Now Google Inc. isn’t holding back either. On one side it is shutting down services that seem less profitable while on the other it is tapping itself into every single segment of business out there. A few days back Google launched its new service known as “Google Areo”. An interesting fact to be noted is that, this service is not for the US; but for customers in certain parts of India. A very bold step that, but also a strategic idea that will impact itself in the long run. In this post lets learn How to use Google Areo.
How does Google Areo Work?
1: Open the Play Store / App Store on your mobile phone & type “Areo” in the search bar ( Or visit the official site HERE )
2: In the search results displayed below, Tap on Areo app.
3: Tap on the Install button ( If your mobile prompts with any messages, hit OK ).
4: You will see the app getting downloaded & installed ( will take a few minutes, based on your internet speed ).
5: Once the app is installed, Tap on the Open button.
So now you’re all set to access the wide range of services that are available for you.
The app uses the GPS on your phone to confirm, the location. Please note this service is currently restricted to users in Bangalore and Mumbai only. To access the app, you need to provide an approval to use the device’s location; for this tap on “ALLOW“.
The app automatically searches for your location, using the inbuilt GPS. You need to confirm your location. Tap on “SAVE ADDRESS” to save this as your HOME or WORK address. On doing so, you can access your frequent locations without having to enter it every time you log in.
That’s pretty much everything about the first phase of setting up your account.
Understanding The App – How Does Google Areo Work?
Google Areo is your one stop destination to get all things done. Be it ordering food to taking your dog out for a walk; name it and its done. All you have to do is pick your phone, confirm your address and pick a service from the exhaustive list of services provided on the app.
The services that are currently available are
- Food Delivery
- Home Maintenance
- Chores & Cleaning
- Repairs & Installation
- Specialty Services
This is the first time that an app has incorporated both Food Delivery and Home Services into its system. Areo has tied up with prominent food delivery chains like Freshmenu, Box8 and Fasoos for quick delivery of food to their customers. Based on your location, the app will show you a list of options that you can choose from and order.
Like stated earlier the services on the app are not just restricted to ordering food, but also to take care of things like Home Maintenance, Beauty, Fitness and more! Areo has linked up with UrbanClap and Zimmber to facilitate these services.
Areo basically acts as the middleman – that is, it’s not running its own food delivery or home services business, but is rather working with service providers in the area. Areo isn’t yet charging its partners for the service, but rather characterized it as an experiment.
Customize your search options to suit whats best for you. Enter the keywords in the search option and use the filters to manage your request appropriately. This adds more efficiency and also gives you more options. Areo has designed its UI in-order to provide maximum satisfaction to its users or customers.
Select all the items that you want to buy. Tap on the cart icon to view, edit or finalize your purchase items. You can checkout using the various payment options that are available on the app – Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card or Cash On Delivery.
Since Google is an aggregator of all sorts of information and collective data, it provides all the reviews regarding the services that are offered on the app. Thereby helping customers or users make better decisions based on the former experience of other customers. There complete transparency and users can view them through the app itself, without having to going to another outsourced link to view them.
Analysts say that while Areo may not be a direct competitor to end-to-end service providers, especially at this stage, although it can threaten aggregators such as Zomato and Swiggy that aggregate restaurants and delivers on their behalf, in the long run. But if Google ever wishes to go down that path, then the food delivery businesses will get impacted. One of major reasons being; customer acquisition costs are bare minimum for Google. However, it is a big question if the app strategy will work, because it usually integrates these services within Google search.
Google Areo Review
Areo was first sighted on the Google Play Store on April 12, 2017. In the words of Google, The idea is to consolidate both food delivery and home services into a single app, where you can search for dishes or restaurants – even filter by vegetarian options – or book appointment times with local pros. Users can also pay in the app, the description indicates, via card, net banking or even cash on delivery.
Areo’s services are currently available in Bangalore and Mumbai where users can access lots of services with just the click of a button from the convenience of being seated at your home itself. One can order food from a nearby restaurant or schedule appointments with local service professionals, including electricians, painters, cleaners, plumbers, and more.
According to Google’s Spokesperson – “We are constantly experimenting with ways to better serve our users in India. In this case, Areo makes everyday chores and ordering food easier by bringing together useful local services like ordering food or hiring a cleaner in one place.”
This is how Google Areo describes itself on its official app page –
” Introducing Areo, one single app for food delivery and home services. Now live in Bangalore and Mumbai, bringing the city’s top food and home services right to your door.
One app, thousands of local goods and services.
Food delivery from your favorite restaurants, providers and chefs. Home services from local electricians, painters, cleaners, plumbers and more.
Fast, secure checkout
Pay by card, netbanking or cash on delivery.
Fast and easy search
Search by dish or restaurant. Filter by vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Order what you need, faster.
Book at your convenience
Choose times that work for you, then schedule all your deliveries and services.
User reviews all in one place help you make informed choices from product quality to timeliness of service. ”
Where can I get a Google Areo clone script app?
You can get it from the folks at PRIME FUSION. click HERE
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