Mobile App Management

Mobile App Management

Onboard app management can be complicated and time consuming. Purpose built content managers for stand-alone apps are infrequently updated, often abandoned, or are controlled by external vendors who are difficult to work with.

Cruise Director’s Mobile App Management platform allows developers to easily build new applications without having to reinvent the wheel each time. The included APIs offer a wide range of features right out of the box for rapid development on the platform of your choice.

Out of the box features include:

  • Abstracted PMS APIs (so your app will work with any PMS)
  • BLE Beacon deployment and connectivity
  • Authentication logic for both passengers and crew
  • Device security
  • Booking logic at the API layer
  • Combined marketing data API calls for ports, excursions, dining experiences, and more
  • Onboard push notifications
  • Access to all other Cruise Director data (calendars, entertainment data, etc.)

Rapid Mobile App Development

Getting an application out into the wild for testing is one of the best ways to validate an idea. However, the problem is always the time and budget required to build and launch a minimally viable product, knowing full well that you might have to throw away all of that code. That’s why Sourcetoad has bundled our React Native starter application with the Cruise Director Mobile App Manager. This iOS and Android starter kit comes with all the functionality available inside of Cruise Director for developers to be able to build on top of. After initial configuration, the starter application provides:

  • Passenger and crew logins
  • Calendar
  • Itinerary
  • Port information
  • Ship tracker
  • Cruise compass
  • Dining
    • Venue details
    • Present and future menus
    • Specialty dining booking
    • Table preferences
  • Spa
    • Spa services
    • Bookings
  • Entertainment
    • HLS, Dash, and and RTMP streaming
  • Excursions
    • Details and times
    • Bookings
    • Wishlists
  • Onboard CMS systems for
    • Spa
    • Gym facilities
    • Concessionaires
  • Folio management

The full code for this application is provided to your development team, or can be used as a sandbox for testing new use cases onboard with extremely rapid iterations.

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