#hostlife - get to know hosts from around the world

We've just released something that we call #hostlife! The idea of #hostlife is to showcase all the wonderful hosts and their passion, their hardships, the good and the bad in being part of building the new hospitality industry. These hosts are the persons that are creating the unique destinations and experiences that we are all enjoying so much. You'll find #hostlife at https://www.facebook.com/hostlifebyroombler. Go there and have a look. And do follow if you like to see when new pieces are coming out.…

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Mobile is eating the world

Earlier this year I wrote a post (Why you should consider going mobile) where I laid out the reasoning behind our decision to go mobile-first and what benefits we think that gives to our customers. Last week, a talk that I had watched before, resurfaced in my feeds. The talk is given by Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans), a technologist working at a16z (Andreessen Horowitz in its long form). a16z is a prominent top tier tech investor located in the US. They spend a lot of time thinking and reasoning about the…

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New version of Roombler app [1.3.2]

We've just released a new version of Roombler app, version 1.3.2. Some highlights are: Introduction animations There are now intro animations in key parts of the app. These will be shown the first time you visit that part of the app. For this release we have explanatory animations in three sections of the app. Setting up rooms, the calendar view and the prices dialog for a booking. These a made to be very light weight, and to give a first time user an idea about what can be…

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Roombler has been updated! [1.2.1]

We've just released a new version (1.2.1) of the app and I thought I would go through some of the improvements we've made. As usual you can find it in the app store. Small screens First off, we are now doing a better job adapting to smaller screens (iPhone 5 and iPhone 6). So now you shouldn't have any problems doing all your work directly from your phone if you like to. Existing guests We've previously seen some users having problems with creating guests with e-mail adressess that…

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Why you should consider going mobile

When we started building Roombler (early 2014), there were no mobile solutions for managing an accommodation business (at least none that I knew of). A few modern alternatives had started to surface, but they were all built for the desktop browser. This still holds true today. Gladly, there are more and better alternatives out there. And the big players have started to move a bit, going from installed software only to being able to reach at least some parts of the system from a browser. I'm glad that we're seeing…

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