Our blog about web design, digital marketing and hotel technology
As you may have noticed, we have completely revamped our website! The reason is that with the release of our next generation of products, our old website was not useful anymore.
If you are new here, you have to understand that we have started from scratch. Everything! Our solutions, but also our pricing and business model have been renovated.
In the last months we have completely pivoted our business model, from an hybrid open-source/proprietary cloud service, to full open-source GPL solutions.
The new open-source version, is ready to download! We are sorry for the delay in this release, that has been caused by a deep refactoring of the whole system that we have been performing since February. We decided to do this refactoring based on the suggestions of our early beta testers.
Introducing our new design 'Natura'. This new Theme has been developed intensively with CSS3 techniques: shadows, transparency, rounded corners, gradients and transitions form a spectacular set that flows naturally in your browser.
At home page we have built a spectacular presentation with colorful effects. Superimposed on the big images, we have put the booking engine in horizontal position, so the website visitors will inevitably feel attracted to begin the booking process. Once started the booking, and with CloudHotelier 2.4 installed on the site, they no longuer be able to stop the reservation until they have confirmed their booking!
It's now available for download the new version 2.4.0 CloudHotelier extension for Joomla!
Without doubt, the greatest novelty of this version is the ability to collect credit card numbers of guests within a 2-step reservation porcess, just as booking.com and other booking portals.
During this morning we've launched a series of improvements in CloudHotelier that affect both our home page and the control panel. That's because when we launched CloudHotelier in late November, it was all a bit rushed. CloudHotelier was not sufficiently developed at a marketing level, we knew from the beginning that we would need a lot of work to be ready.
I'ts been a long road from when we've started developing cloudhotelier. We have been working on toursim industry with Joomla! for some years now. We had the vision to offer our professional tools to the Joomla! community, and that's what we are doing now!
Cloudhotelier is a new kind of Joomla! extension, that is connected to a centralized control panel. Maybe you find this is a rare thing, but this is the only possible approach, in the hospitality industry, to build a serious tool.