What's new in Plaace
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What's new in Plaace

Here you'll find an overview of all the latest updates to the Plaace platform

We'd love to hear from you! Our roadmap is based on requests, feedback and user testing to make sure we're building the right product for our customers. Use the πŸ’‘ button in the Plaace platform to submit a request, or email us at contact@plaace.co

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Jun 10, 2022

New features

🌟 Plaace Fit score: check how well an area fits your concept

The Plaace Fit score is an assessment of how good an area fits for a retail store or restaurant concept, and it’s based on characteristics like demographics, movement patterns and the competitive situation. The fit score works as an extra data-driven input when assessing new expansion areas.

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The beta version of Plaace Fit score is available to a few selected customers with a paid tenant subscription. Reach out to us to upgrade or learn more.

🌟 Save custom drawn areas directly to your concept profile

You can now also save custom drawn areas as areas of interest directly on your concept profile

Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Current tenants in Mall profiles are now sorted by highest turnover

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🐞 Average revenue per concept location was not showing for a period

🐞 The Market gap chart wasn’t available for a few areas

May 25, 2022

New features

🌟 Save an area directly to your concept profile

While exploring hubs or custom drawn areas you can now save them as an area of interest that is visible on your concept profile. These expansion areas of interest are available to property managers and are key in terms of being contacted by property managers, and possibly finding a match even before spaces are listed on the market

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🌟 Spaces that are β€œavailable soon” also listed in area profiles

For tenants exploring areas, we display which spaces are for rent. Now we also include spaces that will be available for rent soon

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Navigate to areas from visitors’ origin map

We’re getting a lot of positive feedback on the visitors’ origin map, now it will also be possible to go to any of the origin areas and look at e.g. the demography

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🎨 Clicking on a concept location in table will open location tooltip in map

This makes it easier to quickly find the exact location when the concept has many locations in the same area

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🎨 Better guiding when adding photos to space profiles

There was a limit of uploading 10 photos at a time, and not good enough guiding for the user when exceeding the max photo size or number of photos. It’s now possible to upload more photos at once, and we’ll let you know if one of your pictures is too large. We also show a loading icon while we upload all the photos. This will soon be implemented for property and concept profiles too.

🎨 Displaying space size and floor when added by tenants

For concepts, it’s possible to add space size and floor to both existing locations and new locations

🐞 It wasn’t possible to save new expansion areas for collaborators

With the new improvements to this whole feature, we have also resolved any related bugs. Let us know if we can help to add expansion areas you are interested in

🐞 If an area was very small, some insights didn’t display correctly

🐞 Adding new concept locations was unavailable for a few hours

With this bug fix, we have also improved some of the logic and performance of the concept locations, enabling more functionality in the future as well

May 6, 2022

New features

🌟 Key insights on all space profiles

Each space profile made with Plaace automatically gets a summary of the area it’s located in, regardless of whether the space is for rent or off-market.

The area summary will be visible to anyone with the link, which can be shared externally in emails or via e.g. Facebook and Linkedin. When the viewer logs in they can see contact info and more insights about the space and area.

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🌟 Key insights on all area profiles

All area profiles now have a summary of key insights, available even before creating a Plaace user. This makes it easier to share areas you are interested in with different stakeholders. Some areas in Norway are also promoted on the Plaace homepage

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🌟 Visitors´ origin extended to top 50 areas

We launched the top 10 areas where visitors live or work a few weeks back and the customer feedback has been great! This has now been extended to top 50 areas, which gives an even better view of the potential customer base.

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🌟 Area profiles on mobile

The area profiles with charts and tables for competitive situation, spending, movement and demographics are now also available on mobile

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🌟 See where tenants want to expand to, also from the area profile

For property managers, the area profiles gives a list of tenants that are interested in this area as a possible site expansion. Now it’s also possible to see the exact area drawn by the concept in the map. This feature is available with a paid subscription

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 The x to close tooltips was not completely centered

Not a critical bug, but several of you noticed. Now that it’s fixed, you can focus your attention on more juicy insights!

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🐞 The button to add new expansion areas was missing for a while

Get in touch if you want help with adding or editing areas you are considering as part of your expansion strategy

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🐞 Outline of selected areas was not visible in area profile map

🐞 Area profile would reset to summary tab when going to a new area

🐞 It was not possible to edit text format in space description

🐞 For a brief period, was not possible to save hubs as favourites

🐞 BankAxept data was not updated daily on a few instances

This has been fixed quickly when reported by users, and we are also working with the data partner to increase stability with a larger update. In the meantime we appreciate feedback from our users if it should happen again.

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Apr 27, 2022

New features

🌟 All the Plaace commercial hubs have now gotten names!

We have down some automagic work and given names to all the commercial hubs. If you have suggestion for better names in a hub close to your heart, please send a suggestion our way via the chat or theπŸ’‘Β when you’re logged in

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🌟 Download data from charts and tables on concept and property profiles

We introduced download for charts in area profiles last month, and now you can also find the download button for charts and tables on concept and property profiles.

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🌟 Charts and tables on concept and property profiles available in mobile version

We’re gradually going through our product and making sure it also works well in the mobile browser. Now we’ve finished concept and property profiles. Next up are the area profile insights!

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🌟 Movement data for Q1 2022

Movement data for first quarter of 2022 has been added to all charts and areas

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🌟 Historical revenue in mall profiles

Historical concept turnover for all tenants of a mall, split by category of concepts.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 More relevant insights for new malls

If a mall didn’t exist yet in 2020, some of the key insights showed as empty. Now we have a dynamic rule that displays the most relevant year per mall, e.g. at LΓΈren Torg

🐞 For some spending charts, the data had not been updated since April 10

This was due to some area definitions changing, and it ended up affecting all areas. We’ve made the update smarter, the daily update is back on track again and the missing days have been added

🐞 Previously sketched area kept reappearing when switching to other area types

This was quite annoying, so we fixed it!

