Adelaide locals Andrew Osborne of Appliquette, Rye Smith of Experience Adelaide, and Josh O’Shaughnessy of Nugg Lyf have teamed up to develop a new delivery and pick up app.
YourLocal is a free tool for local hospitality businesses to utilise during the current climate of change and uncertainly as a result of COVID-19.
YourLocal works similarly to other delivery service apps in that users will be able to see local businesses, select from a range of menu items, and place an order which can either be collected contact-free from a venue, or if a business is offering the service, be delivered.
Appliquette and Nugg Lyf had already begun work on the app when they saw Rye was working on something similar.
As Andrew explains, the partnership came about by chance.
“Rye reached out to us asking if we could help get an app live and when we realised we both had the same idea,” he says.
“We figured the best thing was to team up to get a product out there as quickly as possible’
“I can see a dramatic uptake in delivery services such as UberEats and Deliveroo,” explains Rye.
“YourLocal isn’t trying to compete with these big boys, but rather give owners an option they can promote to their customer base that won’t cost them as much during a time when every dollar counts. It also potentially allows them to use their own staff for deliveries as a way of keeping people on board who might otherwise lose their jobs.”
“I think most other hospitality owners would agree now is the most uncertain and stressful period our industry has faced,” says Josh.
“But I also think now is the time to come together as an industry and support each other. If our customers can get behind YourLocal, it means we see more in our pocket without costing them anything extra. I don’t think its an overstatement to say it could be the difference staying afloat and going under for a lot of businesses.”
YourLocal is expected to go live this week.