30 Location Based App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023

Interested in starting a location based app business in 2024?

We put together 30 of the best location based app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other location based app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a healthy meal delivery service

Meal prep delivery services offer healthy and nutritional meals to customers via e-commerce sites.

These services provide either DIY meal kits or Ready-to-eat meals, saving time and eliminating food waste.

They are particularly beneficial for busy people and health-conscious millennials who prefer nutritional food at home.

There are two types of meal services: online meal kits and fast food delivery services.

A meal prep delivery business can be profitable, especially when compared to restaurants, as they save costs on a storefront.

To make a good profit, one should invest less in groceries and ensure they have many customers.

How much you can make: $5,000 — $25,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

How We Started A Meal Prep Delivery Business And Did $1.8M In Sales

Healthy Chew is a profitable weekly meal preparation service that grew from 200 to 10,000 weekly bowls in just over 3 years, with an overall sales figure of $1.8 million, achieved through effective branding and personalised customer service.

TJ started Healthy Chew almost 8 years ago
TJ grew the business to $60K/month
It cost TJ $500 to start the business
Read by 38,111 founders

2. Start a cheap flights finding service

A cheap flight-finding service is a business that helps people discover and book affordable airfares for their travel needs.

This service employs advanced search algorithms and partnerships with various airlines to find the best deals on flights. Customers can use the service’s user-friendly platform to input their travel details, such as destination and dates, and receive a list of budget-friendly flight options.

The goal is to make air travel more accessible and cost-effective for individuals by providing a convenient and efficient way to locate and book inexpensive flights.

The cheap flight-finding business thrives on offering a valuable solution for those seeking affordable travel options, making it easier for customers to explore the world without breaking the bank.

How much you can make: $10 — $1,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 160 days (?)

I Started The First Online Travel Agency In Bangladesh And It Now Makes $18M/Year

How a first-time founder grew the first-ever online travel agency in Bangladesh to 700+ airlines and one million-plus hotels worldwide, with a 50% increase in revenue in October 2021 compared to pre-Covid sales and aiming to hit break-even by March 2022.

SALMAN started Flight Expert Bangladesh about 7 years ago
SALMAN grew the business to $1.5M/month
It cost SALMAN $80000 to start the business
Read by 5,570 founders

3. Start a dating app

A mobile dating app is one of the most popular mobile-only businesses for creating an ecosystem and generating revenue. But, with the help of a robust development team, you can surpass all your competitors and create a sleeker end product than anyone else in this market.

Dating apps have made their way into an industry that was gaining enough traction. The online Dating Market size was valued at $7.35B in 2020 and is projected to reach $10.87B by 2028.

How much you can make: $11,250,000/month

How long does it take to build: 579 days (?)

Bumble: Whitney Wolfe : How I Built This with Guy Raz

How Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of Tinder, built dating app Bumble - where women make the first move - with close to 30 million downloads, after leaving Tinder alleging sexual harassment.

Whitney grew the business to $11.3M/month
Read by 689 founders

4. Develop a supply chain & logistics monitoring app

How much you can make: $20,000/month

This Dropshipper Built A $20K/Month Shopify Order Tracking App

Rush co-founder Kiril Kirilov has developed an all-in-one post-purchase solution for Shopify businesses that has achieved $20k in monthly recurring revenue, boasting impressive last mile updates and notifications, customizable tracking pages, and upselling and cross-selling options.

Kiril started Rush - Ship, Track, Notify about 4 years ago
Kiril grew the business to $20K/month
It cost Kiril $300000 to start the business
Read by 5,472 founders

5. Start a fresh meat delivery business

According to experts, food delivery has become a global market worth more than $150 billion and snowballing. The advent of easy-to-use apps and technology, along with busier lifestyles than ever, are the top reasons fueling the growth of food delivery businesses.

Starting a meat delivery business can be rewarding. To start, onboard reliable meat stores and vendors in your region. Then, you must create a good platform through which customers will reach you for fresh meat orders.

