, your restaurant will be able to provide different features such as menu lookup, booking systems, food ordering and delivery options. This will help them understand what your restaurant is all about and it will be more likely for them to come back. Plus, a restaurant app can save you a lot of time and money you usually spend on management and manual processes.
As usual, this depends on the amount of features you want the app to have. If the app is just for taking reservations, that will probably be ready in a couple of hours. If you want to run promos, get reviewed on social media, showcase your menu, launch a loyalty program and offer special video content, it will take longer and you’ll probably have to look for tutorials and documentation to let you move forward.
Either way, creating a restaurant app using no-code is easy. You’ll need to focus on your design and probably prioritize features. Remember: you can always launch a smaller app, learn from your users and keep adding new functionalities as time goes by according to your users’ needs. With Bravo Studio, publishing your app in the stores is really easy. You can have as many new versions as you need.
Also, you might want to think about a simple design to kick off your app and then add animations, illustrations, more photos or a much more complex branding. What’s key to us is that the app that you launch works perfectly well and looks nice. But don’t get all caught up in the details!
The costs for developing a restaurant app with the traditional UX/UI and development iterations vary from around $35,000 to $100,000 depending on the number of features that you want to offer. Don’t forget, you’ll also have to invest money in marketing, so consider a promotional budget as well.
With Bravo Studio, you can save time and money and build your restaurant app for iOS and Android without code. Additionally, since our plans have fixed prices regardless of the number of features you want to implement, you’ll have a guaranteed price upfront. You can kick it off with our free plan and then move to our paid plan. Anyway you’ll get 100% design flexibility. No need to stick to a static template using Bravo Studio.
You might have been wondering if it makes sense to build your own restaurant app instead of going with some of the giant food delivery apps that are trending right now. Well, just bear in mind that you’d be giving away 30% of every dish. Also, you’ll be lost in an endless list of restaurant choices.
When you create an app for your restaurant, you open new horizons for revenue generation. Having your own app allows you to create a special experience for your customers and show them that you care. You can communicate with them, offer special promotions, send push notifications of your lunch offer at specific times and reward them for inviting their friends.
You’ll also be able to ask your customers for reviews and you know how important reviews are these days.
Building a restaurant app with Bravo Studio is easy. You just need to decide whether to go with Figma or Adobe XD for your designs, define a user flow, prioritize functionalities and kick off your Bravo project. You’ll have your app published in the stores in no time.
Define the features
The first thing you need to do is understand how these apps work. We strongly advise you to go through Google Play or the App Store and search for restaurant apps. Download a couple of them, play around and see what they have to offer. Look for bright ideas and note them down.
Then, add the ideas you had according to your customers wants and needs. Once you have this list, try choosing the top 3 features for your app. Those will be the core of your first release. If in doubt, you can use the Impact-Effort matrix to try and organize them. The features with higher impact and lower effort are the ones you should start building right away.
Design your restaurant app
Once you have your features ready, you’ll have to kick off your UX design. That’s to say, define your app’s architecture. What Is the user flow going to be like? How many screens will the app have?
Once your app’s skeleton is ready, you can move on to UI design and get your branding out there. You can add some animations if you feel like it. The key here is to develop a system and stick to it so that your app looks nice and tidy.
For this design phase, you can work with Figma or Adobe XD. Once your design is ready, you'll be halfway to having your app ready!
Build your app without code
Once your app has been designed you are ready to start Bravorizing! Create your free account and connect Bravo with your Figma or Adobe XD account. You can follow these tutorials if you need any help.
Don’t forget to test with your users
Once you have imported your design to Bravo Studio and it’s almost ready to go, you might want to run a couple of tests with a couple of brief meetings with users that belong to your target audience. You can easily do this by sharing your app via Bravo Vision previewer app.This will help you gain fresh feedback and go through one last iteration.
Since 2019, thousands of users all around the world have used Bravo Studio’s technology to build their no-code native mobile apps. We believe that design should never be compromised, and that’s what sets us apart from the traditional ‘app builder.’ Bravo Studio offers full design flexibility with Figma or Adobe XD, as well as premium features like in-app purchases and real-time chat.
Bravo also enables you to connect almost any external data source with a REST API. With awesome tools like Airtable, Xano and Supabase, to name just a few, you can choose the best backend that fits your skillset and app needs.
Bravo: the best software for making a Restaurant app
Bravo is your no-code custom-made mobile app builder for iOS and Android. Create pixel-perfect MVPs, validate ideas and publish on App Store and Google Play Store. You can start Bravorizing today for free.