ACCOR launches its new mobile service with Backelite
Paris, 12 July 2012 – ACCOR, the world’s number-one hotel operator and leader in Europe, has enlisted Backelite for the functional and ergonomic design as well as the development of its new mobile service, accorhotels.com.
The ACCOR Group has chosen a multi-platform presence in order to provide its clients with a mobile site that can be accessed anywhere in the world, regardless of the terminal used.
Developed with WOPE (Write Once Publish Everywhere), Backelite’s multi-platform HTML5 development framework, the mobile site is being published in 15 languages. It will shortly be available in the form of free apps that can be downloaded from the main stores on the mobile market.
With the new mobile site www.accorhotels.mobi, mobile users will be able to reserve an ACCOR hotel wherever they are, in a 100% secure environment.
The features include:
- Searching for a hotel by city or near a current location with the geolocation function,
- Booking hotels and paying in just a few clicks,
- Tracking existing bookings,
- Creating a list of favourite hotels,
- Making secure payments.
The WOPE solution has also enabled ACCOR to spread around the costs of developing a service that can easily be deployed across all platforms, with a mobile site that offers a rich, advanced experience optimised for each terminal as well as the applications available from the various app stores.
“Launching this international mobile service is a major challenge for ACCOR. Throughout this entire project, we have been enjoying the guidance and expertise of Backelite’s teams. The WOPE solution allows us to offer an innovative mobile service optimised for all terminals, while keeping our costs down. Raising our technical teams’ skills in this HTML5 framework will enable us to quickly internalise mobile developments in order to keep control over the entire web and mobile value chain”, said Frédéric Adda, ACCOR’s e-Commerce Site Management Director.
Backelite is the French leader in designing, planning, and developing mobile services, tablets, and connected televisions for top brands. With more than 90 expert employees in new screens and tactile ergonomics, Backelite has, since 2006, been working with top brands such as Eurostar, Voyages SNCF.com, Vente-Privée, Dailymotion, Pages Jaunes, Allo Ciné, and GDF Suez, as well as with the major European banks. Backelite also publishes WOPE, a framework for developing and adapting mobile sites and apps offering the best user experience.
Backelite belongs to Prosodie, a company of the Capgemini group, and has presence in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona and Brussels.
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