Uber for X

uber for x interconnectivityAny business that operates in an on-demand economy, via mobile app or website, in which services and products are delivered ‘on-demand’ is referred to as Uber for X.

The term Uber started via the ride hailing app of the same name. Due to their predominant success as the ride hailing app, the term Uber has become vernacular for requesting on-demand services or products, generally via mobile app.

Uber for X Meaning:

The Uber for X phenomenon is the basic idea of using an Uber-like mechanism or platform in order to connect consumers and sought after services. The same way Uber connects users with taxis, Uber for X refers to the general populace being connected with any service they desire, (so long as there is an Uber style app for it). The Uber for X model theoretically connects users with all Uber style services.

Though some outlets have said that the Uber industry won’t go anywhere, the online and app demand for Uber style apps is growing and continually reaching record highs. Product Hunt has a vibrant list of Uber for X products that is constantly updated.

Uber for X Code & Free Scripts:

The term Uber has become more than just a vernacular way of referring to a type of app or service. It is a style and platform for a code in which one creates their own Uber-style service using the unofficially titled ‘Uber for X code’. Here are a few websites which offer various Uber for X platforms, ranging from open source to purchased and Uber-ready platforms:

  • V3Cube: On demand style pre-built apps
  • Uber.Github: Open source Uber projects
  • Free Code Camp: Explanation of Uber for X schema and Uber app ecosystem
  • Dectar: Uber style clone service app for purchase

Reviews of Uber for X On Demand Apps:

Check out our in depth and unbiased reviews of the most in demand, er, on demand, Uber for X mobile apps available today:

The ‘Uber for X’ Model: Opportunities and Challenges in the new Sharing Economy

The hottest new trend in business is the Sharing Economy, boosted by the explosive growth of Uber, Lyft and AirBnB, which are just a few of the many companies that became firmly established as on-demand service providers. Because of that remarkable success many startups are working to translate the Uber model to other kinds of services in order to become the “Uber for Laundry” or the “Uber for Make-up” by creating a network of providers and customers connected through an app. The adoption of this new business model is growing in 2016 and it is likely to continue growing in the foreseeable future.

Uber for X: Are there endless possibilities in the Uber for X Sharing Economy?

Because of the many advantages that on-demand services present to both the providers and the users, it was a matter of time for the Uber-AirBnB business model to be copied by enterprises wanting to get a slice of this succulent pie.

The Sharing Economy is about the stakeholders providing most of the infrastructure for the operation: AirBnB home owners provide the rooms and Uber drivers work in their own cars. Startups do not require the expensive resources that brick-and-mortar businesses do, and must instead develop a good app for the service and also they must research their market and create a solid network of individual providers.

Following this procedure soon there will be an app for every service you could possibly need: on-demand or sharing apps for shopping groceries, ordering take-out food, getting a massage and nails done, walking your dog, you name it. The possibilities seem endless, but there are also significant challenges for up and coming businesses in this new economy.

The Trials of On-Demand service providers

A few of the trials that startups in the Sharing Economy will definitely meet are:

  • To become profitable: In the case of Uber it has indeed grown, but it also endured big losses. There are apps that people find useful but get pulled out from the marketplace because the developers cannot keep maintaining them if the revenue they produce isn’t high enough. To reach a positive bottom-line can be difficult for any business that is mainly online or app-based.
  • To confront competitors: Many new businesses are going to try their fortune in this new economy, and all of them will have to face each other in fierce competition for customers.
  • To deal with legal restrictions: in several countries Uber had to stand up to taxi companies who sued to outlaw their operation, and in some cases they achieved it. It is impossible to foresee where the winds of politics will take future regulations concerning on-demand services, and any Sharing Economy startup company must cope with this uncer
    tain terrain as best as they can.

 

How to build a successful business in the Sharing Economy

 Whether you wish to start a new on-demand service from scratch or you already have an existing business and you want to build an app for it and to network part or all of the operation, you must be realistic and careful with your expectations. A thorough market research is a must, in order to know how many customers are interested in the servic

e you wish to offer. Also a complete assessment of the competition is essential for creating a good business strategy and for coping with any new competitors that might pop up in the future.

In order to avoid the common pitfalls and to learn from other people’s mistakes it is advisable to research cases where other on-demand services failed, as well as success stories, and that will provide an honest and down-to-earth outlook on your startup’s prospects. Remember that the app might be useful and efficient but that fact alone is not a guarantee of success. All competitors are going to have apps too, and even in this thriving marketplace many are due to disappear.

On the other hand, you don’t necessarily have to offer a unique service: it is enough if you cater to a specific niche market and manage to serve it efficiently. For example: There exist many apps for ordering take-out food, but if you create one that specifically connects kosher delis and restaurants

On-demand Services and the future of this new economy

The promises and prospects of the Sharing Economy are enormous, and something we talk about heavily on our blog, which includes many interviews with Uber-style startup companies.

The possibility to swiftly fulfill any day-to-day task by using an app is extremely attractive for most people, and the Economy as a whole is probably going to be deeply influenced by this new way to provide services.

The power of the network effect and the efficiency of technology combined create perhaps the best way to connect customers and vendors, but this business model is not easily adaptable to every service or product, and the challenges that every startup company must overcome are not to be overlooked by the entrepreneur.

 

 

Staff