We first brought you news on Hotel Tonight last month, an app which lets you book same-day hotel rooms for up to 70% less in more than thirty cities across the US, including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Washington DC. And today, itâ€™s rolling out a version optimized specifically for iPad.
To give you a quick recap of how the app works, each day at noon, Hotel Tonight offers same-day hotel deals in a variety of categories from Basic and Hip to Luxe. All hotels are personally vetted by Hotel Tonight staff and rooms can be booked until 2am in each destinationâ€™s time-zone.
Hotel Tonightâ€™s latest incarnation includes higher resolution images, optimized for the Retina display on the new iPad, and hotel profiles featuring an infinitely scrolling collage user interface.
Itâ€™s certainly a nice interface, and does a good job of translating its smartphone offering to the big screen, despite it seemingly being a little rushed.
â€śWe had high ambitions for this app, including a fully custom UI, and only a short amount of time to turn our idea into a masterpiece,â€ť saysÂ Ray Lillywhite, Lead iOS Developer at Hotel Tonight. â€śNeedless to say it was all hands on deck. We began building in mid-December and worked many late nights, consumed more caffeine and take-out than usual, in order to get every detail right in due time. Weâ€™re thrilled to see this project come to fruition and couldnâ€™t be happier with the results.â€ť
If you donâ€™t have an iPad, you can still use the smaller-screen iOS version, whilst its Android version is really sweet too. â€śWeâ€™re raising the bar for the iPad experience, similar to what we did on the iPhone, and we believe we have the best last-minute hotel booking iPad app on the market,â€ť adds Sam Shank, CEO of Hotel Tonight.