The app’s description goes as follows – “Food delivery from your favourite restaurants, providers and chefs. Home services from local electricians, painters, cleaners, plumbers and more.”
So one can order food from Faasos or FreshMenu or a plumber from UrbanClap together at one place. The payment methods listed include card, net banking, or cash on delivery. It’s not yet clear how Google aims to monetise from Areo.
Google has been bullish on India as a market in the last two years. At the second edition of its signature Google for India event last September, Google had announced five new products that were tailored for expanding access to the Internet for Indian users.
These comprised new products built specifically for India, such as YouTube Go, the Google Assistant in Hindi for Allo, faster browsing for Google Play on 2G connections, as well as new, global platforms inspired by the needs of Indian users such as the Google Station WiFi platform and new data-saving features in Google Chrome for mobile.