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How FlixBus Revolutionized Ground Transportation
How did Flixbus manage to populate the world with their signature green buses, stay profitable with their cheap fares, and create a popular alternative to train and air travel?
Hopper and Mobile Travel Booking Supremacy
Today, Hopper is valued at $3.5 billion as a result of their unique mobile-first and data-focused strategy. Their main selling point is the price prediction algorithm that will tell you the best time to purchase a flight ticket or book a hotel. This unique form of interaction with customers compared to other online travel agencies and metasearch engines has brought Hopper immense success. Let’s explore further how Hopper managed to reinvent the business for the mobile age and how it keeps succeeding at it. 00:00 Intro 01:05 Hopper beginnings 03:37 Price prediction popularity 06:23 How mobile works for Hopper 07:07 Hopper’s retention-first strategy 08:34 Gamification Sources: [ 1 ] https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/17/hopper-raises-170m-on-3-5b-valuation-as-travel-surges-and-its-fintech-tools-help-offset-variant-concerns/ [ 2 ] https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucerogers/2019/03/25/hopper-out-to-disrupt-800-billion-global-online-travel-market/?sh=74c45a81456e [ 3 ] https://www.lightsondata.com/the-history-of-big-data/ [ 4 ] https://techcrunch.com/2014/01/20/why-travel-startup-hopper-founded-in-2007-took-so-long-to-launch/ [ 5 ] https://web.archive.org/web/20140504231657/http:/www.hopper.com/research/tips-tools-planning-summer-music-festival-experience/ https://web.archive.org/web/20140506182155/http:/www.hopper.com/research/save-38-planning-best-college-visit-itinerary/ https://web.archive.org/web/20140516065905/http:/www.hopper.com/research/travel-from-the-us-to-china-for-chinese-new-year [ 6 ] https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/travel/crunching-the-numbers-to-find-the-best-airfare.html [ 7 ] https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/consumer-insights/consumer-trends/2014-travelers-road-to-decision/ [ 8 ] https://asia.googleblog.com/2014/10/asias-mobile-first-world.html [ 9 ] https://www.adexchanger.com/mobile/hopper-doesnt-play-by-the-book-on-mobile-user-acquisition/ https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/business-strategy-planning/innovate/start-up-mobile-travel-app [ 10 ] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-hopper-cuts-30-per-cent-of-staff-in-push-by-montreal-online-travel/
Software Development Life Cycle: Explained
SDLC was conceived in the 1970s as a way of formulating the development of large scale business systems. There are many methodologies addressing this sequence of stages. Today, we will talk about the phases of SDLC and the methodologies applying them. 0:00 Intro 0:50 SDLC Stages 3:46 Waterfall 4:56 Agile 8:21 DevOps Read more about SDLC in our blog: https://www.altexsoft.com/whitepapers/estimating-software-engineering-effort-project-and-product-development-approach/ and https://www.altexsoft.com/blog/business/technical-documentation-in-software-development-types-best-practices-and-tools/ Useful Links: [ 1 ] https://github.com/tpn/pdfs/blob/master/Managing%20the%20Development%20of%20Large%20Software%20Systems%20-%201970%20(waterfall).pdf [ 2 ] https://agilemanifesto.org/ [ 3 ] https://agilemodeling.com/essays/barelygoodenough.htm [ 4 ] https://product.hubspot.com/blog/how-we-deploy-300-times-a-day [ 5 ] https://blog.spinnaker.io/evolving-how-netflix-builds-maintains-and-operates-their-spinnaker-distribution-33c844d0102c [ 6 ] https://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/2022_state_of_devops_report.pdf Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/altexsoft/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altexsoft/ Follow us on Twitter: https://x.com/AltexSoft Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altexsoftcom/ Music by Epidemicsound.com
Hotel Booking Reimagined: Attribute-based Shopping
Every hotel room is unique with different sizes, locations, views, bedding configurations, and payment and cancellation options. Yet, when it comes to booking, the choice is narrowed down to just a handful of room type and rate plan combinations. Which is why a different booking model called attribute-based shopping is about to challenge the traditional one. 00:00 Intro 01:43 Traditional hotel pricing and allocation (attribute-based filtering) 03:54 Attribute-based shopping 07:08 Dynamic room assignment 08:55 Problems with ABS adoption 11:34 How to start preparing for ABS Sources:  https://ideaworkscompany.com/allegiant-spirit-viva-aerobus-and-wizz-air-pass-50-threshold-for-ancillary-revenue-in-2020-press-release/  https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Paradox_of_Choice Learn more about AltexSoft: https://www.altexsoft.com Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/altexsoft/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altexsoft/ Follow us on X: https://x.com/AltexSoft Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altexsoftcom/
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