I’ve decided to write a simple (yeah, right) WordPress plugin as a warmup for the heavy lifting to come. (Also because I’ve never written a WordPress plugin before.)
It’s aimed at people who run small accommodation services like bed & breakfasts. The idea is that it will let them set up a number of accommodation “resources”, each with their price/capacity/facilities/etc, and that each of these can be booked via an interface to Google Calendar.
If it goes well I might look at integrating PayPal for deposit payments and so forth, but for the time being I want to focus on making the availability & booking part as slick as possible.
More in due course I hope!