Unico Connect built the whole digital solution for Vista Rooms from scratch which lead to exponential growth and expansion in 3 years.
Stay Vista is South Asia's largest network of luxury homes. Guests can choose from a collection of over 500 luxury villas and private holiday homes across India. Ideal for individual and group getaways, Stay Vista helps create memorable experiences so guests can reconnect with nature, their loved ones, and themselves. Stay Vista is trusted by over 300,000 customers.
Building an effective MVP for a Villa booking platform.
Initial MVP had a basic custom website that listed photos and details of the villas where the customers could do the booking. We had to scale the MVP product to a potential MSP which had stakeholders like villa owners, caretakers, customers, and company employees for operations.
The client wanted to revamp the booking platform with a vibrant user interface and an intuitive booking experience to gain more visitors and shift the entire tech stack from Angular to React for the front-end development.
The client wanted to switch from offline payment to online payment gateways such that bookings can happen instantly.
Build a scalable tech that even caters to interior parts of India which do not have stable internet connections.
Option for owners to change the pricing of their listing season wise, weekly wise, day wise or occasion based.
Customers can send out special notes for the owners with their list of requirements while making a booking
A separate platform for owners where they can manage upcoming bookings, preview old bookings, block their listing in advance.
An app with a list of all upcoming bookings, and guest management system where caretaker can collect customers identity data.
An option for Stay Vista agents to customize meal plans while creating bookings.
The page which used to take seconds to load, can now load in microseconds using the elastic search feature.
Unico Connect had to take a smart and hybrid agile approach. The apps which were being built had to work offline. The operations on both the web and mobile platforms needed to run smoothly even if the internet was unstable.
We made a web and a mobile app according to the Vista Rooms vision and requirement. We kept improving and building new features in every new phase of development as the business grew and faced new challenges. The team at Unico Connect made sure the UI and UX was on point, easy for customers to use and navigate the booking process on the Vista Room app.
Unico Connect had to make custom algorithms in the entire development process for key features like dynamic pricing, different tax structures in different cities resulting in the change of final pricing for the customers.
The client wanted to switch the entire platform from Angular to React. Currently, the home page is running React whereas the rest of the pages are rendered using Angular. Unico Connect came up with a unique solution where we used an elastic load balancer to do route-level loading.