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Side Project Ideas #15 - Simple pre-order to takeaway PWA - hosted on a restaurant's subdomain.

This idea is actually relatively easy to implement, but I still think it would be successful in certain towns and villages. It's about writing a small PWA and hosting it on the restaurant's website. You can charge an annual fee for the hosting and have no further effort during the year.

Many restaurants do not deliver, but it is possible to pick up food. The queues are usually long and a team may not want to wait long to receive the food.

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Would that be possible in your town? Ask a restaurant if they are interested.

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Lucis

But the idea of hosting in a subdomain blocks the possible expansion to aggregate service of multiple restaurant, right? Don't you think that it might be a better experience for customers to have all their pickup services of their town in one place? One PWA even..

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That was on my mind, too. The problem with this approach is probably that you have to bring users to the platform first and that makes it harder to sell it to the restaurant. I prefer to sell a solution for the restaurant and can come up with statistics that convince other restaurants.

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Ennio Bozzetti • Edited

A town wide website would be interesting. Maybe partner with your town Chamber of Commerce.

Also all the towns now have a website, so you could have a link there too to the site?

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Ice or Fire

That's a pretty good idea. Are you going to make this @binconsole ?

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BinConsole Author

At the moment no, but in the future maybe.

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Fred Richards

I always thought this is how apps should work. If you call your app "YumYumz" ... I would go to yumyumz.restaurantname.com ... not exactly yumyumz.io/restuarantname ... it makes more common sense from a traditional DNS perspective.

Then clients and fans could easily lookup which one of their favorite places to eat have a "yumyumz" site. They could request it by name.

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Ennio Bozzetti

This is a great idea, but a lot of places are now are using doordash.com.

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BinConsole Author • Edited

Absolutely, but we mostly walked to a nearby restaurant at lunchtime and had to call each time what we wanted to pre-order, which is unfavorable for both sides at lunchtime. There was a restaurant which had a (bad) app. But apps are the worst solution in this case.