online platform Van der Valk Exclusief
How can you improve and develop a complex online platform of 40 unique hotel websites with hundreds of thousands of reservations? This question was given to the We Are you development team that has been working with Van der Valk Exclusief in the field of concept, design, marketing automation and technical realization since 2009.
Van der Valk Exclusief
make 40 unique hotel websites efficient and mobile first
shift to mobile
The number of visitors has also risen considerably in recent years. From desktop there was a shift of traffic to mobile. However, the mobile sites were just a simplified version of the desktop platform, meaning that some of the booking features such as the booking of multiple rooms were unavailable. The combination of the ageing platform, the techniques used and the code, this meant that it was high time for Van der Valk Exclusief to move to a new platform. A future-proof platform that offers optimal user experience on both desktop and mobile.
In the new platform, the technological focus is on faster, easier and better (further) development. We thought everything through with the client: the code, the architecture, the structure and measureability of the new platform. It is a large platform with many different themes, variants and links to underlying systems. Nevertheless, it was possible to organize it in such a way that the addition of new functionalities takes less time. Now its also possible for a new colleague to step in and work easily and directly on the platform.
reuse code through modular design
Along with the efficient development, the future-proofing of the platform was a prerequisite for the technology of the new platform. With the idea that the platform should have a five year life span, everything is modular. This allows us to reuse code for the development of new applications, such as a table reservation system.