Delivery.com is issuing a challenge to app developers to come up with new and creative ways to place local online orders.
The New York-based company has launched a competition for developers to come up with original mobile apps that create new ways for consumers to place local online orders. There’s $65,000 in prizes, plus a share of order revenues, for the best apps that drive new users and orders to local restaurants, wine and spirits stores and laundries, dry cleaners and tailors.
Delivery.com has created a niche for itself with a platform where consumers can order prepared food, groceries and services from neighborhood merchants. Now it is encouraging app developers to come up with their own ideas for an ordering platform that is locally focused, and benefits the local economy.
As we said before in a recent post, online commerce is surging as overall mobile retail sales topped $60 billion last year.
ChallengePost, the competition’s administrator, is accepting submissions through June 10. Winners will be announced the week of July 16.