Google has launched a new food delivery and home services aggregator the India market. Called Areo, the app allows users to order food delivery and home services from their smartphones.

Areo lets users search for local restaurants and businesses like electricians, plumbers, and painters, and schedule their deliveries or appointments through the app. The app is available as a free download on the Google Play store and is currently operational in Bengaluru and Mumbai only, and for Android devices. The app support will be eventually rolled out to other cities of the country in the upcoming days.

Essentially, Areo is aggregator kind of app with all the food delivery and home services apps under one roof.

Notably, Areo has signed up few related startups like UrbanClap and Zimmber for home services and Freshmenu, Box8 & Faasos for food ordering.

Furthermore, Google Areo also help users to shop from several other grocery apps under one single platform. Be it Grofers or BigBasket, the users will be able to purchase anything and everything from these applications under one roof, add on a single cart and order. All this reduces the burden of downloading dozen of apps on your phone.

Notably, missing from the partners list however are prominent players like Zomato and Swiggy in food delivery and Amazon-backed Housejoy in home services.

A Google spokesperson said they are currently not charging partners for this service but they are yet to respond to our queries on how these partners were selected or do they plan to charge these partners in the future.

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