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Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

Stylish new features on FlipKey!

Recent visitors to FlipKey.com may have noticed that change is in the air. On Wednesday evening, our product team unveiled their latest feat of brilliance with a makeover of the property pages. One of the most exciting new features is the lightning-fast photo viewer. Not only have all of the photos moved right to the top of the page, but you can also easily view the entire selection of shots in a nifty slideshow. Check it out:

You can browse photos by clicking on the “forward” and “back” arrows, or you can click directly on the view you want to see.

Best of all, the new photo viewer will display photos up to twice as large as our old viewer – so travelers will be able to fully appreciate the high quality images of their future getaways.

Owners and property managers note that captions now appear right on the images, so be descriptive if you want guests to know what they’re looking at!

But that’s not all…

The new photo viewer is pretty cool, but we didn’t stop there. We’ve implemented other new changes to make it easier for travelers to search FlipKey listings and find the perfect vacation home. The new features include:

  • No More Tabs We found that tabs were keeping valuable information hidden from our visitors, so we tore down the wall and put all the details up front.
  • New Review Section The new review section features a helpful summary right at the top. Travelers now also have the ability to mark individual reviews as helpful while they’re browsing.
  • Browsing History We’ve added a list of recently viewed rentals to help keep track of the homes you’ve looked at and loved. When it comes time to place an inquiry, you won’t have to hit the “back” button a million times to remember your favorites!

We’re always working on developing great new features on FlipKey to make it even easier to find the vacation rental of your dreams. We’re excited about these new features, and we hope you love them as much as we do.