Food delivery apps are using complex math and algorithms to get you your order faster.
There are lots of food delivery apps to choose from these days – UberEats, Postmates, and Eat24 to name a few – but a company called DoorDash is hoping to set itself apart with a mix of math and good eats.
That’s because their app will tell you exactly when your order will arrive at your door!
“It’s actually a big math problem to get you a burrito through the streets of LA, or anywhere in this country,” said Tony Xu, co-founder and CEO of DoorDash.
Tony Xu, DoorDash CEO and Co-Founder
I’ve ordered from many different food delivery apps and generally, they give you a wide-ranging estimate of 35-95 minutes for delivery. What was really nice about DoorDash is that I had my kids come in from playing outside, wash their hands and sit down at the kitchen table just a few minutes before the estimated delivery time. This way they were properly prepared for lunch.
Bottom line: it’s nice to be able to plan around the time your food will arrive.
“Restaurants and retailers were never were meant to be delivery or logistics businesses – so we’re helping solve that gap and save consumers time,” concluded Xu.