Medical Marijuana has already entered into the business mainstream and is now on the way to become a $35 billion industry by the end of 2020. It has grown up to 74% previous year — and thus, it’s no wonder that it will be sooner or later overruled by the technology and mobile app developers are already thinking to embed the service in just the right way.
Medical marijuana is being purchased nowadays on a repetitive basis; hence, after being embraced by the society on a wide scale, it has opened the room full of opportunities for the businesses. The technical executives are getting ready with the concept of Medical Marijuana Delivery Mobile app development and are all set to make it an imperative part of the on-demand landscape.
Till now, one of the major factors that remained a crucial point for this industry is: the Marijuana medicines are not easily available. Some patients were not able to locate the appropriate dispensary and some kept on waiting for their couriers at the time they needed. So, in such a case, On-demand Medical Marijuana Delivery Mobile app is the biggest rescue and is highly capable of meeting the users’ requirements instantaneously. It has also lessened down the delivery time and had augmented the quality and safety parameters.
So, if you are also looking for investing in the same venture, keep reading the post for identifying the four most important pillars: basic framework, attributes, cost and the technology involved for engineering an On-demand Medical Marijuana Delivery mobile app.
Registration: This is the main section of the app where users will land on. They can register by entering an OTP sent to their email account or the mobile number.
Search and browse: The users can check all the products that are available in the app along with their price and specifications, so as to place the order in a convenient way.
Place an order: The users can place the orders as per the prescription received from the doctors in an easy way.
Upload prescription: Under this section, the users are required to upload the prescriptions before placing the orders. The marijuana dispensaries are required to check proof of medication before delivering the medicines at the user’s doorsteps.
Get the best deals: The users can view the best deals and offer attuned to the On-demand medicine delivery app and can order the medicines at a cost-effective price.
Select categories: The users can select the appropriate category (Sativa, Indica or Ruderalis) of marijuana he requires. Accordingly, the products according to the selected category are displayed and thus, the patient can choose the medicines as required.
View the contact details: The users can view the contact details of the renowned medical dispensaries so as to ensure the quality of the products delivered.
Make payments: The users can make the payments via the integrated payment models such as Credit/Debit Card, PayPal etc in a secure way.
Add to wishlist: The users can add the products to the wishlist as well and can purchase them as required.
Login: This is similar to the user panel. Here the merchants can log in with the help of OTP verification process.
Check prescription: As per the prescriptions uploaded by the user, the associated vendor can check and verify the medication required.
Manage orders: All the orders that are requested by the users along with the details are managed by the marijuana dealer.
Manage products: All the product details, specifications, composition etc are managed by a marijuana dealers.
Earning: The dealers can check their earnings as well. They can verify the number of orders captured and the ones that are completed so as to monitor the payment received by admin.
Manage users and merchants: All the users, merchants that are attuned to the app are managed by the admin. All the number of pending, process and unprocessed requests can be managed by admin.
Manage privacy: Under this section, the admin is responsible to maintain the privacy of the user’s medication information and requirements. All the uploaded prescriptions are approved by the admin before the medicine delivery.
Manage terms and conditions: All the usability criterions, direction, effects etc of the marijuana are managed by the admin so as to keep the user aware.
Manage prices: Under this section, the price structures of Marijuana are managed by the admin as per the market trends and researchers.
Manage reports: All the reports related to the number of orders captured, categories for which the maximum orders were recorded, busiest and peak hours of supply etc are managed and verified by the admin.
App marketing and monetization: All the app marketing related banners, promotional ads, emails, campaigns etc are managed and verified by admin.
CRM: CRM plays a great role in the On-demand medical Marijuana delivery mobile app. With the aid of CRM based tool, users can communicate with the Marijuana doctors and can get an idea about their specifications and composition. They can even learn about the negative and positive effects of the weeds and can also ask for daily doses charts.
Blog: Well, under this feature all the physicians can publish their posts about different types of weeds and medicines. They can also post reviews about the weeds that are helpful for curing severe diseases such as cancer. This helps a lot in keeping the users updated about various advantages of Marijuana in curing the different diseases.
Cloud Management: Cloud technology stores all the payment information, prescription, weeds and users detail along with all the services in a very simplified and secured way plus the admin can access the data whenever required. The requirement of maintaining the large hardware devices gets completely vanished off with cloud technology.
Operational zone set-up: This feature allows the users to identify Marijuana selling outlets in the mentioned area. This is a great way of meeting the user’s requirements in a minimal time period.
Push Notifications: With the help of push notifications, users can be kept updated about the order, payment and delivery confirmation. All the messages related to the nearby Marijuana dealers can be sent to the users. Further, the users can also be notified in case of app updates or whenever some new researchers are published.
Payments: Distinctive payment models such as Braintree, Stripe, PayPal’s Mobile SDK and the Apple Pay are available nowadays. Integrating the online payment models provides a transparent approach to the users for making the payments in a very convenient way.
Offers and discounts: All the related offers and discounts are notified to the users for keeping them attuned to the upcoming deals. Moreover, users can be rewarded upon successful referral and in case they are attuned to the app for a long time.
Search nearby weed delivery outlets: Under this section, the users can search the nearby delivery outlets and the Marijuana products it delivers in a convenient manner. According to their uploaded prescriptions, categories, location, and the medicine they seek to avail, all the relevant and appropriate.
Implementing the right technological standards is a must while developing a robust and sophisticated Marijuana delivery mobile app. So, before embarking on the development framework make sure, you have preserved all the right technical powers so as to be seated abreast of your competitors.
- APNS( Apple push notifications/FCM( Firebase cloud messaging) – For Push Notifications
- Twilio, Sinch, Nexmo – For SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
- Braintree, Stripe & PayPal – For accepting payments
- GWT – For Powerful Programming
- Datastax – For Data Management
- Mail Chimp Integration, Mandrill – For everything related to emails
- Debian, Macintosh, Ubuntu, CentOS – The Universal Operating System Database – MongoDB, Hbase, Cassandra, Postgress
- Cloud Environment – AWS and Google
- Real-time Analytics – Hadoop, Spark, BigData, Apache Flink, Cisco, IBM
- MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express JS, Angular JS, Node.js) – For making the functionality of the app quite fast and fluent
Required Team Structure-
For engineering an impeccable Medical Marijuana Delivery Mobile App, you require the right and experienced Mobile App Development Company, talented pool of skilled managers, mobile app developers, designers, and testers.
- Project Manager: He/she should be inculcated with extraordinary skills and must pose the ability to identify the best in the mobile app industry landscape.
- Developers: Android App Developer, iOS App Developer, Back-end App Developers
- Designers: Expert UX/UI designers, Graphic Designer
- Testers: A team of proficient and skilled QA experts for delivering a smooth and rich experience to users
Cost Estimation of Medical Marijuana Mobile App Development
The Mobile App Development Companies and App Developer communities charge according to complexities, platform selected and the size of the app. For instance, the price for App Development starts from $200 to $550 in developed economies such as Europe or in the United States of America. While the app developers in Eastern Europe charge around $200 to $600 per hour.
In India, the cost of developing an On-demand medical marijuana mobile app begins from $75to $250per hour for the full-stack app development.
So, calculating all the overhead costs, an average Marijuana delivery mobile app can cost up to $15,000 to $20,000 for a single platform (either iOS or Android with advanced features). However, spending little extra seats your app amongst a myriad of competitors existing out there.