Homevilas Case Study

About Client

Homevilas is India’s one of the topmost online vacation rental platforms. Committed to their guests, Homevilas offers the excellence of accommodation and deals with world class customer service without compromising the security. No matter, whether if you need a one night-stand in an apartment, a week in an exquisite castle or a month in a villa, Homevilas is always there for you. Their motive is to connect millions of people from all around for the best travelling experience. The hosts are giving an opportunity to live and feel the local culture and to make friends along with unforgettable good memories

Client Requirement

The client needs an airbnb-like vacation rental platform that enables people to search and list rental space like holiday rentals, apartments, villas, bungalows etc. The web application should be highly transparent with the features for guest as well as for the hosts. For that they need exquisite search options, to make flexible and accurate search options. “Search by multi locations”, “Search nearby Places” & “Itinerary Planner” is the 3 distinguished requirements put forwarded by the client. These search options gives hassle-free search experience for the end-users. Along with that trust verification factor is included between the guest and host for the credibility and reliability

What we did?

Bring up an airbnb clone website which allows to list, search and book their lodgings through online.

Give space for hosts to showcase their rental properties and excellent dashboard facilitates for tracking their sales conversion

Search by multi locations- Once if a user performs search, by using more than one location then the search result appeared by listing all the properties along with the distance and time taken to reach those properties. So that it’s very easy to find the nearby properties with the distance and travel time based on the multiple locations

Search nearby places- This would be familiar with Google map. This feature let you discover with the nearby places like hotels, schools, parks, bus stations, railway stations around your selected property

Itinerary Planner- This allows the user to done with multiple properties booking system. The users are able to book multiple properties for either same or different locations

Secured SMS gateway integration has been implemented for the verification process among Host and Guest

Integration of additional payment gateway called “Atom”.

Challenges

Integration of Google Distance Matrix API which let the users to know about the distance and travel time of properties during multiple location searches. This feature automatically calculates the distance and time for each property based on different locations.

Technology Used
  • Frond end- PHP
  • Back end- MySQL
  • Frame work- CodeIgniter Version 2.1.4
  • Third party integration- SMS gateway, Social Media, Payment Gateway
Results

Innovative and easy to perform search options. Highly functional front-end interfaces which attract the users. Well structured and easy to customize the code. Secured payment gateway integration.