🐞 Map was sometimes stuck in Oslo

When looking at areas elsewhere in Norway, the maps would sometimes show in Oslo instead of the selected area. This should now be fixed!

🐞 Wasn’t possible to add some concepts to favourite lists directly from the profile

You can make favourite list of anything in the platform, whether potential spaces, interesting concepts or areas. This functionality was missing from some concept profiles, and it’s been fixed

🐞 It was sometimes not possible to change year in locations table for unclaimed concepts

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Apr 11, 2022

New features

🌟 Plaace areas profiles available to everyone

Now it’s possible to explore the areas without creating a user first, either directly from a google search, the Plaace homepage, or if someone shares the link to an area. Stay tuned as we’ll soon introduce some more area insights for everyone!

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Improvements and bug fixes

🐞 Key insights on properties not available to users on paid plan

We had an issue where only collaborators on a property could see key insights like total turnover and number of visits to neighbouring area, this is now fixed and available to all users with paid subscription

🐞 Some links between properties and spaces were outdated

This is now working, and we’ve also implemented a fix to avoid similar issues in the future.

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Q1 2022
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Mar 28, 2022

New features

🌟 Where visitors live or work

We are really excited to introduce a new insights based on the Telia movement data. For any area in Norway, you can see top 10 home areas of people visiting an area, also known as the catchment area. It's based on actual movement data, and not just theoretical travel time by walking or driving.

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This is available to users on the paid plan, reach out to contact@plaace.co if you’d like a demo, or would like to upgrade your subscription directly.

🌟 Download data from all the charts

We introduced download for Monthly spending earlier this month, and now it’s also available for all charts and tables in area profiles like spending, movement, competitive situation and neighbourhood. This is available to users on the paid plan.

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🌟 Data available for more granular areas

The smallest available statistical units in Norway, the β€œgrunnkrets” (base areas) tend to be smaller in more populated areas, which gives a more granular view of data and insights. They are used in the new movement chart to display where visitors live or work, and they’re also available in the boroughs view

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 The list of spaces is now sorted by last created on top

The sorting by creation date in β€œFind spaces” disappeared for a while, but has now been re-introduced. Based on feedback from users, β€œFind spaces” is now automatically filtered to only show spaces that are available β€œFor rent” or β€œAvailable soon”. It’s still possible to change the filter to see occupied spaces.

🎨 More areas are now available with spending data

For areas that have changed municipality definition over the years, like Asker, we did not manage to display spending data, and were instead just showing data for Norway. This is now being handled dynamically over time for all types of areas

🎨 Some desktop features looked a bit weird for brief periods of time

As we’ve worked on making some features more mobile friendly, it has on a few occasions messed up the layout on desktop. We are continuously improving both desktop and mobile

🐞 Some charts and tables had old β€œupdated” dates

The data and content itself was up to date, but the last updated function did not work correctly, and showed e.g. β€œUpdated: April 1, 2001". This has now been fixed

🐞 Space profiles were unavailable for a brief period

This was reported by a user and we immediately fixed it

🐞 Some charts showed 2022 instead of 2021 in the timeline

🐞 Bug in first version of download data from charts

When we launched download of data from charts, there was a mix in order of magnitude of some numbers in a few of the charts. This was quickly corrected and affected users were notified directly.

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Mar 11, 2022

New features

🌟 Download data from Monthly spending chart

For users on the paid plan, it’s now possible to download data from the Monthly spending chart, either as .xlsx or .csv. Let us know what you think, and while you try it out, we’ll also add this functionality to all the other charts and tables.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 A part of the pictures didn’t show in the tooltips

Now it’s easier to scroll through the pictures directly from the maps

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🎨 Spacing for descriptions

There were some issues with making paragraphs in the descriptions, all fixed now!

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🐞 For a while, it wasn’t possible to scroll down and use all the filters when looking for spaces

🐞 When searching for an area, the search box was behind the buttons

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Mar 4, 2022

New features

🌟 Daily card transactions for Fredrikstad city centre

In collaboration with Fredrikstad NΓ¦ringsforening, we’ve defined a city centre for Fredrikstad with daily updated card transaction data. We will be defining city centres in other large cities as well, stay tuned!

🌟 More of the Plaace platform is now mobile friendly 🧑

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🌟 Property profiles with more info

Yearly revenue, the yearly split in revenue between chains and independent concepts, and average daily visits to the area. More insights to come, we are really excited about soon launching a view of where visitors are travelling from!

🌟 Add any type of profile to your favourite lists

Now it’s also possible to add all the auto-generated profiles in the Plaace platform, even if the profile has not been actively claimed and updated by the business owner yet.

🌟 Embed a profile on your webpage

Here’s an example of using the embed functionality on Notion. It will display the public version of a profile, but the user has to sign up to see contact information and more details.

🎨 Vulkan added as a mall

Vulkan has been added as a mall. Let us know if you miss some malls in the Plaace platform

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Jan 28, 2022

New features

🌟 Filters and map zoom stays the same for Area Insights

As you explore different areas, and navigate between pages, we will now remember the map setting and other filters you’ve turned on during your visit. This was based on feedback from several of our frequent users, and should make exploring much smoother!

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🌟 Add locations to your profile already when you sign them

Add a new location to the concept profile, including signing month and tentative opening month. This helps you better showcase the status of your expansion plans and keep track of your progress.

🌟 Add space size (m2) to your locations

Keep track of the space size of each of your locations. This also showcases to property managers what your current portfolio looks like.

