Software Factory: Developing the Platform to Manage Offers for Timeshare Members

Software Factory: Developing the Platform to Manage Offers for Timeshare Members
CASE STUDY
The Challenge

To help our client develop the new platform for their rental program service.

The Outcome

The new website is for timeshare members or owners of their resorts. We changed the old IT platform and added the capability to enroll units in different available offers, and the capacity to see special offers and intervals in demand during the year.

Our client is a travel agency formed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals specialized in the timeshare industry. After managing rental programs of many resorts for fifteen years, they decide to improve the platform with which they have for their customers, keeping some functionalities and adding new features to improve their service.

Emeteclass collaborated by preparing the transition from the old application to the new one. Developing all the features concerned with units enrollment, their deposit and cancellation, status, and the process of inviting members with peak intervals to enroll their units and receive guaranteed rental income.

Our client is now growing their business, and looking to expand their services.


We offer a full-cycle custom software development, from requirements elicitation to product design and development, quality assurance testing and deployment. We follow an offshore development team paradigm while adapt to customer’s own working standards. We have developed successful applications and services for a huge range of industries. Contact us emete@emete.com

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Gamification, serious game

Gamification, serious game


Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.

We believe in the power of games and we use it in real situations, to increase effectivity in business processes. When we were children we learnt life lessons through games, but unfortunately when we became adults we forgot how to play in order to learn.

The 1st Floor challenge is our first course that teaches through gamification, but one of our goals for the next three years is to add gamification to other courses, so that people are more involved in the learning process.

Take a look to gamification through The 1st Floor Challenge

The 1st Floor Challenge (T1FC) consists of a real Project Management situation in which each team builds a Drone, with the objective of applying Project Management, Sustainability and Design Thinking methodologies in an integrated way. This is considered an excellent team building activity.

We are very happy with the results, until now we were present in 5 cities (Aveiro, Porto, Lisboa, Lyon, Panamá), for a total of 207 participants, and have done a total of 36 projects.

One of our strengths is that we don’t use a computing game for learning, we use a real project for that.

Gamification, is not only an excellent technique for the learning process, but also for changing people’s habits. For this reason, it’s been interesting to see the increasing use of Gamification for engaging with staff and external stakeholders over the past few years, with astounding results.

If used correctly, it’s a powerful tool. It could even change the world. Any idea how?

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A Warm Welcome: Meet Ewelina!

A Warm Welcome: Meet Ewelina!


There’s a new member on our team! We’re happy to introduce you to Ewelina, our new Marketing Intern.

Ewelina decided to join us in Emeteclass’s headquarters as a part of her Erasmus experience here in Aveiro.
She’s cheerful and full of new ideas, and already working hard with us on The 1st Floor Challenge Project.

Hopefully, she’ll help us improve our drone flying skills soon.

Welcome, Ewelina!

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Creta: O Nosso Escritório Por Uma Semana

Este ano fizemos a nossa aventura de mudar o escritório por uma semana em Creta. Creta é a maior ilha da Grécia e encontra-se situada no sul do mar Egeu. Tem mais de 600.000 habitantes e 8 336 km². Foi em Creta que floresceu a Civilização Minoica, que é considerada a mais antiga civilização de que há registo na Europa.


O Desafio

Mudar o escritório é sempre um grande desafio. Desta vez escolhemos fazer duas mudanças, primeiro para a parte esquerda da ilha em Chania, e depois para a parte direita da ilha em Elounda. Trabalhar, colaborar, divertir-nos e conhecer a ilha eram os nossos planos.


A Aventura

A aventura começou com um percalço, o avião saiu atrasado 3 horas do Porto, o que fez que perdêssemos a ligação que tínhamos em Barcelona para Chania. Pois é, greves e chatices no aeroporto levou que chegasse-mos ao destino com um dia de atraso, era sábado, não afetou os clientes, mas tínhamos perdido um dia inteiro de diversão.

Chegámos a Chania no sábado à noite. No Domingo preparámos tudo para começar na segunda-feira sem interromper o trabalho, e assim foi …. Adorámos Chania tanto, que depois, durante a nossa estadia em Elounda, voltámos lá. Chania é mesmo bonita, muito característica, e fica a uma hora da praia de Elafonisi, e da praia da Baía de Balos, dois lugares a não perder.

Creta, Chania: Uma foto da vista do nosso escritório por uma semana
Creta, Chania: Uma foto da vista do nosso escritório por uma semana.

Durante a semana fomos a Elounda, o nosso novo escritório, a três horas de Chania. A mudança não correu muito bem, tínhamos deixado algumas coisas pendentes que só foram realizadas no dia seguinte…. Depois de chegar, preparamos tudo, respondemos alguns emails, e fomos jantar.

Lindas paisagens, espetaculares praias, e boa comida caraterizaram a nossa estadia. Mudar o escritório para um lugar diferente cada ano é sempre uma experiência a repetir!


E a seguir?

Já começamos as votações para o próximo destino, os requisitos continuam a ser os mesmos: um lugar seguro, ter ligação à internet e bons lugares para comer.

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