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Step 1: Define your database structure
Start by setting up a database that will hold the information related to your vehicle rental booking system. In Bubble, this involves creating custom data types and fields.
Data Type: Vehicle
Data Type: Booking
- Vehicle (Vehicle)
- Customer (User)
- Start Date (date)
- End Date (date)
- Total Price (number)
- Status (text, with options like 'Confirmed', 'Pending', or 'Cancelled')
Each vehicle listing will have details such as make, model, and price per day. Every booking will reference the Vehicle and the Customer who has booked it.
Step 2: Create user interface elements
Create pages and elements in Bubble that will allow users to interact with your system.
Include a search functionality where users can search for vehicles by make, model, or availability dates.
Create a detailed page for each vehicle where users can view more about the car and proceed to book it.
This is where the user can choose their rental dates and see the total price before proceeding to checkout.
Step 3: Set up the logic for vehicle availability
Use Bubble's workflows to handle the logic that checks vehicle availability. Make sure the system only allows booking when the vehicle is not already booked for the chosen dates.
Step 4: Implement the booking process
Create a series of workflows that handle the booking process:
Step 5: Manage user authentication
Use Bubble's built-in user authentication system to:
Step 6: Notifications and reminders
Set up automated notifications for:
Step 7: Deployment and testing
Before launching your booking system, thoroughly test all the workflows and the user interface for bugs and usability issues. Once everything is functioning correctly, deploy your app live on Bubble for users to access.
Remember that building an app in Bubble involves iterative cycles of designing, developing, and testing to ensure a smooth user experience. Use Bubble's rich community forums and resources when you need guidance or troubleshooting.
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