Our two primary development projects have made significant progress since our last update.
Online Booking Page Redesign
I’ve seen the first online booking page redesign / recode test pages and can’t tell you how excited I am to get rid of our current pages. Those pages continue to work well, however the design is dated and the mobile experience very sub par. The new pages are responsive, utilize the latest in buttons / icon designs and offer a great deal more flexibility. It’s just a really big deal to flush the old code / design and usher in the new. We still have several weeks of development of testing left, but great progress has been made!
I might have some screenshots next week Monday.
Merged Rates / Rules
An incredible amount of work has been done as we work to consolidate a the rates and rules setup for each property into one interface. An immense amount of automated testing is being done to assure that all quotes and bookings from all services (booking calendars, WordPress users, API users, channel users, etc) work as before with no downtime or discrepancies.
There will be huge interface differences which will be rolled out incrementally, however all guests should notice no difference in the rates and rules being used in quotes and bookings. This update will only make property setup and maintenance MUCH easier, as well as make future coding MUCH easier and efficient on the development side of things. It’s a much much needed update and one that I can’t wait to have behind us!