The client approached SynapseIndia with a requirement of re-developing his existing website and also asked mobile website where visitor would be able to find/search property for rent and send quick inquiry as well as can fill up a form to be contacted later.
Corporate Stay offers well-furnished and well-accessorized short term as well as long term rentals for those who look for temporary housing away from their home. They offer extended and corporate housing rentals, long & short term studios, one, two, and three bedroom furnished townhouses and apartments in Boston, Cambridge and surrounding areas. We have developed a standard website as well as a mobile version of the same.
Let’s discuss the features and functionalities of the standard site first:
- Multilingual Site: Apart from English, the site is visible in 3 other languages - Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.
- Home Page: The home page of the site contains links to various pages of the site. Apart from the prominent page links, the home also carries links to the mobile apps. Corporate Stay offers few mobile apps for popular platforms like iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. These apps held a user search for adequate properties in and around Boston & Cambridge. Apart from that the home page also displays top three properties offered by the firm.
- Property Listing Page: This page lists all the properties offered, and users can also filter the properties by sorting them through city. The page also boasts few other links including: Featured Properties, Promotion Properties, and All Properties.
- Promotion Property Listing Page: The page shows promotional properties along with all the features available on other property listing sites.
- Search Properties by Keyword/Area/Property Type: This advanced search functionality helps the users to search properties depending upon few filters like keyword, area, property type etc.
- Property Detail Page: The property details page shows a calendar helping the users to look for a property for a particular period of time. The page also displays property gallery, Google Map, track property viewed etc.
- Cart Functionality: When a user books any property, the property gets added on his cart. The cart comes with editable features and users can delete the property in any later case. If the user clicks on the checkout button then a new page opens up with a query form where user would be able to put his name, email, phone, country, city and a message. When a user clicks on the submit button then a notification gets delivered to the admin on mail.
- Contact Us Page: This page is for helping users to send queries. When a user sends a query, the admin gets a notification and can store query on the database.
- PHP Live Chat Integration: We have integrated the PHP Live Chat plugin into the site to help the end user and the admin can to have a live chat.
The mobile version of the site is having the following features and functionalities:
- Home page (landing page).
- Promotion property listing.
- Featured property listing.
- Property listing.
- Property detail page.
- Property book with check-in checkout calendar calculator (no. of days).
- Book cart functionality.
- Send inquiries functionality.
- Contact us.
- Cities based property.
- Book order with email notification.
- PHP Live Chat Integration.
The admin of the site can perform following tasks:
- Manage cities
- Manage area
- Manage property categories (promotion/featured/ simple property)
- Manage properties (add/edit/delete) all the properties will be added 4 languages with single form.
- Manage property image gallery (add/delete).
- View/delete inquiries with search date range wise.
- View order history/update status ( if admin will set status as committed then email will be sent to associative customer).
- Manage static content (edit static content with meta tag/meta keyword/ title).
- Manage app static content (edit static content with meta tag/meta keyword/ title).
- Manage Meta tags of other pages like index/contact us/ mobile app.
- Set configuration (change password/ admin email address change.
- Manage content.
- View property viewed report list (ex: property name - 50 viewed).