How much you can make: $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

I Started My Online Food Business At 17: It Now Earns $720K/Year

HalalWorldDepot is a Halal online marketplace that started three years ago as a meat and grocery delivery service and has now expanded to offer a wide variety of Halal products, with a customer return rate of 50-60%, profitability at 16-25%, and over 10,000 customers, with plans to expand to Canada and the United Kingdom within three to five years.

Mohamad started HalalWorldDepot over 5 years ago
Mohamad grew the business to $200K/month
It cost Mohamad $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,211 founders

6. Start a travel destination finder app business

Travelling is always an exciting adventure. Travelers want to explore the world and find new places to visit. The travel destination finder app helps travelers find their desired destinations and plan their trips accordingly. The app can be downloaded on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It has a user-friendly interface that is easy to use.

The user can enter their preferred location, travel date, budget, interests, etc., and the app provides a list of destinations that match these parameters.

Travel app provides information about:

  • The best time to visit these destinations for each season.
  • Things that should be taken care of before traveling.
  • Details about visa requirements.
  • Top tourist attractions in different countries etc.

How much you can make: $114,200,000/month


Tripadvisor is a global travel advice network with over 1 billion reviews and recommendations from almost 8 million companies that generated 902 million U.S. dollars in global revenue in 2021, representing a 49% increase from the previous year.

Stephen started Tripadvisor about 24 years ago
Stephen grew the business to $114M/month
Read by 986 founders

7. Start a car rental app business

How much you can make: $2,000 — $583,333/month

They want to rent out your luxurious car using software, hit first $24k in ARR

Subskryb is a luxury vehicle subscription service founded by Giovanni Smith, Kendell Johnson, and Preston Martelly that allows car owners to rent their high-end cars and renters to book them daily, weekly, or monthly, building a VAAS model with car owners and renters.

Giovanni started Subskryb over 3 years ago
Giovanni grew the business to $2K/month
Read by 676 founders

8. Start a mail delivery business

Groceries, gifts, and medical supplies are delivered to millions of homes daily.

If you own a truck, starting a door-to-door delivery business allows you to get into entrepreneurship and set your schedule.

As the boss, you will have to make some tough decisions, such as whether or not to hire more drivers.

With the right truck and a winning personality, a door-to-door delivery service can be profitable and lead to financial freedom.

9. Start a navigation app business

10. Start a pizza delivery business

The global pizza market report will grow at a CAGR of 10.17% to reach over $233.26 billion in the next few years. Growing urban population, escalating disposable income, and increasing youth population are reasons for the rising number of pizza lovers.

Starting a pizza delivery business can be fun and rewarding if you enjoy unique creatives and love cooking. A pizza delivery business serves consumers at their homes, business or offices. To start, identify a niche, and develop a unique recipe that will suit the target market.

11. Start a tenant finder/communications app business

A tenant finder/communications app is a digital platform designed to help property owners efficiently locate and communicate with potential tenants.

This app streamlines the rental process by providing a user-friendly interface for listing properties, showcasing available units, and facilitating direct communication between landlords and tenants.

It serves as a centralized hub for managing property inquiries, scheduling viewings, and sharing essential information.

The tenant finder/communication app can be a lucrative venture because it addresses the growing demand for streamlined and convenient rental solutions, saving time for both landlords and tenants while potentially generating significant income through subscription models or transaction fees.

How much you can make: $19,000 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

Raising $19,000 Building a Positive Card Game

PEAR Cards is a card-based tool/game that empowers players to open up and initiate positive conversations, and with the help of Ad Magic, their Kickstarter had an all-or-nothing fundraising goal, which they met with so much support the company is now growing through the power of Twitter and Instagram.

