Logistics App Development, in a Nutshell! — IT Firms

Logistics & Transport App Features

  • Supply Chain Management — To manage inventory and supply chain through the application.
  • Easy Tracking — To easily track goods and services
  • Asset Tracking — To track physical assets by scanning barcodes
  • Route Management — To manage the routes for faster transfer through the application
  • Distribution Management — To manage all the information through the app
  • Manufacturing Management — Has features that are beneficial for manufacturers
  • Mobility Solutions — To add flexibility in the complexity
  • Integrated Efforts — It integrates various systems to make it simpler.
  • Flexible delivery — To change the delivery schedules and routes
  • Vehicle Dashboard
  • Driver Information
  • Tracking Tool
  • Mileage Log
  • Google Map Integration
  • Build-in messaging
  • Digitized documentation
  • Changeable shipping order status
  • Digital gallery with freight images
  • History of completed shipments
  • Real-time inspections submissions
  • Barcode scanning API integration
  • Third-party payment gateway
  • Logistics optimization software
  • Easy Navigation
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Consignment Tracking
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Planning Vehicles in Real Time

How can I develop a logistics app?

  • Have an idea to form a transportation app
  • Identify the target audience
  • Approach the client and receive a rough tough app estimate
  • Sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Design a prototype
  • Start with Code creation
  • Bring in quality assurance team and incorporate feedback
  • Include analytics tool, capture metrics

What types of mobile apps can be developed for a logistics company?

  • Fleet Management Mobile Apps (Real-time inspections submissions (DVIR) and issues reports, Barcode scanning, Digital gallery (photos, docs, and comments), Integrated GPS to track vehicles, Work Order Submission)
  • Logistics On-Demand Mobile Apps (GPS tracker, offers section, order page, built-in messaging, digitized documentation)
  • Warehouse Mobile Apps (Barcode scanner, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP), shipment tracking, geolocation, speed, times of arrival and departure, navigation status, ETA))
  • Transportation Management System
  • Location Tracking Application
  • Fleet Management app
  • Shipment tracking apps
  • On-demand logistics apps
  • Warehouse mobile apps
  • Tracking and forwarding applications

Why do transportation and logistics companies require a Mobile App?

Logistics App Development Services

  • Logistics App Consultancy
  • Full-cycle logistics app development
  • Integration and implementation
  • Training and support

Logistic App Business Models

  • 1PL involves a manufacturer or a company that has freight, and cargo, for the transportation of goods from one place to another. These companies are capable of taking care of their own transportation.
  • 2PL companies are traditional transportation providers who act as an intermediary between buyers and sellers. They are the carriers who take care of all transactions between buyers and seller.
  • 3PL companies are the logistics service providers that involve the transportation and administration of all the services like inventory management, warehousing, labelling, packaging, customs brokerage, tracking, checking delivery status, and offshore warehousing.
  • 4PL companies are the supply chain overseers that carry out an array of services including operation handling and administering the entire supply chain.
  • 5PL includes solution optimization services for companies or traders who wish to switch from the supply chain to the supply network. They are also called logistics aggregators.

Technology Stack

  • Logistics Technologies — Android Studio, Android SDK, XML, Kotlin, Java
  • UX/UI — XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, InVision, Zeplin, Sketch
  • Web and Frontend — HTML5/CSS3, MEAN, VUE.JS, Backbone.JS, AngularJS, React.js, React Native, Node.js, Laravel, CodeIgniter
  • Backend and Database — Firebase realtime Database, Firestore, AWS Amplify, Room DB, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL
  • 3rd Party Library — Chatbot, Face detection, Network Calling, Image Processing, Integrate Payment, InApp Purchase, Custom Views, Firebase, Firebase Chat, Socket, Databinding, Dependency
  • Payment Gateway — Apple Pay, Google Pay, Stripe, PayPal
  • PM Tools — Jira, Trello, Slack

Advantages of Logistics App Development for Transportation Industry

  • It is highly cost-effective
  • Logistics Apps offer supply chain visibility, enabling enterprises to track fleets, and record driver behaviour.
  • The logistics process can be automated through mobility solutions in real-time.

Examples of Best Companies in Logistics

Challenges: Points To Consider While Creating Apps For Logistics

Cost to Build a Logistics App in 2022

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