🌟 Split of chains vs. independent concepts in malls

How many chains vs. independent concepts are present in a mall can indicate what type of profile and crowd the mall is addressing. That’s why we’ve included this chart not only on area profiles, but also directly on the mall profiles.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Total number of spaces is now shown in map

To make the performance as good as possible, we sometimes limit the number of items we show at once in the map. This was also applied to the cluster of spaces (the big orange circles), but unfortunately made it look like we had less spaces available in each city. This has now been changed to reflect all spaces.

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🎨 For tenants on free plan, spaces will now also show in the map

In an area profile, we always show the spaces for rent, but they were not reflected in the map. This is now available to all tenants

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🎨 Possible to change language while creating a new profile

Now it’s possible to change the language setting while you’re editing something, like creating a new space or concept. Before, this would reset the page and you would have to start over πŸ˜…

🎨 Search for facilities is no longer Case sensitive

If you searched for a facility with Capital letter, it wouldn’t show up as an alternative in the search result, but this is now fixed

🐞 Going into profiles from table only worked with cmd+click

Now, it will also work if you just click on a name in the table

🐞 Total population was not visible for a while

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🐞 It was not possible to add new locations to concept profiles

This has been fixed, and we’ve added some new improvements as well!

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Jan 14, 2022

Happy new year from team Plaace, we look forward to an exciting year!

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New features

🌟 Spaces for rent in the largest Norwegian cities

Several customers have already added available spaces in places outside of Oslo, but now we have good coverage in Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger and expect to see more activity from users in those regions.

🌟 Post a link to your space or concept and get name and picture included

When you post a link to your space or concept on certain places like Linkedin or Facebook it will automatically add the name and main picture. For some places, like Slack, it will also add part of the description.

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🌟 Historic spending data Trondheim and Bergen boroughs

We recently introduced spending data for boroughs in Trondheim and Bergen, and this now includes historic data from January 2019. Can you spot how the covid restrictions impacted the number of card transactions in Trondheim city centre?

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🌟 Movement data for Q4 2021 is available

The average visits for Q4 2021, and 2021 as a whole year are now available for users on the paid subscription.

Improvements and bug fixes

Tenant profiles

🎨 When entering a profile, it was not possible to use back button in browser, this has now been fixed

🎨 The default map view has been adjusted to Norway instead of Oslo

🎨 Click on a concept location in table and see geographical placement in map, the map also zooms into the specific location

🎨 The shortcut links in the summary section now correctly links to the relevant parts of the tenant profile

🎨 Grouped space status and availability

Both when creating and editing a space, we’ve moved the fields β€œspace status” and β€œavailability” next to each other and updated the date picker.

🎨 Space size is now possible up to 3000 m2

Both when creating a space, but also when searching for a space, we now allow space sizes up to 3000 m2.

🐞 Add company name to spaces and properties

This part was not working correctly, now it’s possible to add both company name and organisation number

🐞 Some users have experienced issues when adding a collaborator or changing contact info

🐞 Some of area profiles and location tables were linked to the year

We had a small hick-up as the year turned to 2022, and some parts of the platform were unavailable for a short time. It’s all fixed now!

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Q4 2021
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Dec 22, 2021

Happy holidays from the whole Plaace team! We are now on instagram, follow us for more updates! It’s been a really exciting year with lots of new features and improvements for the Plaace product 🌟

We’re looking forward to bringing you even more cool stuff in the new year 🎁🎁

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New features

🌟 Share profiles with people who are not Plaace users

You can now copy the url to your space or concept and share with others in emails, linkedin, facebook, etc. Others can see a preview of the profiles without having a Plaace account.

If you experience a lot of incoming requests about your space or concept, it can be good practice to first have them take a look at your Plaace profile, with the up-to-date details of what you’re looking for, and also ask them to make a Plaace profile describing what they are offering.

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🌟 Sign up to explore more about a space or concept

With a part of the profiles being open to the public, it lowers the threshold for more people to explore and understand what the market looks like. In order to see contact info and more details about your space or concept, they still have to create a user and log in.

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🌟 Property managers now have access to see all active tenants on the platform, and explore their concept profiles

Knowing that some spaces are kept off-market, it’s very valuable for tenants to communicate that they are actively expanding and looking for new spaces. At the same time as we are making a version of all profiles public, we’ve also updated the access for property managers on the free plan so they can see all tenants.

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🌟 Boroughs and heatmaps available in Trondheim and Bergen

We now have boroughs for Trondheim and Bergen, in addition to Oslo. This makes it possible to show certain info as heatmaps, e.g. age, population and income distribution. The boroughs and heatmaps are in addition to the smaller commercial hubs available all over Norway. By clicking into any of the areas, you can see more info, like neighbourhood, spending, competitive situation, etc.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Search for concepts and navigate to profiles also on free plan

One of the easiest ways to find a concept profile in the platform is to use the search or category drill down of concept composition in area profiles. This has only been available on the paid plan, but we've now made part of the info available and searchable for all users

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🎨 We added a tooltip to better show the split of categories in a mall

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Login and Microsoft account

🎨 We've made it possible to log in with same email as both Microsoft and Google account

🐞 Logging out of platform was not possible when using a Microsoft account

🐞 Fixed some issues with using Microsoft account on Edge browser

Other fixes

🎨 It's now possible to save any type of area to favourite lists, also boroughs and municipalities outside of Oslo

🎨 It's now possible to open any element in a new tab (right click or with keyboard shortcuts)

🐞 We fixed some issues with setting a team member as contact person on Properties

🐞 Users on the free plan could not see revenue information about their own concept

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Dec 6, 2021

New features

🌟 Save Hubs or Custom drawn areas in Favourite lists

This makes it possible to revisit previously drawn areas or make a longlist of areas to review. Remember that you can always invite others to view or edit Favourite lists with you, and collaborate on finding the right area, property, space or tenant.

