Nimbus was asked to build a brand new web application for Magic Parking. The site needed to provide a quick and easy means for visitors to find and compare parking at any UK airport. It also needed to take bookings and provide an interface for car parks to manage their pricing.
Nimbus developed a bespoke system to achieve these requirements.
For this service to work, we needed to store pricing and availability for each car park – and the pricing changed with season too. Therefore, we needed to design the data structure carefully to insure prices were returned quickly and accurately.
It also needed to be easy for the car parks themselves to set prices and manage their own details. For this Nimbus built a member’s area with simple and intuitive controls.
Lastly, we needed to process customer payments and deliver booking details to the car parks (with a backup list available in the member’s area). With many customers familiar and confident with Paypal, we integrate their payment processing facilities and insured car parks were notified by email when bookings came in.
Nimbus also developed a dedicated mobile version of the site (mobile app). This version of the site was optimised for ideal viewing on mobile phone screens, such as the iPhone. We were able to take advantage of phone features not (or rarely) available on desktop browsers, such as GPS location, swipe to navigate, date/time pickers and more.