We asked MyDomos founder, Benedetto Morici, about building an app that allows users to book tours with owners of private historic homes that are normally closed to the public. Benedetto has a background in architecture and historic preservation. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform enables him to build any web app, interact with users and make corrections without writing a line of code.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
MyDomos is the first marketplace where you can book tours with owners of private historic homes that are usually closed to the public.
It is a solution that allows the owners to host a tour occasionally and earn income to maintain the property without the constraints of opening on a regular basis like a museum.
It is a human experience, not just a standard guided tour of a museum. The owners show the visitors around their homes, tell a story, share their passion and intimate knowledge of the place, as they would be old friends.
How does your app work?
MyDomos is a two-sided marketplace providing services to two different groups of users: the owners and the visitors.
The owners willing to open their house to visitors can sign up to the platform for free in a few steps. They will be assisted by our team in completing their profile and describing the features of their house and the tour they are proposing. They can list a tour for a small group or just for 2 persons, at a date and time of their chose.
The visitors looking for a tour can easily see the tour available for booking on the home or the search page. Once they find the tour of their choice, they can sign up and complete the reservation with an integrated Stripe payment system. A confirmation email will provide the receipt of the transaction and all the details to reach the venue.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I have a background in architecture and historic preservation. When I decided to found MyDomos I started following the French no-code movement and created my very first landing page with Bubble last summer. After that I started following the tutorials, joined the community and literally fell in love with Bubble!
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
I chose to build my app on Bubble because it is such a powerful and versatile tool. With Bubble, you can build whatever you want, interact with users and make corrections so quickly without writing a line of code.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
We managed to acquire the first three clients willing to open their houses and launch the MVP last December. The first tours were fully booked in a very few days, people really love the concept!
What are your future plans for your app?
We are planning to add more listings in the Paris area in the next months and then secure funding in order to develop the concept in France and internationally.
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