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🌟 Spending data for smaller regions in Bergen and Trondheim municipalities

Our partner Vipps/BankAxept is now providing more geographically detailed card transaction data in these regions.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 More navigation options for the list of tenants in Properties

We went live with Properties (malls, buildings) a few weeks ago, but we have kept improving the profiles in parallel. The list of tenants can now be filtered by year, category and revenue is shown in the paid version. It's also possible to search by name

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🐞 Categories in some of the Neighbour charts were in wrong order

For the two charts "Distribution by age" and "Distribution by income", some of the categories were in the wrong order

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Nov 18, 2021

New features

🌟 Property profiles for all malls in Norway

We are live with property profiles! More than 600 mall profiles are available in Norway with the current tenant mix and revenue per tenant.

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🌟 Claim your property profile and list available spaces

Find your property, claim ownership and add more info like pictures, description and floor plan. You can also list any available spaces.

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🌟 Create a Property profile from scratch

Create profiles for individual buildings or a new project. You can link existing or new spaces to the property. You can also attach a pdf presentation, floor plan and link to any other resources.

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🌟 Historic movement data per visit type

See the development of average daily visits over time. In this area you can clearly see the Covid-19 effect, but also how the area is slowly recovering.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Collaborators can also invite others to edit a profile or favourite list

Previously, only owners of a profile could invite others to edit and collaborate. Now, everyone with edit access can invite additional people to collaborate on profiles or favourite lists.

🎨 Updated map on Space profiles to show which area it's located in

Regardless of where a space is located, it will show on the profile if it's close to a commercial hub, and viewers can click to learn more about the area.

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🎨 Edit the name of a Favourite list

A small change that will improve the user experience of lists. Now you can also edit the name. Make a list of your favourite profiles or areas, and share it with a colleague.

🎨 Weekly updated numbers from Prognosesenteret

The numbers in the platform are now automatically updated every week as we receive them from our partner. This allows for recently reported financial numbers to be included, or any other changes based on feedback.

🐞 Growth percentages were sometimes very high

We had a bug in the way we calculated growth percentages, and it could show as a very high number if e.g. it was the first year with revenue for a tenant.

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Nov 5, 2021

New features

🌟 Movement data per visit type, day of week and historic overview

We've provided some more details to the movement charts and you now have the ability to drill down into movement by type at home, at work or visiting. You can also select which time period to see the data for, either quarterly or yearly basis. For the busiest hours chart, you can also select day of the week.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Zoom buttons in area insights are more accessible

A user made us aware that the zoom buttons in the area insights map were hidden behind a dialogue box, they have now been moved to the upper right hand corner for all of the maps.

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Oct 25, 2021

New features

🌟 View card spending by category in Norway and municipalities

Get a closer look at the data for either Retail, Dining & Experiences or Services. For the Norway and municipality charts, you can also drill down into 40+ detailed categories of card spending.

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🌟 Product tours for new users, or selected new features

When joining Plaace as a new user, you will not get a quick tour of how to get the most out of the product. As an existing users, we might sometimes give you a quick intro to new features. Let us know what you think!

Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Card transaction data is now updated daily

We've been working with our partner to improve this, and now the data should always be available the next day for all the spending charts! Did you know that yesterday, there was a total of ~3.1 million card transactions in the retail sector?

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Oct 12, 2021

New features

🌟 Claim a concept

Earlier this fall, we launched a really cool feature that auto-generates concept profiles with revenue information for some of the largest chains in Norway. Now it's possible to claim one of these profiles if you own it, and add custom info like pictures, contact info, expansion plans or other details. Go to an area and see if your company has a profile, and claim it now!

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🌟 Updated with 2020 data from Prognosesenteret

Financial reports are in for many of the concepts, and this is now reflected in the platform. In general, many numbers have changed from red and yellow (needs validation or estimates) to green (based on actual reported numbers).

🌟 Ability to change year for revenue data on concept profiles

We recently launched profiles for the largest chains in Norway, with info about revenue and number of employees per location, and the numbers were based on 2020 financial year. Now, it's possible to change the year for the locations table and see the detailed info for previous years as well.

🌟 Spaces for rent in each area

When exploring any area in Norway, tenants will now see a list of available spaces in that specific area. This works for custom drawn areas, as well as commercial hubs or boroughs.

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🐞 Not possible to access favourited items

Did you know that you can always save a space, concept or area in different lists and share with colleagues or partners? Accessing your lists was temporarily unavailable, but this is now back!

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🐞 Size filter was not working

Filtering spaces by size did not work for a while, this is now fixed!

🐞 Wandering logos For a while, it looked like the company logos for the homepage link were trying to escape, they are now all back in their plaace.

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Q3 2021
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Sep 23, 2021

New features

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🌟 Movement data is live!

Together with our partners in Telia, we have launched movement data as one of our area insights on the platform. You can draw a custom area, or select one of our hubs in Norway, and see distribution of people throughout the week and during the day. More detailed insights will be added this fall.

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🌟 See which concepts are looking to expand into an area

For each area you are exploring, see if there are any concepts that have listed it as an area they are actively considering for future expansion. This is available for property managers with the paid subscription plan.

