Sharetribe Flex Roadmap (last updated May 15th, 2020)

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  • Developer tools

April 12th: New Flex documentation site

This improvement added a search, a sidebar for easier navigation, and a new tutorial for those just getting started. See https://www.sharetribe.com/docs/

  • Search

March 26th: Filter search by time-based availability

It's now possible to filter the search by time-based availability. You can return either listings that are available for the entire provided time range, those that have at least some availability within the provided range, and those that have at least slot of specified slot available for a specified range. [Read the newsletter](https://us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=216d0e80594e1726eb9992b9b&id=843c2316b3)

Marketplace API
Flex Template Web
  • Managing

Feb 20th 2020: Limited "log in as a user"

As an admin, you can now log in as a user of a marketplace, and edit their profile and listing information on their behalf. Read the newsletter

Console
Flex Template Web
Marketplace API
  • Connectivity

Jan 30th 2020: Integration API release 2

The second major release of Integration API allows you to edit users and listings programmatically. This allows integrations to solutions third party identity verification, subsription billing systems for paid memberships, and more. Read the newsletter

Integration API

Q2 2020 (preliminary plan)

  • Transaction process

Flexible pricing and commission engine

Today there are certain limitations in the way you can calculate the commission in a Flex marketplace. As an example, you can't design a commission that would be taken out of only a part of the total of the transaction, or a commission that would depend on the number of booked dates. It's also tedious to manage multiple different levels of commissions for different users or categories. The current custom pricing engine also has certain vulnerabilities. This improvement introduces a new, flexible pricing and commission engine, that offers a secure way for you to have any type of pricing and commission structure you want in your marketplace.
Marketplace API
  • Managing

Filter and sort users, listings and transactions in Console

Today the only way to do searches in Flex Console is by free keyword. This doesn't help if you want to know what has happened lately or what is pending your action. In those cases, it's better to filter or sort the content. This feature will allow you to filter users, listings and transactions to more efficiently find what you're looking for.

Console
  • Developer tools

Streamlined way to add and edit search filters

In the current Flex Templates for Web, adding, removing or editing listing filters has certain complexity. This improvement will streamline the process and make it a lot faster to edit the filters and add new ones.

Flex Template Web

2020 focus areas (unprioritized)

  • Managing

Focus area 1: professional management experience

Today, Flex Console offers the basic minimum features needed to manage your marketplace. In 2020, it will get a lot more power. You will be able to quickly see an overview of what's happening, search and filter user-generated content, and manipulate data with ease.
Console
  • Transaction process
  • Search

Focus area 2: more powerful marketplace API

In 2020, Flex Marketplace API will see lots of improvements in the areas where it still has gaps, including things like better options for sorting listings when searching, and a better ability to deal with transaction processes with multiple bookings, payments or refunds. 

Integration API
  • Developer tools

Focus area 3: delightful building experience

Building experience refers to the entire cycle from evaluating Flex as a product, to building and launching your first marketplace version, to running and operating the system in production and to continuously experimenting with and adapting the platform. This focus area touches everything from improving developer tooling for monitoring API activity to easier onboarding to better documentation and tutorials.

Console
  • Connectivity

Focus area 4: easier integrations

In 2020, it will become a lot easier to build third party integrations to Flex. You will be able to build a wide variety of integrations, including things like custom notifications, third-party payment systems and social logins.

Marketplace API