How to create a site like Trivago?

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trivago: search & compare hotel prices from 307+ booking sites

How to create a site like trivago? What tools I need? Where to learn?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Step One: Make sure you have a multi-million-dollar budget for an enormous TV ad campaign, so that you can try to sway people from market leaders like Kayak, or at least maybe get them to remember your name... maybe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
    Originally Posted by PassiveIncomes View Post

    trivago: search & compare hotel prices from 307+ booking sites

    How to create a site like trivago? What tools I need? Where to learn?
    This site was not created by just one person.

    In any case, if you want to create a site like Trivago, using the same tools they used, you need to learn:
    • PHP
    • Backbone.js which is a JavaScript framework with a RESTful JSON interface
    • Underscore.js
    • jQuery
    This should keep you busy for a while.
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    • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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      Originally Posted by Joe Ray View Post

      This site was not created by just one person.

      In any case, if you want to create a site like Trivago, using the same tools they used, you need to learn:
      • PHP
      • Backbone.js which is a JavaScript framework with a RESTful JSON interface
      • Underscore.js
      • jQuery
      This should keep you busy for a while.
      Or may be for so long that you forget about trivago
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      • Profile picture of the author apsarasisodia
        Originally Posted by chyan007 View Post

        Or may be for so long that you forget about trivago
        LOL... you should not demotivate a person..

        Nothing is impossible.. Keep learning and practice coding. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook on his own. Why can't you do something like that? You Can.
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        • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
          Originally Posted by apsarasisodia View Post

          Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook on his own.
          On his own, huh? So who are the other 12k people who work there?
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        • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
          Originally Posted by apsarasisodia View Post

          LOL... you should not demotivate a person..

          Nothing is impossible.. Keep learning and practice coding. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook on his own. Why can't you do something like that? You Can.
          Ummm, no. He didn't.
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    • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
      Originally Posted by Joe Ray View Post

      This site was not created by just one person.

      In any case, if you want to create a site like Trivago, using the same tools they used, you need to learn:
      • PHP
      • Backbone.js which is a JavaScript framework with a RESTful JSON interface
      • Underscore.js
      • jQuery
      This should keep you busy for a while.
      How do I start? So I need to build a HTML template to start? Without using CMS like Wordpress?
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by PassiveIncomes View Post

        Without using CMS like Wordpress?
        Urm... please take it as a given that you're not going to get very far toward your goal with a CMS.
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        • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
          Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

          Urm... please take it as a given that you're not going to get very far toward your goal with a CMS.
          Do I start with dreamweaver and code with HTML?
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          • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
            Originally Posted by PassiveIncomes View Post

            Do I start with dreamweaver and code with HTML?
            If you're truly serious, talk to a real software development team, and expect to pay tens-to-hundreds of thousands of dollars. I might consider the job, myself, except I'm already way overbooked.
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            • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
              Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

              If you're truly serious, talk to a real software development team, and expect to pay tens-to-hundreds of thousands of dollars. I might consider the job, myself, except I'm already way overbooked.
              I building similar like of website, is dreamweaver enough to build ?
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              • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
                Originally Posted by PassiveIncomes View Post

                I building similar like of website, is dreamweaver enough to build ?
                With all due respect, Sir, you're simply not getting it. Several of us here are all saying the exact same thing: What you propose is a seriously large undertaking, and you keep coming back asking if your kid's pack of tinkertoys is going to be enough to build that skyscraper. If you're not willing to pay a development team that can do this for you for five or six figures, you have a very steep learning curve ahead of you. You can start with this manual:
                MySQL :: MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
        Originally Posted by PassiveIncomes View Post

        How do I start? So I need to build a HTML template to start? Without using CMS like Wordpress?
        You should start by learning html/css. Html/css is very easy so you can learn it fast but in the same time start learning a back-end language like Python, Ruby, or PHP. Unlike html, this is not easy. It will take time.

        If you keep learning and practicing 2 - 3 hours a day everyday for about 2 years you will be pretty good at it but that still doesn't mean that you will just sit down at your computer and build a site like Trivago all by yourself.

        In any case, start learning and see if you like programming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerry Brophy
    Originally Posted by PassiveIncomes View Post

    trivago: search & compare hotel prices from 307+ booking sites

    How to create a site like trivago? What tools I need? Where to learn?
    Trivago are a worldwide organisation. If you are serious about breaking into this business I would start with a local version and work from there. If you are not technical spend your time learning how to build a wireframe of your website and app and outsource the building of both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Springy
    For sure this is high quality website it's not some cheap fiverr quality. I'm not sure how much would that cost, but for sure it's expensive.

