10 On-demand Delivery Apps Inspired by Uber

On-demand Ordering with a Tap to Your Device Has Never Been So Popular

Uber is the most popular on-demand private driver and rideshare service out there, letting anyone hail a ride with just a few taps to its app. And thanks to its wild success, tech-savvy entrepreneurs everywhere are taking inspiration from Uber to create their own on-demand apps for different products and services.

Just like we've seen all these Tinder for X apps start popping up, a variety of Uber for X apps are also right there with them. TechCrunch discusses here whether there will eventually be pretty much an Uber for everything at some point.

Have a look at the list of apps below that let you instantly place an order for on-demand delivery of all sorts of useful and interesting things.

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Roadie: Uber for package delivery

Uber for package delivery
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Competing with companies like UPS and FedEx, Roadie describes itself as "the first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network." If you need something delivered, you can download the app and have a delivery gig created, which matches you up with a Roadie driver headed in your direction. Roadie drivers can choose the gigs that they want based on location, price, ratings and reviews. When both the gig creator and Roadie accept, a time is set and the package can be tracked through the app as it makes its way to its destination.

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Soothe: Uber for massage

Uber for massage
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There's no need to book appointments to get a massage in advance if you've got the Soothe app. You can book an appointment in as little as one hour in advance for a massage from a licensed five-star therapist any day of the week, delivered to you in the comfort of your own home. And just like Uber, you don't have to worry about tipping since all payments are made through the app. 

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BloomThat: Uber for flowers

Uber for flower delivery
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Flowers don't stay fresh very long while wrapped up, so instead of getting to a shop and buying them way ahead of time, consider using BloomThat's on-demand delivery app that brings you handcrafted blooms in just 90 minutes. Just use the app to select the flowers you'd like, make your payment, and then BloomThat will source them locally and deliver them right to your door. 

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Push for Pizza: Uber for pizza

Uber for pizza
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Pizza is already one of the most common things you can have delivered to you, and while many restaurants offer online ordering options, Push for Pizza claims to be the absolute easiest way to order pizza. Its app is simple and intuitive to use for picking a local pizzeria near you, building your pizza with any toppings you want, entering your address and completing your payment. You don't even have to tip the delivery guy when he gets there.

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Medicast: Uber for doctors

Uber for doctors
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When a medical concern comes up, you usually want an answer as fast as possible. Instead of turning to Google for advice or scheduling an appointment with your doctor days or even weeks later, you can try Medicast -- an on-demand service for real doctors willing to come to you. When you make a request through the app, a doctor will call you back within 15 minutes to find out more about your symptoms and will arrive within two hours. The service is pricey at $200 to $250 per visit not including additional costs, but for emergency situations, it's certainly a useful option to have.

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Washio: Uber for laundry and dry cleaning

Uber for laundry and dry cleaning
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Doing your own laundry and going out of your way to get to the dry cleaners' can be a pain sometimes. Washio wants to simplify these basic household chores for you with its app that brings you someone to pick up your laundry and then drop it off back to you when it's done. Just tap your device to request a pickup any day of the week, make your service selections, and place your order. You'll get premium quality cleaning and save time by not having to do it yourself.

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Seamless: Uber for local restaurant food

Uber for local restaurant food
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A lot of restaurants offer their own delivery services, but Seamless simplifies it by giving you more variety through all the local restaurants they've partnered with to bring you fast delivery when you order through the app. Browse through menus and reviews from thousands of restaurants for discovering new places or getting your usual favorite cuisine. You can even get right down to the details with colorful photos, meal time specials and filter sorting before making your choice and making your payment.

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KangaDo: Uber for childcare

Uber for childcare
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If you have kids, then you know how stressful it can be to juggle family and life at the same time. A service called KangaDo seeks to bring some relief your way through its app, which lets parents find carpool rides for their kids, set up childcare services, make playdates or just request help from someone willing to offer. You can chat instantly with trusted parents and caregivers who are interested in the same thing you are. Just post a request, and you'll receive a notification when someone accepts.

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Plowz & Mowz: Uber for snow removal and lawn mowing

Uber for snow removal and lawn mowing
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Whatever the season, yard work always has to be done if you own property. Plowz & Mowz wants to do it for you by letting you order on-demand snow removal or lawn mowing services from its convenient app. You can set a time and get a top-rated local professional to come to your house and get it done. Leaf removal is also an option in addition to the other customizable tasks you want done. Simply pay through the app, and patiently wait for a plow or mower to arrive.

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Canary: Uber for cannabis

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Perhaps one of the strangest and most controversial types of service that have sprouted from the "Uber for everything" trend is cannabis delivery. Canary is just one of the new startups offering it among a few others that have tried to make it happen. Currently in beta to use in the Seattle area, the app first asks you to snap a photo of your ID and medical cannabis authorization through the app first. After being verified, you can order flowers, edibles, concentrates and more from the vendor of your choice. Complete your order, and then track your delivery through the app as it makes its way to your door.