Index and Summary


Index and Summary

Villa Secrets Business Development & Software Framework
For Cape Town Luxury

By Nick Ray Ball 14th March 2016

Presented in meticulous detail over 19 pages, including many videos on specifics. However for speedy reading each page has as a headline and a short description, as seen below.

From CEO to Systems Architect

Nick Ray Ball - From CEO to Systems Architect

Nick Ray Ball – From CEO to System Architect.

By Krissy Cabrera 11th March 2016

Born in Belgravia, London in 1971, worked as a programmer and web designer until 2002, when he became CEO and marketer of Cape In 2011 Nick Ray retired to focus full time on the design for Software & Systems that would improve the business.

The combination of his experiences make him uniquely qualified to build a next generation software system for the Vacation Rental industry.

Nick Ray Ball was Born in Belgravia, London in 1971, worked as a Cubase  programmer until 1999 when he swooped to Web Design & Development. Nick Ray has Experience in: System Architecture, Villa Rentals & Marketing, alongside creating a stellar network hypothesis.

Nick Ray Ball – 34 Years of Code

Nick Ray Ball - 34 Years of Code

Nick Ray Ball – 34 years of code.

Nick Ray Ball – Web Designer, Developer & Systems Architect

By Krissy Cabrera 11th March 2016

First programmed code at age 11. Develops world’s first Flash Virtual Tour in 2002. Started System Architecture on the S-World & Villa Secrets Software Framework in 2011


  • Born in Belgravia, Westminster, London in 1971
  • First programmed code at age 11 using a ZX Spectrum to play ‘Happy Birthday’ for his mother
  • Purchased music sequencing computer in 1987 spent 5 years learning then mastering the music networks and sequencing software.
  • 1992 to 1999 worked professionally as a CuBass music network programmer, over 30 commercial releases, founded two record companies. Nick’s penultimate release was UK Radio 1 single of the week and featured on the FIFA 2000 computer game. Nick’s last solo release went straight to No1 in DJ MAG Chart.
  • 1999 swooped music for the web design and Desk Top Publishing
  • 1999 Visited Cape Town, bought apartment, decided to emigrate
  • 2000 Create Cape Go web design company, started to master the creation of a Virtual Tour using Macromedia Flash
  • 2001 became an avid reader of ‘Search Engine News’ and applied research to websites
  • 2002 Created world’s first Virtual Tour in Flash, 4 years before Google created their product Street View, and launched using the Technology and applied the SEO and created a disruptive start up
  • 2002 to 2004 Cape Villas makes more money that the web design company, so development focus becomes Cape Villas.
  • 2005 Cape Villas creates Property Management System and leads the market for the next five years
  • In 2008 Nick Ray Ball designs and created the Cape Villas magazine purely in Photoshop. 22,000 were distributed with Conde Nast Traveller and it was a great success all round. This began the concept of creating an online magazine a process that was started in February 2016.