A Silicon Valley based startup wanted to develop a socially assisted trip planner for enhancing the traveling experience. The goal was to allow travelers to plan their trips more intuitively by providing rich content gathered through professional and social networking. The application also facilitated integration with travel service providers and has the ability to be an ideal one-stop vacation/travel planner.
The system required a rich design- primarily from a user interface, accessibility and features perspective, to accommodate various users like content providers, trip planners, agents, advertisers etc. The challenge also involved using some of the latest open source technologies with their known limitations to create an application that was cross-browser, cross-OS complaint.
The application was made scalable and also developed in the following formats:
The custom content management system allowed travel content providers/authors to easily communicate with the application irrespective of their location or bandwidth. The application through its rich interface and socially rated content is a one-stop, intuitive and extremely easy to use trip planner.