After long-term discussions it was decided to move towards achievement of the project goals by going through a set of development phases. Each of them was to result in an application or a sub-system serving its own clearly designated business purpose.
Initial phase of development. GP team delivered a custom application which served for:
- Tour price calculation
- Integration with a GDS as the sole 3rd-party travel supplier
The second major step in implementation for Aclass was to develop multiple customer-facing websites for advertising tours and destinations across Africa. The websites had to support sufficient content management functionality.
The tech stack for this phase included PHP with an emphasis on Yii framework. Additionally, the open source CMS WordPress was actively used in development.
This phase resulted in over 20 unique CMS-based websites offering robust functionality, including:
During this phase GP team came up with an elaborate solution for handling incoming customer requests and creation of understandable and nicely designed proposals.
The developers crafted an application, which secured the storage of incoming customer requests and retained all of the comments and details submitted by users via customer websites. The app allowed to generate tour itineraries as full-fledged HTML with an accentuated and clearly conveyed personal touch.