Now since we have landed into the season of winters, so here we will be talking about the snow plow app development. In case your roof or the land is covered with a deep snow and you are not ready to take the pain of going out, do not worry as the snow plow app will help you get the cleaners.

Well, in this world of mobile apps, we can now accomplish the tasks in very easy ways. The cleaners will come right to your door steps interesting isn’t? The snow plow app development has opened the opportunities for the businesses plus they can add or aggregate the snow plow services so as to conserve a vast user domain.

So, by now you must be wondering about having a snow plow mobile app and planning to invest in the venture for making revenues, as developing such an app is not a tedious task.

Not only this, with the help of snow plow apps, the snow cleaners get a lot of exposure. They can serve the areas that are away from their physical regions. So, if you pretty much liked the concept, then here find the best development ladder that you must take for developing the best-in-class snow plow mobile app.

User Panel: 

snow plow app

User registration: Under this section, the users can log in with the help of social network or the email account credentials.

Select snow cleaning persons: The users can select the snow plowers on the basis of their location, experience, and availability.

Request for the service: As soon as the user selects the snow cleaners, they can send the request for the services they seek to avail.

Book and confirm the request:  The users can then confirm the request and can share the arrival date and time for the snow clearance.

Check offers availability: Users can check for any offers and can apply them as well so as to avail the services at a lower price.

Cancel Booking: According to the schedule of snow clearing persons or owing to the user unavailability, the consumers can cancel the request.

View order history: The users can view their order history. They can assign the request to the same cleaner by just making changes in time and date.

Make payments: The users can make the payments either via the integrated payment models such as Credit/Debit card or through the COD.

Give feedback: Users can assign the feedback as per the quality of the services delivered by the snow plowing service providers.

Snow cleaner panel

Register: The snow cleaners can either register with the aid of email accounts or through the credentials assigned by the admin.

Accept/reject appointment: The snow cleaners can cancel or accept the user’s request according to the number of pending request lined in the queue.

Update status: Under this section, the snow cleaners can set the status to busy and available when they are occupied with some task and are free respectively.

Manage availability in the calendar: The snow cleaners can highlight the date of their availability on the app calendar. This way user will be able to assign the request in a very convenient way.

Receive payments: The cleaners can receive the payments made by the users for the services availed. All the confirmed payments are redirected to admin as well.

 

Admin Panel:

Dashboards:  All the incoming, pending and the completed requests are managed by the admin and all the further details attuned to the requests are also analyzed.

Manage users and Cleaners:  Under this section, the admin can manage all the users and the snow cleaners or the service providers registered with the app.

Manage services: All the app services are managed by the admin. She/he can add or delete the snow plow services as per the market trends.

Manage ratings and reviews: The ratings and reviews sections are managed by the admin. Accordingly, the admin can plan the improvement strategies for making the business functionality enhanced.

Manage payments:  All the payments done by the users are managed by the admin. According to the number of requests accomplished, the admin can transfer the share to the snow cleaners.

Monetization: All the advertising, marketing, and the promotional activities are managed by the admin. Furthermore, the admin also manages all the in-app subscription packages so as to check the revenue generated.

Advanced Features:

GPS:  The role of GPS (Global Positioning System) is quite countable when we are talking about developing an On-demand snow plow mobile app.   With the help of the GPS, the users and snow cleaners can locate each other and can determine the routes to be taken.

MapKit and Google Maps can be used for iOS and Android-based app respectively for the navigation purposes.

Customer Loyalty Program: This is a great way of attracting the users and provides them the reason to visit your app again. Well, the users get the rewards and the discounts upon the successful referral or in case they are using your app services for a long time.

Efficient turnkey: Well, you can convert your app into a successful business model with this feature. You can act like the aggregator and can link with the various snow plowing agencies and service providers, thus helping you in expanding your business insights.

Individual or team: According to the area covered by the snow and the cleaning required, users can request for an individual or the team of the snow cleaners for meeting the desired requirements.