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🌟 Revamp of the mini-cards that show a space or concept profile in the map

We've made it much easier to stay on the map and get a quick glance at many different things, check out the cool new design that highlights key information of each space or concept, and even lets you navigate through the pictures. For users on the paid version, each concept pin will also show the revenue information and number of employees.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Much better performance

Our development team has been doing a major improvement of the speed in the platform. One of my favourite improvements is the search function among the concepts with the highest revenue in an area, and going in and explore more info about a specific concept

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🐞 We couldn't always open our newly launched concept profiles with revenue info

Earlier in August, we launched a really cool feature that auto-generates concept profiles with revenue information for some of the largest chains in Norway. We were a bit quick to launch, and have since been working to smooth out some of the issues

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Aug 26, 2021

New features

🌟 Card transaction data outside of Oslo

We've been live with the BankAxept card transactions for Oslo since July, but now we also show data per municipality outside of Oslo. Did you know that people in Bergen tap their cards almost as many times on Fridays as Saturdays?

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🎨 Improved speed

We're always working to make the Plaace platform even better to use, this time we've worked to make the use of maps faster!

🎨 Internet sales has been removed from areas

Internet sales had sneaked into the area revenue, which skewed the picture a bit too much for some areas πŸ‘‹

🎨 Easier navigation to other areas

Check out this super smooth way to quickly navigate between different areas and insights!

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Aug 12, 2021

New features

🌟 Profiles and revenue data for the largest chains in Norway

See key info like revenue and number of employees per location, top cities, and average revenue per location. The profiles are generated based on publicly available data. This feature is part of the paid subscription plan.

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🌟 Search for concepts in Revenue table

Explore the top concepts by revenue in any area, and search for a specific concept by name. Click on a concept to see more information about the whole chain. This feature is part of the paid subscription plan.

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🌟 Help pages in Norwegian πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄

Get help with common interactions in the product, or read more about what data insights are included in the paid version. Check it out at https://info.plaace.co/

Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Showing contact person and not owner on the profiles

When updating the contact person for a concept or space, it will now also be reflected in the search results visible to other users.

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🐞 Not all spaces were consistently showing in the big area map

When zooming in or moving around in the map, the spaces in the map will update to show the relevant results. This sometimes led a few spaces to not be included, this is now fixed!

🐞 Spaces were no longer sorted by newly added

Spaces are automatically sorted by the most recently created ones. This feature was temporarily not working as intended.

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Jul 26, 2021

New features

🌟 Spending data from Vipps

The Vipps data represents ~75% of debit card transactions in physical stores in Norway (BankAxept). The graphs are updated weekly, and any changes in shopping patterns can be detected quickly. At the bottom of each area page, daily spending for all of Norway is visible. This chart is updated daily to show the last 30 days of card transactions. More detailed data for municipalities outside of Oslo will be available soon.

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🌟 2020 data available for Competitive situation

The actual and estimated revenue per business location is now available for 2020.

🌟 Market gap analysis

A market gap analysis per area is now available as part of the Competitive situation.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Stay on selected data tab when navigating between areas

We've added an improvement that lets you stay on the selected data tab when navigating between areas. This makes it easier to quickly compare the same analysis for different areas, whether it's the summary, competitive situation, spending or demography.

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🎨 Turn off areas

Sometimes you just want a cleaner work area, so we've made it possible to remove the hubs or boroughs from the map, in combination with the other filters like spaces and concepts.

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🐞 Estimate tags for Neighbours had the wrong colour The colour was green even though the tag said "Estimate", this is now yellow like it was intended

🐞 Links from Summary page did not always work Clicking the links instead of using the menu navigation did not always work, this is now fixed

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June 30, 2021

Big news! We have just launched our paid plan with data insights, see more details below, and get in touch at contact@plaace.co for access.

New features

🌟 Competitive situation

Get insight into the mix of retail, hospitality and service concepts in a selected area. Plaace provides actual and estimated revenue per business location based on public accounts for the 2019 calendar year. Data for 2020 will be available soon.

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🌟 New design for the Area profiles

For any area, get insights about the competitive situation, spending, movement or neighbours. Contact us to upgrade to the business plan, and subscribe to get info about new features coming soon.

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🌟 Add a profile picture

Show that friendly face by adding a picture to your user profile! Just click on the icon in the top right corner and change personal details.

Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Contact person reflected on "Find tenants"

When looking at the list of tenants, we were showing the name of the person who first created the profile. Now it will always be updated to show the contact person picked by the team.

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🐞 Spaces could not be clicked

It was sometimes not possible to click on a space in the map to see more details, or go into the profile with all the information. This is now fixed!

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Jun 4, 2021

New features

🌟 Remember settings as you navigate between different areas

When you select what data to show in the Area Insights map, we will remember those settings as you navigate in and out of selected areas.

🌟 Match list of spaces to selected map view

When you zoom in to an area, the list of spaces will adapt, so it only shows the relevant ones for the area you're looking at.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Option to filter on type of concept among the 50.000+ concepts available on Plaace

In Area Insights, you can see all concepts in Norway. It's now possible to filter and just show one concept type, e.g. Retail. The map shows more results as you zoom in or move to other areas.

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🎨 Boom, zoom!

When entering a specific area, the map is now more zoomed in to focus on the selected area. And when you search for a street or place, the map will zoom all the way in, not just show the whole city.

🐞 Norwegian version was gone for a little while

Our Norwegian version of the Plaace platform was not available for a period, this is now fixed. Velkommen tilbake!

🐞 Words got split in two

When describing your concepts and spaces, words at the end of the line got split in two. It made things a bit difficult to read, so this will no longer happen.

🐞 Pin tooltip kept reappearing

Sometimes, a tooltip with a space or concept profile would keep reappearing in the map as you moved around, this is now fixed!

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May 27, 2021

New features

🌟 Big map

The bigger, the better, right? With our big map in Area insights, you can turn on or off data points based on what you're looking for

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🌟 Commercial Hubs for all of Norway

We've crunched the numbers and identified areas in Norway with the most commercial activity - we call them Hubs!

