FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- GuestCentric Systems the social cloud provider of e-commerce solutions for the independent hotel industry announced the launch of the Developers Cloud to independent web designers and software developers around the world at http://developers.guestcentric.com. By joining the Developers Cloud, independent web designers and developers are going to be able to provide an end-to-end solution to their customers based on a leading hotel e-commerce cloud.
"Opening our cloud to web designers and developers around the world provides them the opportunity to take advantage of GuestCentric's leading web-based platform tailored to the hotel industry. This unprecedented access to the cloud will allow designers and developers to come up with new ideas and innovations that may not have been previously considered or thought possible," said Filipe Machaz, VP of Product Management at GuestCentric. "The launching of the new developer's cloud community reinforces GuestCentric's position as a leading force in driving e-commerce and social marketing innovation in the hotel industry."
The opening of GuestCentric's cloud will not only bring enhancements to GuestCentric's platform, but it will also give web designers and developers the opportunity to deepen their market share in the hotel industry by adding top-notch e-commerce solutions to their offer. For the first time, web designers are going to be able to deliver fully integrated hotel websites with e-commerce included, without having go through a tedious requirements gathering and development process.
The launch of the Developers Cloud is the second step in opening the GuestCentric community for designers and developers and follows the successful launch of the WordPress booking engine plug-in and Joomla! booking engine module.
"Since we moved our website development to the GuestCentric cloud, we were able to deliver top-notch solutions to our customers with very limited effort, since GuestCentric provides a complete e-commerce and social marketing platform, and have been able to focus on what we do best: innovate," said Rodrigo Costa, managing partner at Monday Interactive Marketing. "We are now in the process of developing a mobile reservations application based on the GuestCentric API that will provide our customers a powerful way to engage guests on the day of check-in and GuestCentric already showed interest in potentially reselling it to their growing customer base of properties around the world," finished Rodrigo.
Joining the Developers Cloud will enable designers and developers to:
* Integrate GuestCentric's social distribution platform into existing or new sites via readily available snippets, widgets and plug-ins;
* Develop custom websites based on GuestCentric's award-winning Content Management System and host them at SAS 70 Type II facilities.
* Develop web and mobile applications and plug-ins customer engagement and reservations management via GuestCentric API.
* The Developers Cloud will also provide extensive access to technical documentation, news and resources, namely:
* Access to a sandbox to test GuestCentric's snippets, widgets and plug-ins;
* Submission of web design templates for sale through GuestCentric and other cloud members;
* Submission of applications for sale through GuestCentric and other cloud members;
* An open forum that discusses best practices in hotel website design and development;
* Support from GuestCentric's web design and engineering team.
"As a digital communication agency focused on innovation, we are pleased to see that leader companies like GuestCentric allow us to take our work to the next level by providing us with powerful, yet easy-to-use tools. Delivering solutions based on GuestCentric's integrated e-commerce and social marketing Cloud will clearly contribute to the expansion of our brand and allow us to enter a new market segment with a strong and differentiated offer," said Nuno Silva Partner at Wiz Interactive -- 2010 Digital Agency of the year and multiple web award winner.
To ensure that GuestCentric's services are used appropriately and productively GuestCentric will approve interested web designers and developers. Learn more at: http://developers.guestcentric.com
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About GuestCentric Systems
GuestCentric Systems develops and markets web services that revolutionize the way independent hotels work. GuestCentric has built a cloud-computing platform that allows independent hotels to develop long-standing relationships with guests, improve online revenues and lower expenses associated with online distribution. Through use of Web 2.0 technologies, GuestCentric provides easy-to-use tools at reasonable prices that up until now were only available for hotels with big budgets.
SOURCE GuestCentric Systems