Reviewer, 2010-10-04 06:10:00
This software lets you set up a booking calendar that can be used on-line for customers for reservation of available slots. They are able to pay for the booking on-line too.
Availability Booking Calendar is a highly customizable calendar for use on-line. You can customize any or more of sizes, colors, fonts, borders, date and time formats, week starting dates, language, etc. The format is 7 days a week and one slot per day. You could define work days and weekends. A sample example of Java Script code can be used to integrate the calendar to your web site, whether HTML, HTM, PHP, ASP, JSP, etc. The way it works is simple. After you have specified the workdays, your clients can select available dates and submit booking form. You could specify if you allow day or night bookings only. Clients can make payments for specified booking percentage. Changes in reservation status are modified immediately, so that the next client has a real-time picture of availability.
The code is easily integrated on Wordpress, Joomla and OSCommerce pages. The administrative functions are password protected. You could export the booked/available data to other applications in CSV, XML or iCal formats. As bookings are made email notifications are sent to the administrator. As far as calendars go, there are more powerful calendars available today that operate through the iCal format. Those are mainly for collaborative work amongst team members. This provides a means of booking some facility as well as paying for it. If you do have that kind of need, then you should try this out as it is a handy tool.