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🌟 Draw the exact area you want to explore

Interested in understanding a street or block better? Now you can draw exactly the area you want and get the corresponding insights

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Better search functionality for features

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🐞 Language kept switching between English and Norwegian

Language confused? Yes, we had a bug that sometimes showed English for a while even if you set the language to Norwegian, that is now fixed!

🐞 Space address couldn't be changed

If you've made a typo, you can now edit the address for your space

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April 27, 2021

New features

🌟 New list of facilities

After user testing with property managers and tenants, we've done a complete upgrade of the list of facilities a space has to offer, and what a concept needs for their location. We've also removed many things that weren't in use. Let us know if you're missing something!

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🌟 Spice up that concept or space description

We do like a short and crisp text, but realise that sometimes you just need some bullets or bold text to communicate clearly, so check out our new formatting options

Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 A space can be regulated as more than one thing

Is your space regulated as both a shop and an office? Now you can select more than one option

🎨 Remove a pdf

Some weeks ago, we introduced the option to add pdfs with floor plans or a concept presentation. Now it's also possible to remove that pdf again by clicking the trash can icon

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April 12, 2021

New features

🌟 Share lists of favourites with others

Collect your favourite spaces, concepts or areas in different lists, and share them with others to either view or edit the lists together with you. This is particularly useful for collaborating within a team, together with a broker or others outside your company.

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🌟 Automatically add current locations to a concept

When you create a new concept, you can automatically add any current locations if you've entered the Norwegian company organization number. If you have many existing locations, this will save significant time! You can always edit the name of each location later, and add or remove locations.

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🌟 "Areas to expand" and "concept presentation" only visible to property managers

As a concept owner, some of the info you add to your profile, will only be visible to property managers on a paid plan. This applies to the "Presentation" section, where you can add a pdf, and areas you are interested in for new locations. In user testing, we've heard the willingness to share this info with property managers, but several have asked whether it needs to be visible to other concept owners. Let us know what you think!

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 New spaces are now shown at the top of the list

Both concept owners and property managers want high visibility of new spaces added to the Plaace platform, so they are now shown first. Use the filters to find the most relevant spaces for you.

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🎨 Added option "to be discussed" for rent type and willingness to change space

Several property managers and brokers have mentioned that they often decide on rent type and potential changes to the space in dialogue with new tenants. One outcome can also be a mix of fixed rent and a percentage of revenue. That's why we've added the option "to be discussed".

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🐞 It was only possible to add one floor for spaces

For a while, it was not possible to mark multiple floors for a space, this is now fixed

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Added key info to area name, and several improvements to concept chart and map

🎨 When you explore the areas, you can hover over the different areas to see key info before selecting an area with more details

🐞 When we introduced a more granular grouping of concepts, some of the bars ended up with overlapping descriptions. This is now fixed!

🎨 We've now made it possible to filter away locations in the map down to the last category

🐞 If more concepts were located at the same address, only one of them would show in the map. Now, the pin will split into several pins if there are multiple locations at the same address

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🐞 Added missing Norwegian translations

We add new features and fixes as quickly as possible, but sometimes this means translations are lagging a bit behind, we've now made a bigger review of the Norwegian translations, let us know if you miss something or have suggestions for better translations!

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March 31, 2021

New features

🌟 Are you a property manager or a concept owner?

To make sure you get the most out of Plaace, we are now introducing roles: are you a property manager or a concept owner? Most existing users have gotten a role assigned to them automatically. If not, you are asked to pick a role the next time you log in. Depending on the role you choose, we will adapt some of the features to best suit your needs.

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🌟 Free plans

We are excited to introduce free plans for both property managers and concept owners. Add as many spaces and concepts as needed and explore areas for free. Tenants also get access to all spaces that are available for rent.

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Improvements

🎨 Overview

We've cleaned up the overview page. Depending on your role, either spaces or concepts are in focus. Spaces or concepts that you have created, or been invited to edit, are listed here. We are highlighting some key info, status, and the collaborators that have access. Some user might notice that we've removed property profiles for now, but they will return in the future in a new and improved form.

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🎨 Move the map to show where a new location is added

Many of you are actively using the locations overview to manage your location strategy. We got a user request to move the map view to show where a new pin was placed when adding a new location, and that is now live!

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March 24, 2021

New features

🌟 New space profile

We have upgraded the space profile to make your spaces shine! Each section can be easily edited and the profile has gotten a make-over. Floorpan can be uploaded as pdf file and displayed directly on the profile. Pictures of the space are bigger in size, crucial details like space size or availability are grouped together. Several people from the team can edit the profile, and contact info can be updated to any of the collaborators. Logo of property company can also be added, to increase brand value across the portfolio.

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🌟 New concept profile

We are happy to announce the new concept profile! Each section can be easily edited and the profile has gotten a make-over. Each profile has a contact card in colours matching the concept type, and we've included a company logo, organisation number and links to your social media profiles. Display a pdf presentation with more details about your concept directly on the profile, and introduce your team to potential partners. The section with key financial info has been temporarily removed and will be re-introduced later in a new and improved shape.

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🌟 New data for concepts in Oslo

We have launched an improved dataset of all concepts and their locations in Oslo. This means we've also introduced a new and more granular grouping of concepts, allowing you to drill down to e.g. coffee shops in a certain area. A similar overview of Norway will follow soon!

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🌟 Descriptions for areas

We have added a Plaace summary of each area in Oslo, to make it easier to learn about new areas.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🐞 Fixed flow for saving needed features for a concept

We had a few examples where selected features were not saved on the profile when editing, this is now fixed!

