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Q4 2023 - News, Updates & Release Notes

DeskNow Release Notes: Q4 2023


Dear DeskNow Users,

As the year comes to a close, we are thrilled to introduce a suite of powerful features in our Q4 2023 release, designed to elevate your workspace experience. These updates focus on enhancing flexibility, improving coworking functionality, and providing valuable insights through advanced analytics. Here's a comprehensive overview:


1. Introducing Membership Packages:


DeskNow now offers Membership Packages, allowing you to create subscription plans with limited booking contingents. This feature provides a flexible and scalable solution for managing access to your workspace.


Highlights:


  • Subscription Flexibility: Create customized membership packages with specific booking contingents to suit your workspace needs.

  • Scalable Access: Easily manage and control access to your workspace through flexible membership plans.

  • Efficient Subscription Management: Streamline subscription tracking and management for improved workspace efficiency.


2. New Coworking Offer Page:

Present your coworking spaces in a more appealing way with the introduction of a new coworking offer page. Showcase your available spaces and membership plans to attract and inform potential clients.


Highlights:


  • Visually Engaging Interface: Present your coworking spaces in an aesthetically pleasing and informative manner.

  • Clear Membership Details: Provide detailed information about available membership plans and benefits.

  • Enhanced User Experience: Simplify the process for potential clients to explore and choose the coworking options that best suit their needs.


3. Improved Coworking Search:

Experience enhanced coworking space discovery with improved search functionality. Users can now find and book coworking spaces more efficiently based on specific criteria.


Highlights:


  • Advanced Search Filters: Utilize refined search filters to find coworking spaces that match specific requirements quickly.

  • Location-based Search: Improve the precision of space discovery with location-specific search options.

  • Time-Saving: Streamline the coworking space selection process for a more efficient booking experience.


4. Booking from an Availability Calendar:

DeskNow now allows users to make bookings directly from the availability calendar, providing a quick and intuitive way to reserve spaces.


Highlights:


  • Effortless Booking: Simplify the booking process by selecting available slots directly from the availability calendar.

  • Visual Confirmation: Receive immediate visual confirmation of booked time slots for added convenience.

  • Intuitive User Experience: Enhance the overall user experience with a seamless booking workflow.


5. Fast Payment Processing:

Enjoy expedited payment processing within DeskNow, ensuring swift and secure financial transactions for bookings and subscriptions.


Highlights:


  • Quick Transactions: Experience faster payment processing for efficient booking and subscription payments.

  • Enhanced Security: Ensure the security of financial transactions with accelerated payment processing.

  • Improved User Experience: Provide users with a seamless and expedited payment experience.


6. Manage Subscriptions:

Efficiently manage and track subscriptions within DeskNow, enabling administrators to oversee and adjust subscription plans with ease.


Highlights:


  • Subscription Tracking: Monitor and track user subscriptions for better workspace management.

  • Flexible Management: Easily update and modify subscription details to accommodate changing user needs.

  • Automated Renewals: Streamline subscription renewals and ensure uninterrupted access to workspace resources.


7. Single Booking Support:

DeskNow now supports single bookings, allowing users to reserve spaces for individual use without the need for recurring or series bookings.


Highlights:


  • Flexible Booking Options: Provide users with the option to make one-time bookings for added flexibility.

  • Efficient Resource Utilization: Facilitate efficient use of workspace resources by allowing single bookings.

  • Improved User Experience: Enhance user experience by catering to diverse booking preferences.


8. Availability Calendar for Hosts:

Empower hosts and administrators with a dedicated availability calendar, offering a comprehensive view of space utilization and reservations.


Highlights:


  • Host Visibility: Provide hosts with a clear overview of booked and available slots for better space management.

  • Efficient Resource Allocation: Optimize space allocation based on real-time availability data.

  • Improved Host Experience: Enhance the overall experience for hosts and administrators with a dedicated availability calendar.


9. Manage and Update Extras:

Effortlessly manage and update extras associated with bookings, allowing administrators to enhance the overall workspace experience.


Highlights:


  • Dynamic Extras Management: Add, remove, or update extras associated with bookings to meet evolving user needs.

  • Customization: Tailor extras to specific bookings for a personalized and efficient workspace experience.