Matthew started PEAR Cards almost 7 years ago
Matthew grew the business to $19K/month
Read by 7,607 founders

12. Start a tutor finder app business

13. Start a gas station finder app business

14. Start an ecommerce location-based app business

15. Start a fitness app business

How much you can make: $250 — $33,333,333/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How I Created A Software To Manage Gyms And Reached $100K/Month In Revenue

PushPress, a modern boutique gym management system, shares their journey of bootstrapping their business to over $100,000 MRR, and the lessons learned about focusing on marketing to attract and retain customers and putting processes in place to learn from failure.

Dan started PushPress over 7 years ago
Dan grew the business to $300K/month
Read by 87,950 founders

16. Start a chek-in app business

17. Start an advertising insights app business

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How These Former Resellers Built A $120K/Year Tool To Combat Bots

Yofi co-founders Jordan Shamir and Alex helped some of the largest brands in the world fight against resale bots, leading to the development of their customer identity platform that has stopped 51 million bot checkouts and acquired hundreds of new customers per month.

Jordan started Yofi about 2 years ago
Jordan grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 2,009 founders

18. Start an accommodation booking app business

How much you can make: $200,000 — $114,200,000/month

We Started A $2.4M/Year Coliving Business In Singapore

Casa Mia Coliving, a sustainable and modern co-living and property management company in Singapore offering affordable accommodation, has an annualized revenue of $2.5M with 150 bedrooms across popular neighborhoods, attracting young professionals and boasting a 10x LTV/CAC ratio, all while focusing on unit economics and profitable growth.

Eugenio started Casa Mia Coliving over 4 years ago
Eugenio grew the business to $200K/month
Read by 3,572 founders

19. Start a lounge finder app

A lounge finder app is a convenient tool designed to help people discover and locate lounges in their area.

Whether someone is looking for a cozy coffee spot, a trendy cocktail lounge, or a quiet coworking space, this app provides a user-friendly platform to explore various options.

Users can easily search for lounges based on their preferences, such as ambiance, amenities, or specific offerings like Wi-Fi or live music.

The app also allows lounge owners to showcase their establishments and attract potential customers.

Overall, the Lounge Finder app simplifies the process of finding the perfect place to relax, work, or socialize, making it an ideal venture for anyone interested in connecting people with unique and enjoyable lounge experiences.

20. Start a banking app business

21. Start a goal tracking app business

How much you can make: $45,000 — $1,466,666/month

How We Grew Our Time Tracking App To 10,000 Paying Customers

Hubstaff grew its time tracking app to 10,000 paying customers and $6 million in annual recurring revenue by solving a real problem in the market without any big incumbents, using SEO tactics and a differentiated product with proof of work features that answered the need for owners and managers to know how long development tasks should take, manage back-office tasks, and track remote team or freelancers' work.

Jared started Hubstaff over 10 years ago
Jared grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 6,412 founders

22. Start a weather forecast app business

23. Start a social networking app business for sale, buy, or rent

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

This 35-year-old made $100,000 reselling clothes and no longer needs to work
They started Costume Baldor about 8 years ago
They grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 937 founders

24. Start a tours search app business

Wikipedia: Jimmy Wales : How I Built This with Guy Raz

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, started the fifth most visited website in the world as an online encyclopedia in 2001, which allowed community members to contribute, edit and monitor content on just about anything.

They started Wikipedia about 23 years ago
They grew the business to $13.1M/month
Read by 991 founders

25. Start a train tracking app business

26. Start an on-demand fuel-delivery app business

How much you can make: $83,333,333/month

What is GoPuff and How Did it Become a $15 Billion Business?

GoPuff's successful consumer products delivery business is now valued at $15 billion after raising $3.4 billion through nine different funding rounds, including a $1 billion one in July 2021, and generated an impressive $1 billion in revenue in 2021 alone, up from $300 million in 2020.

Yakir started Gopuff over 11 years ago
Yakir grew the business to $83.3M/month
Read by 911 founders

27. Start a games app business

28. Start a restrooms finder app business

29. Start a location-based alerts app business

30. Start a local public transport accessing app business

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.