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🎨 Norwegian language as a default

Since our target market is Norway right now, we have set the default language to Norwegian. If you prefer the English version, you can switch back to it at the bottom of the page.

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🐞 Showing images in the list of concepts and spaces

For some profiles, we had a bug where pictures would not always show in the lists of concepts and profile. Now the main picture that you upload for your space or concept profile, will also be visible in miniature version in the list of concepts and spaces.

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March 2, 2021

New features

🌟 Invite collaborators to edit your space or concept

Now you can add more people to edit your space or concept together with you. Invite existing or new users directly from the space or concept profile, and they'll receive an email to join. You can also add collaborators to concepts from the overview menu.

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🌟 Full overview of all concepts, with ability to drill down into a specific concept type

Now it's much much easier to analyse concept categories on the map. Just zoom in and zoom out, nothing more. Colour of the pin shows the type of concept and the map adjusts to only show the concepts belonging to a selected category.

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Improvements

🎨 Improvements on concept composition charts with new colours

We have made a dozen improvements on concept composition like showing the details of a category when hovering, and listing out the number and percentage of concepts in the chart. When drilling down into a category, we list out what you've selected, and you can easily navigate back to any of the previous levels. Happy exploring!

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🎨 Improved layout of concept cards

To show you the most relevant pieces of information we removed "Active" and "More" buttons, added the concept type icon and improved the steps for adding a profile to a list of favourites.

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🎨 Change language on sign-up page

We have added a footer at the bottom of the sign-up and login pages. It will give you the option to change between English and Norwegian language.

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February 15, 2021

New features

🌟 Mark interesting areas for your next location(s)

We know that many of you have your eyes set on specific areas for your next location(s). Now it's easy to map out several areas of interest on the platform, alongside your existing locations. Just write the area or street name and then set the radius most suited to your area of interest. As you go through the process of identifying an area and explore available spaces, you can cast the net wider or narrower based on your insights.

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🌟 Explore concepts and where they are looking to expand

See what areas a concept is interested in. Quickly navigate between different concepts in the search results.

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🌟 Show my spaces mapped together with concepts

As a property manager searching for new concepts, you can now see your own spaces plotted in the same map as all the concepts. Easily compare if a concept is interested in an area that overlaps with your spaces.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 New top navigation menu

We've simplified the menu navigation so you can always access and explore areas, spaces and concepts directly in the top menu. More improvements to come in the future!

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🎨 Quicker access to search

We've given the search field a more prominent place on each page, so searching a specific area, space, or concept is instantly available. Just write and search. The search filters are also more accessible now.

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🎨  Concept type icons and colours

We have implemented icons for each concept type and a corresponding colour. It will give you an opportunity to easier recognise the different concept types throughout the platform.

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🎨 Updated colour for heatmaps

Now it is much easier to read heatmaps with just one colour shade.

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🎨 Close user profile box

Now you can press X or simply click anywhere outside the box to close the user profile box.

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🎨 More distinct area boarders

We've gotten good feedback on our colour change from red to gray, but needed a bit more distinct area borders to improve navigation.

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🐞 Removed error when creating spaces or editing space facilities

Sometimes a 🐞 appears when we introduce new features, for a brief period it was not possible to edit space features, it is now fixed.

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πŸš€ Huge improvement on platform speed

We've made great progress on improving the speed and performance of the whole platform. Just look how happy Tobias is with the performance!

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January 27, 2021

New features

🌟 Stacked columns at concept composition

Now, it's easier to see how concepts are distributed within each category. Explore concept composition quickly and effectively.

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🌟 Pin for space location at profiles map

Find where a space is located on the map with our new pin. It will give you a better understanding of where a space is positioned in relation to different concepts.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Reset password for your user profile

The average person has 100's of accounts, so it is easy to forget the password for a specific service. But don't worry, now you can reset your password via email in case you forgot it.

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🎨 Improved picture uploading and editing flow

With new improvements it is more convenient to show the picture of your space or concept in a way you would like to see it. Upload many images at one time, edit picture from original one, and add pictures up to 20 MB each.

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🎨 Changed colours for areas

The areas colour was changed to from red to neutral grey. The main aim is to make it much easier for you to focus on the concepts within the area and at the same time follow the boarders of the specific area on the map.

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January 13, 2021

New features

🌟 Edit your profile images separately from text editing

For your convenience we separated picture editing flow from text editing. Now it is easy, fast, and clear.

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🌟 Edit your photos before uploading

To show your space or concept in the best way we added the possibility to crop and align the image before updating it in the profile.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Improved heatmap navigation

We have made better navigation with the heatmap view. Now areas stay at the same place on the map when you apply the filter and they are sorted by the biggest value you have chosen.

It is also possible to pick areas that are interesting to you and compare them on the map.

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🎨 Change the name of the responsible contact at the profile page

If you have another person responsible for specific space or concept, you can change the name of the contact directly at the profile.

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🐞 "Suited for" is shown at the space profile

Now you can see what types of concepts are suitable for specific space.

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🐞 Added missing values for concept categories

Now all the categories for concepts are available in the list.

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🎨 Improved flow of editing expansion status for concepts

We have improved the flow of editing expansion status for your concept.

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🎨 Stated limitations of files when uploading images

We have added notes on what types of files and size are supported for uploading images in your profiles.

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New features

🌟 Create lists with your favourite profiles

Now you can save the most relevant spaces, concepts and areas in custom lists. Top spaces for your next location? The most interesting concepts to watch? Create one list, create many! And find all your favourites in one place.

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🌟 Explore areas with heatmaps

We've spiced up the area maps with more insights and visuals. Select between age, population density and income heatmaps to quickly see how areas compare throughout the city.

