9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

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9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 pm

Been doing a bit of work on the 9am Booking Buddy.

Considering that it often takes several days to finally get a site, I have added some additional markup to the pages to help you plan ahead.

When you first go into the 9am Booking Buddy, it shows you sites that match your preferences that come up for todays date. Of course this is really only useful for the current day PRIOR to 9am.

Assuming you are not success, you can click on Next Day to see what will come up tommorrow.

Now when you check on future days (clicking Next Day to cycle through the upcoming days) you see all sites coming open on those days however any site that came open prior to that day will show in light green. This indicates that the site may be avaiable, however in all likelyhood the site could well end up having been reserved on the prior day.

EXAMPLE:

Sites available today...

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Sites available tommorrow
(note todays avaiable sites show in light green as they may likely be gone by the next reservation date)...

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Also as previously mentioned in another thread, I have added a bunch of 9am reservation tips which you will find in the 9am Booking Buddy as well.

Good luck!

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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:52 am

One more fix today. Now when you are in the 9am Booking Buddy, you can click on each site number to popup details and photos. As within the Campers Toolkit,
just hover over each thumbnail image to view larger photos...

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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Another update...

The 9am Booking Buddy is now directly accessible from within the Campers Toolkit.
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Ok last update for today lol...

The Booking Buddy now provides a Image button so you can easily pop up Reserve Aneruca windows for any site you are interested in booking with the date already filled in (defaults to a 14 days). All you need to do is be sure the site field is correct in the RA window and adjust the days if you don't want 14 days, then press return, and you're ready to 'try' to book your site at 9am!
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby Rollins Fan » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:19 am

I just played with the booking buddy for Rollins. It seemed to show too many sites as being available to book, and when I compared it to Reserve America, well, something is off.

First I had looked at the regular listing on your site, and noticed that hardly any of my favorites have availability in July for more than a few days here and there.

Maybe I just haven't had enough coffee yet, but I think something might be off.

I am glad I am booked for my time for 2013!
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby Rollins Fan » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:23 am

The view from Campers Toolkit seemed more accurate, but didn't match Booking buddy, from what I could see.
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:37 am

Odd... haven't check Rollins lately since I've been focussing on FCP, especially since we are trying to get a site today! lol

Will check it out later.

Appreciate the feedback!
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:03 am

I checked out Reserve America vs the Availability in the Campers Tookit. Looks fine.

What I do notice when you have Rollins Pond selected in Preferences, that the Reserve America tab is setup for reservations at Fish Creek not Rollins.

Hadn't noticed this bug before, going to fix it now.
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby Rollins Fan » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:17 pm

I just looked again, and took two screen shots, and compared to Reserve America for Rollins (yes, I was linked to Fish Creek this morning), and I think the differences could be due to the timing, probably some sites were snatched up this morning. However, the booking buddy and the camper's toolkit don't match, even through they have the same time stamp? I could share the screen shots via email (off board), if you wish.

Hope you got yourselves a nice site.
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:41 pm

I'll look at it more closely.

We did pretty good and managed Site 196
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at FCP. After tommorrow will be a bit of a dry spell for sites, glad we got in!
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Re: 9am Booking Buddy Enhancements

Postby CampADK » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:56 am

Yes found a quirk in RA for Rollins which I have identified. Should have this fixed up later today.

On another note, I have added some additional smarts so that availability between 9am and 10am is updated more frequently. Updates now happen at 9:05am, 9:10am, 9:30am and 9:45am.

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