News for the Hospitality Executive
Labs Releases iPad Version of
The Ultimate Booking Experience (TUBE)
Texas (August 6, 2010) – Houston-based Whiteboard Labs, a developer of
applications and web sites for the hospitality industry, announced the
launching of a new version of their proprietary TUBE booking
engine. This time, optimized for the iPad. This new version
adds to an already
impressive line up that includes a traditional HTML booking engine, an
interactive Flash version (TUBE), as well as a mobile-optimized
alternative. From your iPad, click on the image below.
Whiteboard Labs is once again adapting quickly and responding to the popularity and potential of the iPad as a booking channel. “We felt it was important to take advantage of the features the device offers to provide as rich a booking experience as we do with TUBE. This version is optimized for Safari on the iPad, but we will be using this foundation to deliver a non-Flash version of the booking engine that will work across the most popular browsers”, said Jim Whitney, head of innovation at Whiteboard Labs. Jim and Kiet Nguyen, Senior Developer and UI Specialist, developed this new version of TUBE. Another good outcome of this effort is that detection programming built into the user interface will select the best version of the various user interfaces to help maximize the booking experience according to the device being used.
The new iPad version of TUBE, which can be branded for each hotel, works in both portrait and landscape orientations, adjusting the layout as the user rotates the iPad. Among other features, the carousel of room images allows the user to browse rooms by responding to swipe gestures and check-in / check-out dates can be selected from a touchable calendar.
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About Whiteboard Labs
Whiteboard Labs is a Houston-based web and application development shop with an international office in Shanghai, China. The firm is a Conversion Technology provider with over 15 years of experience with a strong focus in travel and hospitality. Founded in 1994, Whiteboard Labs is a recognized leader and pioneer in the development of Rich Internet Applications. Aside from developing RIAs, Whiteboard Labs has created numerous websites and custom applications for clients around the world. Its award-winning work has been covered in many magazines, books, articles, white papers and other presentations. Some of the company’s conversion technologies include MotionNotes, a video messaging platform; SpaLinx, a spa management and appointment booking application; and Windsurfer, a state-of-the-art central reservation system.
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