    Keep in mind "The site compares prices for over 730,700 hotels from more than 200 booking sites, such as Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com and Priceline.com"
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    • Profile picture of the author mark112
      Well, I always believe that everything is possible. So, I won't discourage you or tell you that you can't do it! Where there is a will there is a way. But you must really judge your motive for doing this.

      Find out why you want to do this and what difference you want to make that they are not already making.

      It is hard! But not impossible! so here are the only two options you have!

      1. You must really be darn good at programming to achieve your goal if you want to do it yourself. You can devout this year to learning programming, take courses from Code.org, code academy, Udemy, CS50 etc. respectively.

      While doing this, keep working on it! You can look for partner or Co-founder if you really believe in this project

      2. You can find a good programmer to code it up for you! or software firm. Or you can just start small and like someone suggested above, target your local community!

      One thing you must know is you should start small and know that there will definitely be failures.
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  • Profile picture of the author geekcodecreative
    I would suggest you go to a website like codecademy.com and learn the code (if you don't already know it). From there, you can build any site you want!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChenOldman
    To be sure to let you understand:
    using CMS and HTML compared to learning any dynamic programming language is like opening a can of beans compared to be a restaurant chef.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by ChenOldman View Post

      To be sure to let you understand:
      using CMS and HTML compared to learning any dynamic programming language is like opening a can of beans compared to be a restaurant chef.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hubertissick
    It is not an easier task. You must have to get a guide for creating a good site.

    You can use Wordpress guide for the best positive results.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by Hubertissick View Post

      It is not an easier task. You must have to get a guide for creating a good site.

      You can use Wordpress guide for the best positive results.
      Los Angeles, huh?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
      Originally Posted by Hubertissick View Post

      It is not an easier task. You must have to get a guide for creating a good site.

      You can use Wordpress guide for the best positive results.
      This is kind of surreal...
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      You could build a site with the kind of functionality yourself. The technical part is not impossible at all. However as others have pointed out it s not practical because of the competition and you need more than programming (Agreements with other hotels and how to get paid, advertise etc.). That model of business is not a one man operation - Thats what makes it difficult and near impossible to compete with hotel sites like that. Plus by the time you have it done working solo the other sites would have improved by leaps and bounds.

      Plus you'd need a world class infrastructure behind you to handle load (if you ever got it).



      Originally Posted by Hubertissick View Post

      You can use Wordpress guide for the best positive results.
      Unfortunately on WF thats not such a far out idea because everyone swears on WP for any and everything. Its just absurd that people see no large major site running WP for services like that but think they are going to wire together some plugins and have a hit.
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  • Profile picture of the author rimon17
    hey you can easily make a site like trivago.there are a lot of learing source in internet now a days.just use googe and see all the related videos from youtube and other sites.and also you can get help for making website by diring freelancer from marketplace.just contace with a freelancer i think you will get the best solution.i can suggest you fiverr for diring a freelancer easily with only5$.you can hire many freelancer like him-- http://tinyurl.com/h3c3zhf
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by rimon17 View Post

      hey you can easily make a site like trivago.there are a lot of learing source in internet now a days.just use googe and see all the related videos from youtube and other sites.and also you can get help for making website by diring freelancer from marketplace.just contace with a freelancer i think you will get the best solution.i can suggest you fiverr for diring a freelancer easily with only5$.you can hire many freelancer like him-- (link removed)
      Five bucks, huh? I'll bet you've already done this three times this morning, alone. You must be a millionaire many times over!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
      Originally Posted by rimon17 View Post

      hey you can easily make a site like trivago.there are a lot of learing source in internet now a days.just use googe and see all the related videos from youtube and other sites.and also you can get help for making website by diring freelancer from marketplace.just contace with a freelancer i think you will get the best solution.i can suggest you fiverr for diring a freelancer easily with only5$.you can hire many freelancer like him-- http://tinyurl.com/h3c3zhf
      This is an other totally surreal post...what is going on? Hiring someone on Fiverr to build a site like Trivago? I hope this post will be removed soon. I somehow don't think you're allowed to post a URL to promote your self here like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author arvindsingh00
    You only have to set your Mind to create a Booking Engine, with little bit knowledge of Coding can help you to start developing a website like your expected one.....

    You can find a similar website Luxury Hotels Group with approx same features like Trivago..Do little R&D for several Booking Website help you alot...
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  • Profile picture of the author bonvideo
    I suggest you hire a freelance programmer and design the site from scratch buying ready made scripts will give ZERO value to your future Venture. If you want to be the next Trivago, start fresh new.
    Simple as that!
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  • Profile picture of the author zozoreview
    You can learn code and create it.You also hire web developer write it
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