Adormo upgrade – 29th of March 2011

Hello everybody,

We’ve got some more good news today: another upgrade!

Stop right there…this IS good news, it’s not more technical stuff to learn in order to stay updated with an ever changing world.
It’s  a “you can do more things in less time” upgrade, mostly.

As you may have noticed we prefer to upgrade often and add a few things, rather than change your life every six months.

A nice side effect is that I can keep the blog posts short.

Here’s the news:

New Features

1) Public Dynamic Fields (Details)

When you add an apartments, you can insert all the necessary details. This you know.
But it may take a bit too much time, especially for new owners, who just opened an account.

So we created the Public Dynamic Fields: basically ready-made usual details everybody uses.

It’s worth using them as we will take care of the translation, so your page will look more professional even to the Chinese :)

(they are not translated yet, we are still building the perfect list)

Another improvement is that you can order them now: just drag and drop single items or entire categories.

If you have already done your Details, we suggest to wait. Come back in a couple of months and see if our Public ones are better for you.

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Adormo is a Platform

 

When you add  your apartment (or house, villa, bungalow etc..) in Adormo, you are not adding it just one website.
You are adding it in potentially many websites.

It starts with one normally, but after that the Managers see it and may ask you to add it to their websites too.

The nice part is that you don’t have to do anything: you only update your pictures, prices, descriptions, calendar etc…once.
Any change is automatically and immediately reflected in all the websites you are part of.

You just have to say yes and wait for customers.

 

Have a look at the above example which may be easier to understand (domain names are fake). Continue reading Adormo is a Platform

We are the niche

The house where I stay in Bali. This would deserve a niche website.

Imagine a world where there are only two kinds of shops:

  • Huge Hypermarkets where you can buy everything.
  • Very small dirty shops down the road where it’s a pain to buy anything.

I’m in Bali right now and I get both.

Whenever I need something I grab my bike and go to a small shop.
It’s not the smoothest experience but I usually get what I need. Well, almost (I am never sure I paid the right price though).

When I need to buy a lot of stuff I start a one-hour-each-way journey to the Carrefour.
It’s a shocking experience (which my wife loves) because I am in Bali and I shouldn’t be in a Carrefour. Or a Starbucks or a McDonalds.

The moment I enter the mall, I feel somebody is drying up my soul.
I am in Bali. It’s magic. A moment later I am in a shopping mall and I could be anywhere in the world and see exactly the same things (except the Durian).
I am nowhere. Lost in a non-place. Continue reading We are the niche