While there are many, many software packages and online services available for the vacation rental market, only Roomify for Accommodations is completely free to download, use and modify, without any licensing, per-booking or per-property fees.(*) While open source software hasn’t made the same in-roads in the travel industry as many others, we believe it’s past time. Here’s why:
If you work on a Drupal site with a development team, you've probably run into merge conflicts created by database updates using the same update number. (E.g. developer 1 creates custom_module_update_7013 in one branch, and developer 2 creates the same update function in another branch) Wouldn't it be nicer if updates used machine names instead, or indeed almost anything besides incremented integers?
Today we are thrilled to announce the release of our new Accommodations platform.
The new Accommodations platform will power our vacation rental, B&B and multi-property solutions and is available on the Roomify Cloud or as a self-hosted solution. At its heart lies our unique open-source booking library - BAT - and the feature set reflects the experience gained working with our wonderful customers and open-source contributors.
We put together extensive documentation on how to use BAT, using a meeting room availability and booking example throughout. This is one of the most often requested features - especially from libraries and educational institutions - so we hope you will find it useful. We hope this will help and would love to hear your thoughts - get in touch.