  • Improved Service Delivery: Ensure that users have access to the additional services and amenities they need for a productive work environment.


10. New Analytics:

DeskNow introduces new analytics features, providing valuable insights into workspace utilization, booking trends, and user behavior.


Highlights:


  • Comprehensive Reporting: Access detailed reports on workspace usage, popular booking times, and user engagement.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Leverage analytics to make informed decisions about space allocation and resource planning.

  • Enhanced Visibility: Gain a deeper understanding of how your workspace is utilized, allowing for continuous improvement and optimization.


11. Elevating Communication with Automated emails:

Enhancing communication within the DeskNow platform, automated mail templates for booking confirmations and invoices, and streamlined email delivery ensure timely information and an improved user experience.


Highlights:


  • Efficient Communication: Revolutionize interaction with meticulously crafted mail templates for booking confirmations, invoices, and automatic email delivery to users and hosts.

  • Timely Information: Ensure users receive prompt information, enhancing overall communication efficiency.

  • Improved User Experience: Streamlined communication for users and hosts, improving the overall user experience through efficient email delivery.


12. Financial Transparency for Enhanced Trust:

Fostering trust within our community by introducing a payment overview page for vendors and users provides clear access to recent payment history.


Highlights:


  • Payment overview page for transparent financial transactions.

  • Immediate access to recent payment history.

  • Fostering trust through enhanced financial transparency.


13. Vendor Insights with Payment Line Charts:

Empowering vendors, a payment line chart reveals trends in monthly income, aiding informed decision-making.


Highlights:


  • Empowering Vendors: Introduce a payment line chart designed for vendors, revealing insightful trends in monthly income for informed decision-making.

  • Visualize Income Trends: Provide vendors with visually engaging insights into monthly income trends.

  • Informed Resource Allocation: The payment line chart enables efficient resource allocation by revealing trends in monthly income.


14. DevOps Optimization for Efficiency:

The CI/CD pipeline is optimized for both live and development servers to boost internal efficiency and promote smoother deployments.


Highlights:


  • Streamlined CI/CD: Optimize the CI/CD pipeline for live and development servers, ensuring internal efficiency.

  • Smooth Deployments: Promote smoother deployments for a more reliable DeskNow platform.

  • Continuous Improvement: Address the need for continuous improvement to boost internal efficiency and ensure a robust platform.


15. Streamlining API Routes and Dynamic Homepage Changes:

Implementing changes to API routes and dynamic homepage updates ensures real-time information for users and provides administrators with more control.


Highlights:


  • Optimized API Routes: Implement changes for optimized API routes, facilitating real-time data fetching.

  • Enhanced Backend Control: Provide administrators with dynamic homepage updates and backend enhancements for increased control.

  • Real-Time Data Fetching: All data is fetched dynamically from servers, ensuring real-time information for users.


16. Enquiry Only Feature and Code Refactoring:

In response to user feedback, the Enquiry Only feature is added, allowing hosts to create spaces exclusively for inquiries. Comprehensive code refactoring improves performance and avoids unnecessary server load.


Highlights:


  • Exclusive Inquiry Spaces: Introduce the "Enquiry Only" feature, allowing hosts to create spaces exclusively for inquiries.

  • Performance-Oriented Code: Improve performance and reduce server load through comprehensive code refactoring.

  • User-Driven Enhancements: In response to user feedback, the Enquiry Only feature enhances user experience.


17. Host App Enhancements:

Upgrading our host app with a single space calendar enhances the host's overall experience and facilitates efficient space management.


Highlights:


  • Convenient Calendar View: Upgrade the host app with a single-space calendar, offering a convenient overview of upcoming bookings and user data.

  • Efficient Space Management: Facilitate streamlined space management for hosts.

  • User-Centric Design: Enhance the host's overall experience with a convenient single-space calendar.


18. Booking App Upgrades: Weekly, Daily and Monthly Calendars:

Our booking app now features weekly, daily, and monthly calendars in response to user needs. A new "Add to Booking" page streamlines the booking process, while floor plans with availability checks enhance the user experience.


Highlights:


  • Flexible Booking Options: Respond to user needs with weekly, daily, and monthly calendars, enhancing booking flexibility.