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🌟 Start searching for your next match from your own profile

From your space or concept profile, click "Find spaces/concepts" to start searching.

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🌟 Added language button and Norwegian version of the platform

Now you can browse the platform in both English and Norwegian. Change the language at the bottom of the page.

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🌟 Log in with Facebook

Logging in with Google is not enough for you? We now offer the option of signing up and logging in with Facebook. Whatever you like better.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🐞 Added central areas to the map

There were a few areas missing in the central part of Oslo, and now they are up, go check it out!

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🎨 Added circle for clusters of spaces on the map

To differentiate between a single profile and a cluster of more, we have added a circle for the cluster, and kept the pin to just symbolize a single profile.

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December 9

New features

🌟 Neighbouring areas as clickable fields in the map

We noticed that many of you wanted to check out neighbouring areas as well, so we've made it easier to navigate from within an area profile. Just hover over to see the names of other areas, and click to explore the neighbourhood.

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🌟 Clusters of spaces

We have implemented clusters for spaces to show in a clear way where and how many available spaces there are.

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🌟 Key area info highlighted in Explore

When exploring areas, we have highlighted key information of each area, like the number of concepts, the most frequent concept type, and the area population.

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🌟 Added calendar when choosing availability of the space

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Expand and collapse facilities in space/concept profiles

When there are many features selected in the profile, we only highlight the first 8. You can expand to look at all the features of the space or concept.

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🎨 Editing and searching space size

Now you can change space size both by moving toggles or by writing numbers.

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🎨 Remember Explore tab

If you leave Explore to look at a profile and return to Explore again later, it remembers if you last explored spaces, areas or concepts.

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🐞 Maps in Explore spaces and concepts

Did you ever find yourself in the middle of nowhere on the map while exploring? We've fixed that, and the map will show the place where your spaces and concepts are located.

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November 27

New features

🌟 Locations in concept profiles

Concept owners can now add existing locations for their concept. This is to compliment the info about future expansion and areas of interest.

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🌟 Adding availability of the space

Now property managers can state when their spaces will be available for a new tenant.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Fixed navigation menu at the top

When you scroll down any page of the Plaace platform, a fixed navigation header will follow you. It will always be with you.

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🎨 Fixed map in Explore

Now when you are looking for the space, concept, or area you can always see profiles on the map.

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🎨 New search and filter of concepts

Now it is much easier to find the most relevant concept for you.

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🎨 The flow of space creation

To improve your experience when creating a new space we improved the flow.

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🎨 Edit features of the space

For your convenience we also improved the flow of editing the features of the space. Now it is much easier and with less restrictions.

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November 13

New features

🌟 List or card view in Explore

Now you can choose how the areas, spaces and concepts will be shown in Explore: in list or in card view. Whatever works better for you.

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🌟 Area analyses within the space profile

For the full overview and insight of a space, we have added insights about the area the space is located in. Now, concept owners can more easily evaluate the neighbourhood of the space directly when looking at the space details.

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 Address autocomplete

For easier and quicker editing we have added the address autocomplete when you are adding the address for your space or concept.

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🎨 Dropdown choices

For more convenient profile creation and editing, we now offer a dropdown of choices for each field instead of a free text. This makes it quicker to fill out, and easier to search and compare profiles.

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🎨 Edit target customers

We improved the process of editing the target customers fields. We also support multiple selections for any part of the target customer description.

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🎨 Same profiles in the map and list

To make the maps more legible, only spaces and concepts that are on the page are shown on the map. Others will be visible on the map when you go to the next page of the list.

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🎨 Case and character sensitive search

To make your search easier, now you can type with lowercase letters and with any character in the search bar. (Ex. "grunerlokka" instead of "GrΓΌnerlΓΈkka")

We've also made many other tweaks and improvements based on your valuable feedback πŸ“ˆ

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October 30

New features

🌟 Space profiles on the map

Click to see a preview of the space profiles in the map.

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🌟 Keep your finger on the pulse with Overview

Go to your Overview to see all your spaces or concepts in one place. Here you can see all your spaces sorted by property, check their status, and add new properties with one or multiple spaces in them. As a concept owner you can see all your concepts and their status.

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🌟 Change personal details

Has your phone number or email changed? We have added the possibility to change personal details from the user profile. We have also added a log out button, even though we do not want you to leave us, even for a minute.

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🌟 Add contact information of responsible for space/concept person

Do you want to add another contact information other than yours for a particular space or concept? Edit e-mail and phone number of the contact in the space/concept profiles

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Improvements and bug fixes

🎨 New search and filter interface

The new design is quicker to use, and the results are updated as you apply new filters

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🎨 Updated visual layout for Areas

Improved visual layout in Areas for both concept composition and demographics. Now it looks much cleaner with less visual distractions.

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🎨 Layout of space and concept cards in Explore

Changed layout of space and concept cards: more focus on title and key attributes of the profile, while the description is moved to the profile itself.

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🎨 Editing and saving the space features

We also improved the process of editing and saving the space features. You can now delete features from the list that are not relevant and save them on the profile.

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🎨 Mandatory fields signs

Sometimes it was hard to understand why it was not possible to save when creating or editing a profile. So we have added signs * where fields are mandatory for saving your edits.

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🎨 Links to the landing page

Would you like to know more about Plaace? We have added links to more info about the team and company at the bottom of the page. Check it out!

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🎨 Removed static heatmaps

We have removed the static heatmaps as many of you did not find it valuable in its current form. It will return more relevant and powerful in the future!

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🐞 Smooth login

Have you had some issues with logging in with saved log in information? We have fixed that too.

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And many other smaller improvements and bugs fixed...