Almost two decades ago social researchers floated the idea that we were at the beginning of a generation that expected “instant gratification.” Media and advertising professionals were the primary clients of such social researchers and they immediately began to tailor broadcasts and adverts to appeal to this generation. At the time few, if any, of them imagined that instead of being a generational phenomenon, we were at the beginning of the “on demand” society, where consumers expected almost everything to be available almost instantly.
This shift in society along with the instant access we have because of smartphones and tablets has given rise to some unique and fairly cool apps that allow us to have virtually anything we desire delivered to our door.
Even if we do not particularly like the term, most of us are “foodies” to a degree. However shopping and cooking are not always convenient or fun. Here are some apps you need to download and have available;
Just Eat made its UK debut in 2006 after being founded by a group of Danes in 2001. Users have a choice of over 27,000 restaurants that are sorted by postcode and type of food. For those moments when no one in the house can decide what they want, the app will even make suggestions based on the user’s previous orders or from some of the new restaurants that have been added.
While Hungry House offers a wide choice of cuisines, the app is especially appealing for fans of Indian takeaway and Chinese cuisine. The app was founded by two self-proclaimed foodies and received a real shot in the arm when the founders received a positive response when they made their pitch on The Dragon’s Den. The app features full menus along with reviews from other users.
Cure and Simple
Although the NHS has not yet made it official, most of us will agree that bacon is one of the basic and essential food groups. The days of going to the refrigerator and finding no bacon in the house can be over by subscribing to the Cure and Simple service. Subscription rates start at just under £6 and you can have artisan bacon delivered on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis.
Sometimes when hunger strikes you find yourself in the mood for your favourite fast food instead of a more elaborate meal. One Delivery is the app for just such an occasion. The service specializes in fast food; KFC makes up over half of their orders.
Essential Good and Services
Of course having a ton of food delivery apps on your smartphone is really frustrating when you drop your phone and shatter the screen. Not only are you hungry but you also have to make a trip to the Genius Bar and hope that the queues and fix time are reasonable. iMend is a great solution. One of their staff will come to your home, office, or local coffee shop/pub and take care of your problem there and then.
I Hate Ironing
When faced with the choice of an evening out or ironing clothes for the next day, the choice is usually fairly simple even if it means you have to get up extra early the next morning to handle the ironing. A tap on the I Hate Ironing app will dispatch someone to your home or office to pick up your clothes and return them. They even have the option to have your ironing completed within an hour.