IFood and SpoonRocket are two applications that promise to facilitate the purchase of meals on a daily basis. Whether for quick lunches or events with friends and family, free apps are available for Android and iPhone (iOS) and have more than twenty types of cuisine to choose from.
Although similar, both have their own characteristics, such as scope, payment options, among others. To understand which app is most suitable for your use, check out the comparison below and learn about the differences and similarities between iFood and SpoonRocket. The tests were performed on an iPhone 6.
iFood or SpoonRocket: get to know the features of apps for ordering food Photo: Arte / TechTudo
iFood or OrdersJ: get to know the features of apps for ordering food
The interface of the two apps is very similar, with highlights on the home page. In iFood, free delivery pages, promotions, app exclusives, and meals up to certain values ??are displayed. In the SpoonRocket, there are suggestions tabs for the season, dishes with faster delivery to the region, suggestions from the chef and to share with friends or family.
The images gain more prominence in the SpoonRocket app in relation to iFood Photo: Reproduo / Rasa Chiarelli
List of establishments
Restaurants are available on the home screen, but each app has its own style. If in iFood the information is in the form of text with the logos of the establishments, in SpoonRocket, each option is represented by a very striking image, which fills the entire screen.
In this list, SpoonRocket informs the category of the restaurant, the distance it is from its location and the specific delivery time is one of its differentials. Another exclusivity of the app is the possibility to follow the order path in real time.
Although iFood provides only an estimated delivery time range, it also indicates the consumer rating for the restaurant in addition to the establishment's price range, represented by the number of dollar signs ($). Another unique feature is the iFood side menu, which gives access to filters to order the search by rating, delivery time, price and distance, in addition to the free payment methods and delivery option.
It is possible to apply search filters in iFood. SpoonRocket separates pages according to the type of cuisine Photo: Reproduo / Rasa Chiarelli
The number of restaurants available in each app should vary according to the user's location. Both ask for information, such as zip code and address, to locate nearby establishments, and inform which ones are open or closed, depending on the time. IFood offers 28 types of cuisine to choose from, while SpoonRocket organizes your options into 25 categories.
IFood is available in more than 390 municipalities in all states of the country. In addition to operating in Brazil, it offers services in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. The SpoonRocket is available, for now, only in certain locations in the cities of So Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Braslia and Belo Horizonte, with expansion expected soon.
SpoonRocket and iFood have a list of kitchen types to choose from Photo: Reproduo / Rasa Chiarelli
IFood accepts payments through the app in cards and also online meal vouchers. In addition, the purchase can be paid at the time of delivery, in cash, credit cards, debit cards, checks and various types of meal vouchers. The SpoonRocket, on the contrary, only carries out transactions through the app on credit cards.
IFood accepts several forms of payment, whereas SpoonRocket, only credit card Photo: Reproduction / Rasa Chiarelli
IFood is considered the number 1 app in the Food & Beverage category of the App Store, while SpoonRocket is ranked in position 21. The second app has more than 1,500 reviews and a 4.5 score against over 100,000 reviews and an average of 4, 6, from iFood.
On Google Play, iFood received the same rating and was rated by more than 640,000 people, while Spoonrocket was rated by just over 4,000 people so far, with a 3.8 rating. The app, which started with a free delivery fee for all restaurants, and lost many points with users when it started to cover it. This is a reason for complaint that stands out in the app reviews on the Android store.
iFood has 4.6 against 4.5 from SpoonRocket on the App Store Photo: Reproduo / Rasa Chiarelli
Update and availability
SpoonRocket is in version 3.9.0 on the App Store. It requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With more than 500 thousand installations on Google Play, the app requires Android 4.1 or higher and is in update 3.7.2.
IFood already requires iOS 9.0 and is in version 8.14.3, which includes news such as choosing the Dish of the Day, selecting the best option for the size of your hunger and defining meals according to the size of the group. On Android phones, the version and requirements for installing iFood vary depending on the device on which it is installed.
Paying with Apple Pay and choosing the Dish of the Day are two new features of iFood Photo: Reproduo / Rasa Chiarelli
With information: ProXXima Magazine and EXAM
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