Hotels have eliminated lots of friction with booking a room, but services like AirBnB have more unique properties. Meeting a host to enter the property can sometimes be bothersome, so we automate many tasks that the front desk in a hotel would do as a proof of concept for what services like AirBnB could do.
What it does
Check in to short term rental and interface with home automation devices to make transitions seamless.
How we built it
iPhone app, Swift, CloudKit, custom iPad IoT device simulator
Challenges we ran into
Making a web interface for hosts to access client info.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Fast response times and satisfying click of lock on iPad-home.
What's next for Front Desk
Hopefully our ideas are implemented into services like AirBnB to make booking a place even easier.