This week saw the launch of the Haymarket Media group website practicalcaravan.com.
The new practicalcaravan.com was built in close partnership with the Practical Caravan team at Haymarket Media Group.
Taking card payments for bookings in the Tribalogic Admin Console.
We are always looking for areas where we can help out our clients with their business processes.
After chatting through the next area where we could help out, we decided to implement the ability to take payments and issue refunds directly from within the console.
You can now:
* supported payment gateways only
We needed to organise our development sprints, we could not find the perfect solution... so we built our own.
At Tribalogic we use the Agile methodology for our development - planning detailed work no more than one week in advance. This means:
Trac has been our main organisational tool but we needed something to help us work as a team and communicate with our clients.
We looked at various 3rd party products such as Jira, agile zen, Planbox, Mavenlink & Pivotal Tracker. They all have great features and could work well especially using them from the start of a project.
But none of them were quite working for us...
We realised that the Tribalogic Platform could be moulded into a great agile development tool so we set about making some changes that would let this happen.
In the Admin Console, we added "dev tickets" into the user menu.
Our clients can now view the tasks that we are doing from them right within the Platform Admin Console that they log into every day.
The clever bit is that we have done it in such a way that we can now easily place all sorts of things in the user menu if we choose... which may come in handy later.
To visualise our weekly sprints, we created a Sprint Board.
The Sprint Board is used to:
As a software company, we are in the advantageous position of having the resources to build our own project management tools. We can refine and alter them as we see fit.
As the expression goes we are "eating our own dog food" on a daily basis so that will force us to refine our interfaces which will have direct benefits to our clients.
Track your booking source.
Every booking that goes through the Tribalogic Platform is assigned to a "Syndicates". This is used to identify where the booking came from - email, own website, phone etc.
But what about bookings that came via a 3rd party website or a link in an advert?
Your Tribalogic website can track the visitor and assign any booking to a Syndicate of your choice.
Sometimes a user needs to be given a nudge in the right direction.
The Tribalogic Platform is a flexible and powerful directory tool, allowing us to do some great things for our clients. A good example is how we can give preferred listings additional prominance throughout a website.
When searching for caravan parks and campsites, Caravan Sitefinder shows the user a bookable park that matches their search criteria above other listings.
Filter and export user reviews from the Admin Console.
In the Admin Console, quickly search through reviews left by users on:
It is now also possible to export your User Reviews in Excel format.
Improvements to our Platform mean that updates to content will, in most cases, now be published instantly.
To aid performance, we used to have a cache that expired after roughly two hours for all content - meaning that updates applied in the Admin Console may take that long to appear on your website.