Today, the new search function on closed source Sharetribe was released. Will this be available for the open sourced sharetribe as well ?
From the announcement:
Help your users find products or services near them.
Introducing location search and a much-improved keyword search
Great news: Sharetribe’s new search engine is now available for your marketplace! Whether your users want to search by keyword or by a location, the powerful new search will help all users.
The new location search will automatically suggest locations as users start typing, suggesting countries, cities, neighborhoods, zip codes or even street names. If you are using a map, it automatically moves and zooms to the right location based on your search query. The search is also a lot smarter: search results are no longer limited to the exact street or city address—results that are close by will also be shown. A big win for usability and discovery! When you use a list or grid view with location search, it will display all the listings from your marketplace and sort them based on the distance to the searched location.
Improved keyword search
Sharetribe’s keyword search has been completely revamped. In addition to being able to search based on provider name, search results are now sorted by relevancy. Finding exactly what you are looking for on your marketplace is now easier than ever!
Try them out!
Choose whether you want to use a keyword search or a location search as your default search method from your admin panel under Settings and Search preferences. You can also choose whether to show distances in miles or kilometers.