May 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Become listed as a provider within Booking.com console (again)
  • Fix a problem that would not show all appropriate FeeFo reviews on Custom websites
  • Fix a problem that would sometimes switch users to the incorrect role when they were assigned to properties
  • Update the way that events are logged and tracked
  • Fix a problem with PayPal that stopped payments being taken
  • Improvements to the emails that go out to property managers when booking is made
  • Support HomeAway iCal feeds with "?nonTentative" in the URL to not pull in tentative bookings from HomeAway

Caravan Sitefinder

Major updates


April 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster: Major improvements

  • Add two way iCal syncing with TripAdvisor

Bookster: Minor updates and Bug fixes

  • Channel management
    • Allow % rate change to be up to three decimal places
    • Coming soon.... integration with Rentals United channel manager
    • Show improved contact details to Channel Operator when Bookster property requests to list on their website
  • Add support for displaying responsive image HTML markup within Bookster websites
  • Add "Site authentication codes" Website setting to authenticate an owner or webmaster is services such as Google Analytics or Bing Webmster Tools.
  • Fix the display of TripAdvisor widget within https Bookster Websites
  • Fix a problem that would stop Stripe accounts being connected

March 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster: Major improvements

  • Support https on Custom websites
  • Always show "Guest area" section for each property:
    • Access arrangements
    • Access code(s)
    • Who the guest should contact
    • NOTE: Access arrangements were generally removed from public facing websites
  • Start an integration with Rentals United

Bookster: Minor updates and Bug fixes

  • Don't allow bookings if the Subscription is offline
  • Improve the handling of time-zones in iCal availability feeds
  • Add the Booking Screens URL to JSON property listing
  • Extend the iCal Booking feed to be 8 weeks in advance to assist in organising cleans
  • Fix a problem with the display of Feefo review summaries
  • Channel Manager: Improve UIs for joining channels

February 2017 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major improvements

  • Two way availability syncing with a number of 3rd party channels including:
    • AirBnB
    • HomeAway

Minor updates and Bug fixes

  • Fix a problem that would stop the taking of Booking.com payments via Sagepay
  • Offline booking
  • A problem that did not pass the minimum pricing to Booking.com has been resolved
  • Allow Extra to be less than £1
  • Improvements to regular jobs running server side
  • Improve setting up of Stripe payment gateway

December 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

  • General improvements to the Booking.com channel integration
  • Fixed a bug that might cause problems when saving promotional codes
  • Improvements to Wizards in the Bookster Console
  • Change way to log into Guest Area so all guests can log in
  • Remove guest address details from Guest Area to avoid information leaks
  • Fix a problem that would show a Payment Date as "1 Jan 1970"
  • Show the initial % a Channel will take to confirm a booking
  • Improve sign up process when publishing property details to Visit Scotland
  • Improve ability to restrict last minute bookings and honour in Channels
  • Remove dead support menu

Caravan Sitefinder

  • 356 campsites and caravan parks were updated or added
  • Solve a problem when setting up pitch pricing in Safari
  • Update Loo of the Year awards
  • Fix a problem that would cause sorting by user rating to break
  • Fix a problem where reviews would be left with no rating
  • Adding improved ratings markup and style

October 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

  • Booking.com as a Channel now live:
    • publish pricing
    • sync availability
    • download bookings
  • Move forward with revamp of User access changes

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Fix error messages when updating iCal
  • Allow the iCal parser to cope with DATE-TIME as well as just DATE entries
  • Fix an issue that would block the creation of Bookster template websites
  • Fix a problem when signing up for Stripe payment gateway from within Bookster
  • Update REST API documentation

Platform / other

  • Move all custom websites from Joomla 2.x to Joomla 3.5.1
  • Allow Clients to view development work being carried out from within the Console

August 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Bookster

Major updates

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Fix iCal booking / arrivals feed so that UID’s remain consistent
  • Improvements to the image uploader to improve user interface
  • Update the Visit Scotland integration instructions
  • Header logos now show up on Bookster Websites
  • Update Google Maps integration which now requires a domain specific API key
  • Bookster Websites: improve image sizes used for better performance
  • Bookster Websites: add social media links
  • Bookster Websites: improve responsive / mobile behaviour

Platform

  • Improvements to the Anytime Booking booking integration with Caravan Sitefinder
  • Fix a problem where we were sending out invoice emails with no PDF invoice attached

July 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Bookster: new website theme added ("Chelsea")
  • Bookster: new Channel - publish availability and rates to Visit Scotland
  • New photo uploading / cropping (including multiple image upload)

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Bookster: improve the setting of currency
  • Bookster: improve checking of 3rd party iCal availability when attempting to book
  • Bookster: make it possible to export and query properties to JSON
  • Bookster: new secure domain secure.booksterhq.com
  • Bookster: progress towards own domain self-sign up
  • Restrict where promo codes will work down a little
  • Improvements to Email marketing integration
  • Allow a reviewed Entry to set a date when “under new management” so that previous management star ratings can be ignored

May 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Caravan Sitefinder booking API and Bookster Console UIs

Major updates

  • Update the Dashboard insights
  • The Caravan Sitefinder pre-sales API
    • is now available in JSON (in addition to the existing XML)
    • allows triggering of consolidation via ReST
    • allows ReST interface to tagging bookings
  • Improvements to the Bookster initial walkthrough
  • Send out a notification email when a booking is updated
  • Various improvements to the Bookster Channel Manager

Minor and bugfixes

  • Only show API submenus to those users who say they are Developers
  • Fix a bug that caused odd behaviour when loading Bookster iCal settings
  • Hide the 'More -> Subscriptions' menu when a User can only see one
  • Fix rounding bug in Channel
  • Work through various user access issues
  • Minor improvements to the Bookster Arrivals Report

April 2016 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

Includes updates to the Bookster Channel manager, the booking iCal feed and adds JSON support to the Caravan Sitefinder booking API.

Major updates

  • Improvements to using the Bookster Channel Manager
    • joining and leaving now easier
    • view a preview of your property on some Channel websites
  • Improvements to managing a Bookster Channel
    • simpler to accept and reject properties
    • view previews on your own website
  • Property status has recieved some love
  • Preparation notes now show on:
  • Add support to the Caravan Sitefinder booking API for using JSON when setting up holiday parks pricing

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Allow all Bookster Users to start using the Channel Manager directly by asking for payment details
  • Improve the interface when payments are taken for bookings within the Console
  • Do not show the Entry Group drop down when editing an Entry in the Console when no Groups are set up
  • Allow Inception style assuming control of Users below you and then below them etc.
  • Minor improvements to editing content on Bookster websites
  • Minor updates to the booking view in the Console
  • Improvements to the Caravan Sitefinder booking API documentation

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