Sharetribe Flex Roadmap (last updated Aug 21st, 2020)

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  • Managing

July 7th: Filter and sort users, listings and transactions in Console

This feature allows you to filter users, listings and transactions to more efficiently find what you're looking for. Read the newsletter

Console
  • Transaction process

July 2nd: Flexible pricing and commission engine

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. Read the newsletter

Marketplace API
  • Developer tools

June 17th: Streamlined way to add and edit search filters

This improvement streamlines the process of making changes to FTW filters and make it a lot faster to edit the filters and add new ones. Read the newsletter

Flex Template Web
  • Managing

May 12th: Improved search experience in Console

The Console keywored search makes it easy to find users by their name or email and listings by their title and description from Console. Read the newsletter

Console
  • Managing

April 14th: More management options in Console

Lots of new management and moderation capabilities: delete users, listings and reviews, directly from Console, edit reviews, edit the email address of a user, manually verify the email address of a user. Read the newsletter

Console
  • 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: Sort search results

This improvement adds the possibility to sort listings by creation date, price, and public and metadata, which allow a variety of different sorting options. Read the newsletter

Flex Template Web
Marketplace API
  • 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

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

Q3 2020 (preliminary plan)

  • Managing

Manage admin users in Console

Currently new admin users can only be added and removed by contacting Sharetribe team. This improvement adds a way to manage admin users in Console.

Console
  • Connectivity

Social logins: Facebook and Google

Currently there's no built-in support for social logins in Flex. This improvement adds built-in support for Facebook Connect and Google Connect to Flex API and FTW. Future updates will include the ability for you to add support for any social login or doing a single sign-on to any third party system.

Flex Template Web
Marketplace API

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