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! We create our roadmap based on requests, feedback and user testing to make sure we're building the right stuff. Use the Feedback button in the Plaace platform to submit a request, or email us at contact@plaace.co

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.

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

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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YEAR 2021

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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!

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

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 21, 2021

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!

Q1 2021
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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YEAR 2020

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Q4 2020
December 29

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.

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

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...