Split payment: Under this section, users can split the payments between one another within the On-demand snow plowing app in a reliable way. Multiple users can make the payments, in case they are sharing a common land for snow cleaning. This is a great way of keeping the users attuned to the app.

Operational zone set-up: This feature allows the users to identify the operational zones and the services provided in a particular area. The users can locate the nearby snow plowing services in their nearby location and can make the request as desired.

Multilingual:  For expanding your business peripherals, adding multilingual feature is a must. It will allow the users and the snow cleaners to operate the app in their desired language.  This way it gets easy for the users and the service providers to understand the solutions provided by your app.

Heat Map View:  Well, it can be said as one of the enhanced features of a snow plowing mobile app. The heat map outlines the busiest time in one location plus also figures out the real-time locations of the cleaners thus enabling the users to make better decisions within a minimal time.

Few More Features:

Surge pricing: Users can grab an idea about the rates of the services charged by the On-demand snow plow mobile app during the peak or the late night hours.

Audio QR payments:  With the help of Audio QR, the users will be able to make payments without asking for the account details. The users and the snow cleaners can tap the send and receive button for making and receiving the payments respectively.

In-app Communication:  Users and the snow cleaners can stay connected with the communication channels such SMS, emails etc.

Real-time analytics: With the help of Real-time reports the admin can check orders that were reported, offers and discounts availed, monthly and the weekly revenues and a lot more.

Auto estimated arrival time: Users can estimate the advent time of the snow cleaners on the basis of their location.

Push Notifications: All the messages related to the order and payment confirmation, new offers, discounts are delivered to the users.

Team Structure:

For developing an extraordinary On-demand snow plow mobile app development, one needs to explore, the right Mobile App Development Company equipped with the skilled pool of project managers, mobile app developers, designers, and testers.

Here find out the exact team strength required for developing a polished snow plow mobile app.

Project Manager:  Should be capable of providing the best productive ideas for your next venture and must be imbibed with the true potential for developing the app.

Developers: Android App Developer, IOS App Developer, Back-end App Developers

Designers: Expert UX/UI designers, Graphic Designer

Technology Stack   

A sound technological infrastructure must be given a remarkable attention before developing the app.  Therefore, clearly analyze all the technical parameters, app specifications and make all the associated provisions for enforcing them into the basic building block of an On-demand snow plow mobile app.

User Interface & Experience (UX UI)

The app developer can use CSS3 and Bootstrap for developing the front end and JavaScript, AngularJS, Ruby, Python or Django for the backend.

Java and Swift can be used for developing the Android and iOS based mobile apps respectively.

Location Tracking –For Android, Google Maps can be used, and for iOS – Apple maps is the best solution to go with.

Cloud – Amazon data servers or Google cloud storage can be used for safely storing the data and information in a secured form.

SMS, Voice, and Phone Verification – The app developer can use Facebook SDK or Google sign in for keeping the spam at a bay.

Database – Developers can go with options like MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra, Postgres, MySQL, etc. for managing and storing the data.

Cost of developing a On-demand Snow Plow App

Well, it is a tedious task to calculate the exact cost of developing an app. However, cost of developing an On-demand snow plow app depends upon 4 factors – the complexity & size, the number of platforms, app development region and the attributes to be added.

If we take the app development center as India, we can estimate the cost of developing the different modules and number of hours required in the following way. The bifurcation is charted as below:

  • Technical documentation (40 hours – $1000 to $2000)
  • UI/UX design (60 Hours – $1500 to $3000)
  • Front-end and Back-end development (400 Hours – $10,000 to $ 20,000)
  • MVP testing (80 Hours – $2000 to $4000)
  • Polishing and bug fixing (40 hours – $1000 to $2000)

So, if we add all the above overhead expenses, a reasonable On-demand snow plow mobile app will cost around $6,000 to $15,000 for a single platform (either iOS or Android). Choosing a cross-platform app or adding more features may raise the cost up to $25,000.