By Toneo Tonderai Rutsito
The Chief Operating Officer with Electronic Systems, Inc Mr Tawanda Chikosi, who is also multi innovation award winner in Zimbabwe announced the launch of Zimbabwe`s “First Hotel App” for Rainbow tourism group.
We quickly scouted for other local hotel apps on the android and apple`s app store to check if any other hotel has already released their own app but we could not pick any, possibly making it the first hotel app to be launched for the Zimbabwean market.
A simple RTG search on my apple store yielded some quick results with the Hotel app also showing on the top before quickly hitting the install button.
The home page mastered the art of tantalising graphics with a side view of the hotel.
After the landing page, the main menu takes you to all the categories of the app including the about us page, booking, pre arrival, outdoor attractions confrerence etc.
The About us menu tried as much as possible to describe the whole hotel functionality with extra icons to dig eeper into sub categories to know more on the menus. Kudos to the app designers they were not lazy to leave questions hanging but basically tried to present FAQ in icons.
A single tap on the sub categories leads to a full sub menu and here is a screen shot of the pre arrival submenu.
Here are many more screen shots from the app
It very interesting to note how local app developers are slowly taking their apps on the market store and this is the right standard and quality direction we should take.