Last week, hotel booking website, Jovago announced the availability of its official app for Android. The app is a move in the right direction for the company especially for an economy like Kenya that is heavily dependent on mobile.
“This is excellent news. Your perfect stay, one click away is now in your pocket. It is crucial especially in this digital era to travel at your convenience. Smart phones and apps have become the order of the day. That is why we as Jovago have to make sure that we are where the market is. You can now book a hotel whether you are in Turkana, Kisumu, Kilifi or Marsabit. This app is compatible with all android devices,” said Mr. Cyrus Onyiego, the Country Manager-Kenya.
I had the chance to download this app and use it just to see if it is worth it.
One thing I liked about this app is its simple and minimalistic design. It is not filled with a ton of features that you will not end up using. Its homepage is clean and neat making it very easy to use. I really liked this design as I was able to navigate through it with much ease without any delays.
From the home page, swiping from the left brings the menu options which include the settings tab among others. Swiping from the bottom up shows you the hotels that are around your area. You can then click on the hotel you want and make your reservation. You can also search for hotels in your area or where you want to go directly from the homepage.
As I have mentioned above, the simplicity of the app is what makes it great. Anyone can use it within a few minutes of downloading it. This is really important if the app is to be used by most people.
A Step in the Right Direction
“The launch of App is a great milestone for us in order to offer great flexibility for the customer-centric mobile experience. We have noticed the immense growth of mobile devices in Africa and have used gathered knowledge to develop the most convenient hotel booking app. With the Jovago.com Hotels Booking, customers can readily access our growing inventory of hotels on the go with little to no hassles as our customer service team cater to their needs” said Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago.
If you are interested in the app, you can download it from the play store by clicking here.