If you’re a dog owner you may have hard resistance to the need of walking out with your pet. It definitely made you think about a dog walking service. Such kind of service may be really helpful when you’re unable to find a trustworthy person to walk with your pet or have a business meeting early in the morning. For instance, when you’re in a new city, or you have problems with a service you had before.
And there is actually an app for such purpose called Wag Walker. The problem is it’s available only in the U.S. while there are many other developed countries and people waiting for such an app. Plus, there is always a place for a new one competitor like it happened with Lyft and Uber.
We’ve made a preliminary research of hypothetical Uber for Dogs, an on-demand service that connects dog owners and dog walkers. Plus, on top of it, we revealed an additional feature your audience would be interested in. Specifically, the app should help find a buddy for a dog. In other words it has a potential to become a tinder for dogs later (are we serious?) with some sort of socialization features that would connect dogs based on their character, age, breed and other parameters.
Dog Walks App Features
- Walker Booking – This feature allows scheduling a dog walk and makes booking in advance, which effectively saves time for both parties.
- Find My Dog – A geolocation tracker functionality that integrates with GPS dog locator service that tracks dog location so its owner could meet it at any time.
- Friend Search – Special matching service that search dog in the walking radius based on set user preferences (location, breed, sex, age, etc).
- Dog Profile – Helps users to track their dog activity and find appropriate walking partners.
- Internal Message – Allows dog owner and walker communicate with each other without leaving an app.
There are about 42 million U.S. households that own dog and 43 million dogs in Western Europe. Still waiting for someone to get into this market?
Dog walking is a whole industry today. It is dominated by gig workers because the jobs are flexible and because no extra skills or a lot of experience are required to do it. The demand is high since people are busy all the time and often beg for a helping hand.
You can imagine yourself being stuck in traffic on your way home to just feed your dog and walk it only to go right back to the city for a meeting with friends. Try to imagine somebody in need to leave the city for a couple days and travel someplace else. These people would like a gig worker to take care of the pets while they’re away.
And now it is your turn. As a software provider, your business will be a platform you oversee that makes possible dog owners to connect with dog walkers. You have a certain target audience and you can promote your app in pet stores or among pet lovers at the pet conventions and contests or tournaments.
With a fixed target audience an authentic “Walk my Dog” app can transform into a successful and profitable business.
How much does it cost?
To make an app like Uber for Dogs you need designers, developers, business analysts, project managers, and hard work by many professionals. Usually price for such Uber for Dogs Apps starts from 30K per one platform (iOS or Android) and it can increase, depending on the company you will choose. However, as we have ready-made developed modules as well as extensive experience making such applications, our prices are lower. We may deliver your own on-demand app with unique design developed specifically for your Uber for Dogs Business for only about 15K.
We have been developing Uber for Dogs Applications for a long time. Thanks to this we accumulated a huge base of knowledge, expertise, and even ready-made MVP. Using such modules, we reduce app cost down to the most affordable on the market.
The key to success is conquering a certain niche where optimization cna bring in real increase in revenue. As such, your platform will conquer your target audience because it will be aimed to help them improve the way they walk their dogs. The scale of your platform is essential to its success since with the more participants you are going to have a bigger cut.
You can pick a certain city and neighborhood or a community to target as your potential future users. Connect the two in your ecosystem with each other to make ordering a dog walker once a day or on weekends will give you more free time to freely excuse yourself for a whole day.
You should put some effort into promoting your app in the manner most effective to show the appeal and grasp to reach your target audience. If the idea doesn’t stick with them, if they won’t see value in your proposition, there wouldn’t be much of a bargain.
Already have an app idea in mind?