Search v2 transition guide

In May 2016 we released a new version of the web dashboard's search engine. This guide will help people familiar with v1 get up to speed quickly.

The big idea

Search v2 is designed almost entirely on feedback from our v1 users. There are many tiny improvements, but a few you'll probably care about:

  • You can search multiple locations (e.g. Boston Office, London Outpost) at once.
  • Everything is now company-centric instead of siloing by location.
  • Filters: When you add filters to a search, it will order results by relevance instead of just availability.
  • Results come back 10x faster (Engineering insisted we say that).

All of the same features you've come to rely on to manage your office are still part of Robin. This update keeps all of the key parts of search, while making it faster (and easier!) to find available space in your office.

 

"How can I see all my spaces at once?"

The same default search parameters are used in the new search view. Tapping Find a space will show which rooms in my default location are available today, for 30 minutes, starting now. 

If you don't have a default location set, Robin will remember the location you search most frequently, and automatically fill it in for you. 

As with the old version, you can choose to view your results in list view or card view. 

 

What space types are included in the search results?

Based on early feedback, all space types are included in the search results (except for restrooms). Results will be sorted based on relevance to your search filters (e.g., time, amenities, etc). 

"How can I view spaces in a different location?"

Search now supports multiple locations, so you could ask Robin to show available spaces on both the 21st and 22nd floors, or in both Building A and Building B. To search across multiple locations, just add a new tag to your search parameters. 

If you're a fan of the sidebar and want to scan spaces at a particular location, you can do that too. 

 

"How can I change locations?"

The information available from the top navigation bar is useful across an entire organization. Search, Schedule, Directory, Analytics, Floorplans, and Settings shouldn't be limited to a single location context in the long run. 

The updated search limits the amount of context changing within the entire interface. You can now choose which location you'd like to view details on from a dropdown menu in a single view. This location's details will persist while you navigate the dashboard.

 

"How can I view a specific space?"

As part of the search overhaul, we've introduced the Directory. As it's name implies, it's a laundry list of the locations and spaces within your organization. It's the best place to go if you're looking to scan a list of spaces or jump to a specific space.

 

Have any other questions? We're here to help make this a smooth transition via live chat or support emails.

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