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Order drinks via App
In summer 2010, we were sitting by the Main riverside in Frankfurt and we were thirsty. Nobody had anything to drink. Nobody was keen on getting something.
Then we had an idea: We need an App, that we can use to order something to drink, that will be delivered directly to the Main riverside. And the name was evident: Main-Lieferservice (meaning my delivery service)
Our problem: we don’t know how to programm. So how should we build an App? We told ourselves “we will never make it”.
Of course the topic always came back to us. For example the next summer, when we were sitting by the riverside again and this corpulent guy without T-shirt came by on his bike, carrying his riven plastic bags, yelling: “Beer, Candy.” And he was actually selling warm beer.
Meals on Wheels 2.0
We lived in Hannover, Germany until 2008. It was than, that I had the idea to build up a delivery service.
During my civil service, I worked for a meals on wheels service and knew quite well, that the quality of food was not at all good. Therefore it was obvious to try to offer a better quality to the meals on wheels customers. The question was how?
The solution was simple: We buy the food in local restaurants instead of large-scale kitchens and deliver it right to the customer. Obviously, there’s more logistics to it than picking up the food in a single location and distribute it from there. But it should be doable.
A few questions remained unanswered, however: How do we get standardized containers for transportation? How do we convince restaurants to supply us with the information about all indredients? (This is a necessity for a lot of clients we were shooting for, due to special diets.)
And an additional obstacle: High investments for a fleet of cars and employees.
We burried the idea after about a year.