The essential element for the client was the need to equip the website with a new version of a dedicated administrative panel for managing reservations. The existing solution is an inefficient tool that does not meet the requirements of both the administrator and the customers.
This opened up an opportunity for us to create something exceptional: a functional panel that would serve not only for ongoing management but also for completing special offers and granting dedicated discounts. What was to distinguish it is the ability for guests to make reservations and payments directly on the Upstairs website, bypassing intermediaries such as Airbnb or Booking. The panel will be equipped with a specially designed calendar that synchronizes all bookings, ensuring the consistency and efficiency of the system.
Equally important was responsiveness - our website was to become one of the few places where code and design cooperate like a virtual reality experience. This required a deep understanding of the dynamic nature of various devices on which the site could be displayed. We created a flexible grid where every pixel was a connection of fluidity and precision.
Our goal was to create a website that not only delights with aesthetics but also serves as a virtual reflection of the company's refined character. To achieve it, we had to go beyond standard design challenges and immerse ourselves in a unique direction that fully captures the spirit of the enterprise.
To keep up with changing trends and the requirements of the client and business partners, the appjet.io team was asked to combine complex technical systems with market needs. Therefore, in our expert process, we reached for advanced tools to create dedicated technology.
The front end of the project was created using the Next.js platform. This form of programming enabled us to achieve rapid responsiveness, where every interface element seems to respond to the user's rhythm.
The panel is at the center of the site, per the client's wish. To meet users' expectations, we introduced a dedicated ICS calendar. It allows for the creation of a calendar file that freely communicates with platforms such as Airbnb or Booking, simultaneously synchronizing reservation times and enabling the blocking of reservation dates. Additionally, our system grants individual discounts and creates special offers.
To complement the technological concept, we are implementing two distinct language versions of the site: Polish and English. This allows our users to choose the language that resonates most with their preferences.
We used backend technologies such as Firebase, Brevo, Przelewy24 - API, and ical to create a system that functions like a perfectly synchronized mechanism.
On the other hand, the front end was developed using the Next.js platform, styled components, and Ant Design.
The Appjet.io team created an innovative space. They combined their skills to develop an integrated panel full of subtle elements. The solution enables a holistic approach to managing short-term and long-term rentals, allowing for continuous real-time reservation monitoring and increasing work efficiency.
The administrative panel allows for the automation of actions, saving valuable time for Upstairs employees and their clients. This mechanization streamlines processes and achieves the highest level of intuitiveness.
Thanks to the innovative application of the widely accessible ICS calendar, the reservation process on the Upstairs website has been revolutionized, turning something that could be tedious and complex into elegant simplicity. Guests no longer need to wander through external sites, battle with intermediaries, or worry about inconveniences. The entire process occurs on the Upstairs site, where every step has been optimized to perfection.
When guests want to make a reservation, they are not redirected or disoriented – they are kept on the site where everything is designed to help them make their choice. Choosing a date, selecting a room, and finalizing payment are within one page, one cohesive vision. It's more than just technology! It's a philosophy that emphasizes the comfort and convenience of the guest. It's an approach that treats the reservation process not as a necessity but as part of the experience, meant to be as satisfying as the stay itself.
We created a mesmerizing website that stands out visually and serves as an example of functionality, greatly facilitating the work of both Upstairs administrators and the company's demanding clients.