How to Develop Online Hotel Booking App like Booking.com?

5 Apr 2021

The travel industry is booming day by day. One of the major reasons for it is the online travel planning and hotel booking apps like booking.com as they give the travelers lots of attractive offers and deals and the planner of their itineraries. Apps like this can help travelers see the hotels and other facilities at their table or bed in their home and make them sure how comfortable they will be in the hotels they are booking.

Suppose these traveling apps are so much helpful and preferred by travelers. In that case, it itself is a good opportunity for a new venture that is not that difficult to build and demands investment compared to other heavy business opportunities. Let’s discuss how these traveling apps like booking.com work and how they cost to build. Note:

What is Booking.com?

Booking.com nowadays has become the most preferred search engine among travelers and works as a traveling rate aggregator. With their constant innovations and extreme level of local support, it’s growing very fast and almost every travel guide company wants to develop an app like it.

Booking.com was founded in the year of 1996 in Amsterdam, which is a Dutch start-up. It started with the mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Its evolution has given a new horizon to the world tourism industry.

Steps by step guide on how to create a Hotel Booking App

Understand the objectives of App development

With the enormous growth in the IT sector, so many companies are developing such apps. It’s been said that 80% of the apps developed are meeting failure and the apps we currently have in the market are only 20% totally developed. The reason is that those who failed started their app development without any specified and clear objective and, due to that met with the bad customer experience and ultimately reached the decline stage.

Figure out and Finalize the features of your app

What makes your mobile app successful are the features you provide within your app, making the customer experience easy and pleasant. So before you start developing your app, you must have to figure out what kind of features your target market currently is looking for and finalize the features that make your app unique out of a bundle of common traveling apps.

Decide the platform for your app

Most of the business person’s first priority is to choose a cross-platform mobile app development is good for the acceptability for the app but in an actual sense, it can become costlier development if you create it for cross-platform, instead of as a developer, you must decide on an OS which most of your target market is using and also which is cost-effective too.

Design your App

Preparing the wireframe is like a blueprint of your app. It will give you an idea of how your app will look once it’s developed. By using wireframe & client requirements, the UI UX designers build a layout of mobile app design with all possible screens throughout the mobile app. It is mainly concerned about making the user experience easy and yet enjoyable.

Backend development

Coding of the application should begin with the backend. The part of the app where users spend most of the time and notice mostly is just a small part of the whole system. The experience they have is the result of the functionalities that are controlled by the app’s backend. To build this API, Admin panel, Payment Integration, Database management you can choose the Web development service provider.

Frontend development

The frontend of an app is all about the aesthetic appeal of your app. It will decide whether your app will attract users to choose your app over other competitors. Your frontend must represent the layout and user experience of your mobile app, It should be simple, clear, and feature-rich that delivers what users are expecting and above that sometimes.

Payment Gateway Integration

Once done with all these functionalities, make sure you integrate the most obvious and easy to access payment gateways like Stripe or Paypal with your app to make the purchase easy for the users.

Publish your app

Once complete with all these steps, finally launch your app to make sure that you are in line with all legalities associated with it. Publish on a platform that has a high level of authenticity and acceptability like Google play store or Apple app store.

Cost of Developing a Hotel Booking App like Booking.com

The cost of developing a Hotel booking app like booking.com depends on the number of features and functionality you include within and their complexity level as these features and functionality costs may vary. The more complex the functionality, the cost grows more. Major factors that affect your costs are Back-end and API configuration, UI/UX design complexity, multiplatform development etc., which can raise the level of cost, the way it’s been used in development cost.

The total cost of developing an app like booking.com may vary between 10K to 20K USD for basic features, but the cost of an app with all advanced level features may fall between 25K to 50k USD. To know more about the cost details of your requirements, contact our team or write us at [email protected]

Pratik Gothaliya

Pratik Gothaliya is the Founder and CTO of Quest Infosense, A web & Mobile app development company. Pratik has accomplished over 9 years of experience in the software industry. Being an integral part of the company he assures uncluttered functionality for service or products development to clients. he promptly stands with unparalleled accomplishment for his clients and people.

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