Sharetribe Flex Roadmap (last updated October 4th, 2019)

Now (we're working on this)

  • Transaction process

Editing the transaction process

With a tool for editing the transaction process, a marketplace operator will be able to edit all automated notifications, transitions, and actions in their transaction process (or processes).

Marketplace API
Console
  • Availability

Support for time-based availability in Flex Template for Web

Flex Template for Web currently features calendar components for day-based availability. This feature will introduce calendar components that use time-based availability and allow booking on an hourly level.

Flex Template Web

Next (will likely start in 0-2 months)

  • Transaction process

Listing and transaction extended data available in transaction emails

Sometimes it would be helpful to add data stored in a listing's public data or transaction protected data to the email templates. An example of this is showing the exact address of the listing in a reminder email. This feature makes listing and transaction extended data available in transaction-related email templates.

Marketplace API
  • Connectivity

Triggering third-party events

With this feature, a specific point in the transaction can trigger an event in third-party code. This means, for instance, that a new booking request produces an SMS notification to the provider, or that doors to a rental car are automatically opened when a booking is confirmed.

Marketplace API

Later (no timeline estimate yet)

  • Connectivity

Manage API

Currently users, listings, transactions and reviews can be created and edited via the Marketplace API only when you're authenticated as a customer or a provider. Manage API will allow you to manipulate this data by authenticating as the marketplace operator. This enables automating many third party integrations (like user verification or syncing data with third party calendars) and gives marketplace operators more control over their data.

Manage API
  • Connectivity

Support for social logins and single sign-on

Right now Flex requires all users to sign up with email and password. This improvement adds the ability to build alternative logins, like social logins (Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, etc), or building a single sign-on that allows the user to use same credentials for Flex and for your own custom backend.

Marketplace API
  • Search

Filter search by time-based availability

Today it's possible to filter listings that used day-based availability. However, this search doesn't return listings that use time-based (hourly) availaibility. This feature adds support for filtering the search to include listings that use time-based availability.

Marketplace API
Flex Template Web
  • Search

Filter search by seats

This feature allows the customers to filter the listing search by the number of seats that are available in the given time range. For instance, if the marketplace is about booking tickets to workshops, they could do a search that finds only workshops that have at least 4 seats available during a given week.

Flex Template Web
Marketplace API