I love Booking.com. It’s my favorite travel reservation site.
I often book way more reservations than I’ll ever use. Sometimes I’m not sure I’ll actually be able to travel. Other times I’m not sure where the weather will be best. I love optionality.
But it’s hard to keep track of all the reservations I make. Specifically, when I can still cancel without a fee. Booking heavily markets “free cancellation” as a feature, but doesn’t want to incentivize cancellations.
I searched around for apps that might scan your gmail or connect to Booking.com and notify you. But I couldn’t find anything. This is just like when I struggled to get notified if my solar power system was down. So I built a tiny app that solves this problem.
This was pretty simple once I figured out the object model. Fewer than 100 lines of code and I’m all set. I put the project up on GitHub if anyone wants to use it or improve it.
The next step would be to create a hosted app, but it’s easy enough to set up on your own. See the README.