In April this year, we started the development of the Artel project together with Minnt GmbH.
The eponymous customer (artel.travel) provides luxury villa and apartment rentals in the Cannes, Zurich and Davos areas. The basic requirement was therefore to expand the repertoire of booking platforms. The main pillar was the development of a new mobile app that would allow the booking of the provided apartments, while at the same time it would be possible to save already created bookings from the Booking or Airbnb platforms into the app.
To date, the mobile app allows both the aforementioned booking of apartments, as well as displaying scheduled events in the area, or types of nearby events and much more.
In addition, each user of the app can create his or her own slideshow of images, which will then be displayed on special high-end Samsung TVs in the apartment, so that the user can tailor the accommodation to his or her preferences. It is possible to choose from pre-made images from the Artel collections or upload your own images via the app. In addition, the function of opening the apartment doors by NFC directly with a mobile phone has been implemented, thanks to the use of Glutz smart doors. Don't worry, opening with a 4-digit PIN is a matter of course ;-).
The whole project also includes a new website and administration interface where all data displayed by both the mobile app and the new website is managed.
The whole system is also connected to another of our applications, Karmapoint, where the user can earn discounts on subsequent Artel bookings by their activity, but more on that next time.
The project is now in the testing phase by the client so that it can be launched in live operation as soon as possible.