07 Mar 2013
Hospitality technology company, Blynk is offering hotels a free trial of customized mobile apps. Hotels who have been looking to jump on to mobile but have not yet done so, can now use this offer to experience the power of mobile apps, without any risk.
The trial period is for 2 months, no payment is required and there are no obligations to continue.
Blynk’s Head of Business Development, Sunny Goenka says “Blynk understands that hotels want to drive direct bookings. We have a plan to achieve this:
1. Connect with your guests via a mobile app.
2. Engage them by having powerful features which make it a must for your guests to download and use the app.
3. Drive revenues via direct bookings and promotions via the app.”
Vishal Dokania, Head of Technology says “All hoteliers know that they need to be on guests’ mobile and tablet devices. They are wondering how to go about it. We are so sure of the benefits of going mobile for hotels that we decided lets give them a no brainer way to go mobile. That’s why we came up with a risk free trial offer. Hotels can now have their mobile app in less than 2 weeks. They simply sign up and we do everything.”
Blynk has created Blynk iHotel, its platform through which it is able to create powerful apps for hotels. The app works on all Apple and Android mobiles and tablets. Hotels have access to a web based control panel to control their content. The apps have powerful features like e-menus, shopping cart, call back requests, booking forms, local weather, Google maps, video streaming, 360* virtual tours and more. The app also supports international characters.
Blynk’s mission is to mobilize hospitality. Blynk iHotel is a platform to create powerful mobile and tablet apps for hotels through which, hotels can Control their digital content, Connect with guests and Drive revenues. The app works on all Apple and Android mobiles and tablets. Hotels have access to a web based control panel to control their content. The apps have powerful features like e-menus, shopping cart, call back requests, booking forms, local weather, Google maps, video streaming, 360* virtual tours and more. The app also supports international characters. The app can be downloaded from the App Stores either on guests’ devices or on devices provided by the hotel. Since beginning operations in 2012, Blynk is now powering hotel apps globally from British Virgin Isles to Thailand and is growing at an exponential pace. Blynk was awarded ‘The Most Innovative Product’ by Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF), Ahmedabad and Mumbai in 2012. Know more about Blynk on its website at www.blynk.it. For more information, please call +91 9925245300 or follow us on Twitter @Blynkit.
Mr. Hiren Yadav, Head Marketing
M: +91 9898 909 214
07 Mar 2013
Hotels and Restaurants are best suited to get direct benefits from virtual tours as you can demonstrate your facility much better. Virtual tours enable your guests to have a realistic experience of your rooms and property. Virtual tours will engage your customers and have proven to directly increase revenues via an increase in bookings and reservations. Statistics show that virtual tours can increase bookings by over 40% than compared to showing only images to your guests.
Using TourWrists’ innovative technology, you can now show 360* Virtual Tours in your mobile apps, powered by Blynk.
We strongly feel that every hotel and restaurant should incorporate virtual tours in their websites and apps by following the below simple steps:
- Shoot virtual tours of your property if you don’t already have. Virtual tours cost approximately a minimum of only $1,000 to shoot. One virtual tour shot costs ~ $100 – 150. So you can plan a day shoot with a min of 8-10 shots.
- Upload to TourWrist.com. Many virtual tour photographers provide their own custom software to display this on your website. However, we suggest to make it clear that you would like your virtual tours to be uploaded on TourWrist.com.
- Show the world. TourWrist is like a YouTube for virtual tours. So your tours will be visible to the millions of people who visit their site and apps. You can also easily embed the virtual tours directly on your website. The virtual tour will also be visible on your apps, powered by Blynk.
The virtual tours on our apps are an experience for your guests. When they open the virtual tour on an Apple or Android device, they can simply move the device to view the virtual tour. Something which is not possible on your website. To see how that works, check out this video.
At Blynk, we are working hard so that guests can do things on your mobile app, which they cannot do on your website. Our partnership with TourWrist adds one more reason why it is a must to have a mobile app.
We are excited to announce the launch of E-Menu Apps for Restaurants, Bars, Cafes and Lounges.
As a Restaurant, Cafe, Bar or Lounge owner, you might be looking for an easy way to have your own mobile and tablet app. Your guests can explore your property, connect to you via social media and see your menus. You can use the app on iPad or Android tablets and replace your menus. The whole city will talk about it. And you won’t have to wait for six months before you can make a change in your menu. You can now change your menu daily from a simple web based content management system.
If you do home deliveries, your customers now have an easy way to place orders of their favorite food without calling you.
Some key features:
- Customers can place orders in your property or for home delivery
- Transparent, risk free, subscription based pricing
- No do-it-yourself, designing included in nominal setup cost
- Easiest and fastest way to launch your app
- Simple web based Content Management System
We invite you to take advantage of our limited introductory price offer. Plans start as low as $29 per month.
Contact us to sign up or to request a demo.
01 Dec 2012
We believe that the hotel industry is one of the first industries which can benefit from having a strong presence on mobile devices. The best way to do that is to have your own hotel apps. Luckily, we are not the only ones who believe in this.
We welcome a diverse range of hotels who have recently signed up for a mobile app, powered by Blynk iHotel.
“Most Innovative Product” Award* Winner, Blynk Systems, today announced the launch of the Android version of their revolutionary Mobile App for Hotels ‘Blynk iHotel’. It’s a Mobile, Tablet and TV based Guest Experience & Marketing App for Hotels. The hotel app developed using this solution now can run on Android based tablets and smartphones as well as the in-room TVs, along with iPads and iPhones.