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Logistics includes beyond the transport of the merchandise, if not other processes such as storage, supply chain management, and a long etcetera.

Logistics is an important part of today’s world, as online shopping has become popular. This implies making deliveries in smaller time slots. However, the growth of this industry requires good management and control of the vehicles, as well as all the documents related to the process. For this reason, several logistics and transport apps have been created. Let’s learn how to create a logistics and transport application?

Types of logistics and transport apps

The classification of these applications is divided into:

Name Characteristic
Fleet Management Can record data related to fleet vehicles
Low Demand It helps to deliver the products as per the requirements of the clients. It also makes it easy to interact with them.
Warehouse Dedicated to the storage of the merchandise and allows access to the data to carry out good management of the products.
Of Follow Up Track the location of the units and obtain real-time information on deliveries and the route that each transport takes.

Steps to create a transport and logistics application

Market research: As the logistics market is nothing new, it is necessary to analyze the competition and know the services they offer. This way you can determine which are the most used solutions, which are irrelevant to the user, and the improvements that can be integrated.

Team: In some cases, companies do not have a development team. For this reason, it is necessary to hire experts in the field. These people will be in charge of making a model with the client’s specifications and once the prototype has been approved, you can move on to the next phase.

Design: in this stage the user interface is created, giving greater weight to the user experience and making them feel comfortable navigating the app.

Development: for the initial launch, it is best to launch and use the MVP, which influences the basic functions. With this software the operation is determined and if it meets the requirements specified in the early stages of development.

Release and updates: once the app meets the desired functions, it is possible to integrate it, and publish it. Over time, other features may be added or certain bugs fixed.

Tools to develop logistics and transport apps

The technology stack of applications of this type depends on the functions and specifications that must be fulfilled. Some of the most used technologies are:
Phase Technology
Front-End Swift, Kotlin, React
Backend Node.js, Python
Cloud AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
Payment Gateway PayPal, Stripe
Database MySQL, PostgreSQL
Messenger Service Twilio, PubNub
At BainsLabs, we can create applications of this type using the best technology and meeting the requirements of our clients. In this way, we become the ideal technological ally.

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