  • Seamless Booking Process: Introduce a new "Add to Booking" page and floor plans with availability checks for a smoother booking experience.

  • Responding to user needs, the booking app now features improved flexibility and a streamlined booking process.


19. Vendor Dashboard Analytics for Enhanced Decision-Making:

Empowering hosts, the vendor dashboard includes comprehensive analytics, providing valuable insights for informed decision-making.


Highlights:


  • Holistic Analytics: Empower hosts with comprehensive analytics, encompassing booking stats, earning stats, and review stats through visually appealing monthly charts.

  • Informed Decision-Making: Provide hosts with valuable insights for making informed decisions.

  • Data-Driven Decisions: The inclusion of comprehensive analytics supports hosts in data-driven decision-making.



20. Pagination Enhancement for Synchronous Navigation:

 

Ensured seamless navigation by updating the pagination, displaying the current page and the number of elements synchronously throughout the app.

 

Highlights:


  • Improved user experience with synchronized pagination.

  • 2Enhanced visibility of the current page and the number of elements.

  • 3. Streamlined navigation for a more efficient app interaction.

 

 

21. Day-wise Pricing Feature and Backend Optimization:

 

Introduced day-wise pricing features, optimizing the backend to accommodate these changes. Implemented across Vendor Dashboard and Space Details for enhanced flexibility.


Highlights

:

  • Added day-wise pricing features for increased pricing flexibility.

  • Optimized backend to efficiently handle day-wise changes.

  • Extended features to both Vendor Dashboard and Space Details.

 

 

22. Favourite and Wishlist Enhancements:

 

Facilitated user engagement by adding a "favourite" option on tour detail pages and implementing changes on the wishlist page for a more personalized experience.

 

Highlights:


  • Users can now mark spaces as favorites directly from tour detail pages.

  • Improved wishlist functionality for a more tailored user experience.

  • Enhanced user engagement through personalized features.

 

23. Rating Corrections on Tour Listings:

 

Corrected rating inconsistencies on tour listings and tour listing details, ensuring accurate and reliable information for users.

 

Highlights:


  • Addressed and rectified rating discrepancies on tour listings.

  • Improved reliability of rating information for users.

  • Ensured accurate representation of tour ratings.

 

24. Chat Functionality for User-Host Communication:

 

Introduced a simple chat function enabling seamless communication between users and hosts. Users and hosts can view and respond to inquiries directly through the app.

 

Highlights:


  • Added a chat function for real-time communication between users and hosts.

  • Streamlined the inquiry process for improved user-host interactions.

  • Enhanced user and host experience through integrated communication.

 

25. Client Project: Customized Booking Application for LaimLight:

 

The development of a customized clone of the booking application for client LaimLight. This tailored solution allows LaimLight to seamlessly integrate and manage its unique properties within the application.

 

Highlights:


  • Created a customized booking application for client LaimLight.

  • Enables seamless integration and management of unique properties.

  • Tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of the client.

 

 

 

26. Host Dashboard Feature Additions:

 

Enhanced the Host Dashboard by adding features such as managing food menus, viewing user food order details, and downloading food-related documents.

 

Highlights:


  • Added functionality for hosts to manage food menus.

  • Provided hosts with access to detailed user food order information.

  • Enabled hosts to download food-related kitchen Q/T documents.

 

27. Booking System Upgrades:

 

Implemented new features in the booking system, including the ability for users to add food products to their cart and place orders, visible in the host orders page.

 

Highlights:


  • Users can now add food products to their cart for a streamlined booking experience.

  • Introduced a feature allowing users to place food orders, visible to hosts in the orders page.

 

28. Ongoing Development: Date Selection, Backend Integration, and Add-ons:

 

Continued development efforts, including the addition of date selection functionality, backend integration for storing dates, enhanced availability display for food details, and the introduction of add-ons.

 

Highlights:


  • Ongoing work on enabling users to select "from" and "to" dates.

  • Implementation of backend functionality for storing selected dates.

  • Additional features, such as enhanced food availability and add-ons in progress.


These updates mark another step in our commitment to providing a versatile and user-centric workspace management platform. Thank you for choosing DeskNow as your preferred collaboration and workspace solution.



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