What is zzZ ?
zzZ is an incoming app for iPhone that allow to search and book a hotel wherever you want, wherever you are.
zzZ is available for free.
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Looking at the 15 apps competing in our category called “utility & other“, we can tell you that the level is pretty high! The competition will be hard but we’re already very proud to be featured among this selection.
So now, let’s wait till 9th december for final results at LeWeb in Paris… It’s already exciting to know that we’ll have the luck to see our app tested by such an impressive jury !
And if you really like us,
you can still vote for zzZ, your favourite hotel booking app for iPhone !
It’s not the moment to fall asleep ! Still have time to book a hotel !
zzZ is an app to book your hotel’s room, anytime, at best price, directly from your iPhone.
75 000 hotels available in 70 countries, and much more soon !
Nicolas immediately figure it out, new look of our new buttons after the first rejection of the application by Apple.
To recall, these buttons are used to adjust the amount of room that you wish to book for a hotel (most often : only one).
Goodbye AddContact button from Apple. Goodbye blue background, welcome to the green one, same color as the bottom big Reservation / Total button. And for the shape : a square with rounded edges instead of disk. Finally, the “effect” : inset in place of drop shadow.
Before/after compared :
And you, what is your opinion on this makeover ?
It will not take long until the verdict : rejected.
We are not disappointed, it was even in our forecasts. The reason ? Misuse of an Apple interface element reserved for the addition of contacts (more details later in the article). They are professionals to the end and defend the consistency of their user interface. We almost apreciated this rejection, it means somewhere that real attention is paid to our work.
What is interesting is that we have some traces of the visit of our tester
Less than 7 days past upload for review on AppStore, our application has changed his state this morning. We have a charming “In review”
There are things in the life which remains mysteries and you have to deal with it . You’ll never know the Coca Cola mix, or the real death cause of Michael Jackson… That’s pretty the same with the AppStore submission process. You absolutely don’t know how it works !
10th july 2008, Apple launched the Appstore. That was 16 months ago…
In 16 months, the appstore have grown at an incredible speed and now offer more than 100 000 applications.
So, that means they approve 6250 applications aprouved / month . We also know from Apple that they reviewed 8500 iPhone apps per week.
Stating that each app has to be reviewed by two people, and they have 40 people working on it. That gives less than 6 minutes to review an app !
Is it really possible? Or Apple have other secrets ?
In this video, we give you a preview of our new hotel booking app. The video was taken in live, it shows all the main features of the app like the coverflow navigation
Hope, you’ll enjoy !
Welcome on zzZ blog !
zzZ is our brand new project, it is all about search & book a hotel on iPhone. zzZ includes more than 75000 hotels worldwide, in 12000 destinations, across 75 countries and, will be available for free on the appStore.
What make zzZ different from other apps ?
- zzZ offer a new way of browsing hotels… someting “more visual”…
- zzZ is built in “landscape” mode like a video game.
- zzZ offers all infos about the hotel (not only a short summary), plus pictures & built-in Gmaps.
- zzZ has a fully integrated reservation process (no redirection on webpage)
- zzZ’s team has already a terrific features list for next releases. That’s just the begining!
Who are we ?
We are “Proxima”, a young company working under the sun of south of France. We develop our own web & mobile projects mostly in the e-tourism business. zzZ is our first application for iPhone, so we are really excited about it and hope people will find it useful !
Why such a crazy name for a hotel booking app ?
To tell you the truth, we quite hesitated about this name but we just fell in love with it. Short, catchy, meaningful, “zzZ” was just perfect to us. Moreover, this onomatopoeia describing the sound produce by sleeping people, is understand in most of the world! Quite a good point for an application that aim to be used worldwide. We hope so !
But how to pronounce “zzZ” ?
Even for us, it is still a mistery. Everybody have his own way, there is just … no rules !