Experience the difference of "Elite".

iOS and Android app

Status: Closed 2 Votes
This request is a duplicate of Actual mobile apps
Michael D
Feb 26, 2023 8:40 PM
Joined Oct, 2019 54 posts

Any plans to develop a native app? At least for guest interaction such as the Hospitality by escapia - Guest Hospitality App for Vacation Property Managers| Escapia

Ken T
Feb 27, 2023 9:34 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 1399 posts

Not really, because a) it would take a great deal of developer time that would be better spent on improving the more generally used features, and, b) there are a great many people who do not want to install random additional apps on their phone.  I know I myself wouldn't consider doing that for just staying somewhere on vacation.  It makes somewhat more sense for a vastly larger company that you're booking through, like Escapia.

However, that is why we have this voting - I am prepared to be proven wrong by demand.  I'd be curious to see demand for a specific app from actual guests, not sure how we'd be able to get that though.

Note that we already have several integrated partners that provide much if not all of this type of functionality though:

https://www.ownerrez.com/support/articles/integrations-overview#guest-communication 

Ken T
Feb 28, 2023 4:43 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 1399 posts

[Another topic was closed as a duplicate of this topic (https://www.ownerrez.com/forums/requests/ios-andriod-native-app)]

StayFunCharlesto
Aug 8, 2023 12:26 PM
Joined Mar, 2020 8 posts

Are you meaning an app that guest would install to communicate to us or you meaning an Ownerrez app so we can manage messages and communications and get notifications on our phones?

The later would be a very desirable feature I would think!