Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:44 PM
@mbi: 3-4 months development time so far depending on how I count (for the whole site including a content management system - also built with Yii). This was after the main site design was ready. Much of the time was also spent on refining content and integration with hotel providers.
We started out with Zend Framework but after the switch to Yii Framework we have never looked back or to the side.
We also utilize Lithron (http://wiki.lithron.de/ - a really cool CSS2 compatible PDF-renderer on top of PDFLib) for rendering your personal travel guide. Lithron is Tobias Munk's little kiddo If you are serious about rendering sophisticated PDF files from PHP I can strongly recommend PDFLib/Lithron.
Even though http://www.stay.com is very young I think it already is a strong showcase for Yii Framework.
We already contribute back to Yii Framework with bugfixes here and there and will hopefully share some cool extensions later.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:35 PM
BTW, three links on the left side of this page are broken:
Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:13 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:01 AM
Stay.com is all about delivering a simplified experience around getting ideas about your city vacation and allowing users to create their personal city guides.
We've worked hard to create a simplified user interface that works equally good for both experienced and regular users. With just a few clicks you can discover some of the best attractions, restaurants and hotels in some of the most popular cities around the world.
We've started out with some of the most popular cities around the world and we'll work hard to increase the number of cities we will cover.
We also plan to go mobile. That includes both a mobile version of the web experience, with the ability to create and browse your collection of items, and dedicated apps for popular phones like iPhone and Android.
One of the best things with Stay.com is that it's an ad-free experience that allows users to create their own personal travel guides. In order to deliver an ad-free service we have created our own hotel booking engine which perfectly sits within the concept. Instead of getting ads from other websites we have created a recommendation engine for hotels so we can recommend you some good deals based on what you've added to your guide.
Our enhanced version of Stay.com even got some nice press coverage recently:
- Robin Wauters, TechCrunch
- Curt Hopkins, ReadWriteWeb
- Jason Fitzpatrick, Lifehacker
I hope you like the new version
Any feedback are welcome!
Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:49 AM
btw., there are some very interesting places in Saint-Petersburg not mentioned anywhere:
Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:28 PM
try to book hotel in my country.. and woow! this one is pretty amazing.
this make sure, stay.com is the high barometer product of yiiframework.
although the design quite simple(sorry, just my perseption), but the feature is up to date.
i have see many example site of other framework powered,
but never seen something complex like stay.com feature(eccept Zend F).
wonder, how much database and table stay.com have.
well in about page, they claim over 100.000 record.
the one i really curious is stay.com database shcema.