Food delivery is a growing part of the gig economy. Sit-down restaurants have been able to expand their clientele by taking delivery orders. On the service side, independent delivery drivers enhance their incomes through online delivery applications. DoorDash is at the forefront of online food ordering and delivery services.
DoorDash is the largest food delivery platform in North America. The company partners with local restaurants and hosts their online menus. Customers can place orders, make payments and add tips with the app. Then, they can pick up their food, or one of DoorDash’s delivery drivers will bring the order to them.
DoorDash uses several APIs to run its platform. An API is an online structure that allows an application to interact with information on a server. For DoorDash, one API is dedicated to receiving orders and connecting to restaurants. Other APIs handle tasks like matching drivers with orders and tracking deliveries.
DoorDash partners with a few payment services like Square and Toast to provide integrations for restaurant point-of-sale systems. Other third-party applications can work with the tracking API. A restaurant might send out automatic alerts to a consumer as the order goes out for delivery. Related APIs like the MealMe API help consumers find the best rate or shortest wait by comparing delivery service data.
DoorDash and other delivery services have become essential as more people choose to dine at home. Online delivery platforms give restaurants a way to include delivery services without a great increase in their overhead expenses.
The official DoorDash API takes customer requests and breaks them down into data categories such as order, price, payment method and address. With the tracking API, an app will make a GET request and receive the current location data for the order.
The use of the main ordering API is limited to the official DoorDash application and its partners. Resources like the MealMe API are available for use at no cost.
All DoorDash APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
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