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ยท 3 min read
Fabio Russo

Release Description#

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This release may change during the development.
Some screenshots can be old, check the current DEV version for the actual UI

This application release includes several new features requested by both us and our customers.
The application has also undergone visible improvements to its loading times.
The release also contains many bug fixes and improvements (such as better use case for Pins, now not working correctly)

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

Changes to the use of graphQl and to the management of front-end application states.

Navigation#

New navigation bar

Navigation

Clusters#

New visualization for clusters as an alternative to the heatmap in the Data Visualization page.

Clusters

Companies Visualization#

Is now possible to navigate between the companies modals easily.
You can select a new table visualization that will show only the company data, and you can navigate through companies and pages freely.

SingleCompany

And also navigate through companies by looking at their locations on the map.
By clicking on the marker, the selected company will be shown.

MultiCompanies

Pins#

Now Pins will animate again when clicked.

Company View#

New company view UI

companyViewOne

companyViewTwo

Map View#

Only map view is now showing the complete set of companies in the project

mapOnly

Map Selection#

You can now select an area on the companies map, with a rectangle tool.
The companies table will reload and will show you only the companies in the geographical area you selected by hand.

MapSelection

You can save your map selection

MapSelectionSave

And load It

MapSelectionLoad

Alternative Map View#

Is now possible to show the satellite view on the map
You can also use Street View now

SatelliteMap

Filters#

We added a side bar into the companies view.
This bar contains filters

filterClose

By clicking this bar, the sidebar will open.
Inside you can find many filters that can be used together.
You can reset your selection anytime you want.

filterOpen

New columns with integrated filters added

filterColumns

You can save your current filters selection

saveFilter
savedFilter

And load it

loadFilter

Iterations#

New navigation for Iterations.
You can now navigate into the Overview page using the Iteration's tree.
By clicking a node you will move to that specific iterations you clicked.

iterationTree

Map Navigation#

It has been noted several times that the table and map view is actually difficult to use because by moving the mouse over a company, the map moves automatically.
We have thought of adding a button that performs the same function to help use the table without the map moving when It's not needed.

mapButtonNavigation

Booleans#

You can now save and load Boolean Filters.
It's also possible to use Booleans from the filter's sidebar.

saveBooleans

ยท One min read
Fabio Russo

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

  • New GraphQl

People#

  • Is now possibile to manage EnrichPeople licensing
  • Added the People checkbox in the table and in the modal

UI#

  • New Crono UI

Update 17/01/2022#

  • Is now possible to lock and unlock accounts

Update 17/02/2022#

  • Is now possible to move projects between licensed users

ยท 3 min read
Fabio Russo

Release Description#

The Matchplat dictionary is a dictionary that allows you to enter:

  • company name
  • multiple tokens
  • multiple codes

And have as output:

  • Naics
  • Nace
  • HS
  • Sic
  • Matchplat code
  • Related tokens (for tokens only)

In this way the end user can study the target market by browsing the results given by the dictionary.

The Dictionary is currently in Beta. Its features are constantly under modification and it may be offline or not working for short or long periods of time.

Input field#

By inserting data inside the input field, you're forced to select one of the dictionary suggestions. You can't enter random company name or tokens or codes.
You can choose a suggestion by clicking on it from the dropdown or by accepting the first suggestion you'll see behind the text you're inserting with "Enter" or "Right Arrow"

Company name#

You can insert a single company name and the dictionary will give you back that company codes.

Codes#

By inserting the codes (one or more) you will have in output every single code entered and all its relative ones present in the ictionary. For example, by inserting a NACE code, the relative NAICS, SIC, HS and Matchplat Code will be displayed if present.

Tokens#

It is possible to insert single words like "wood" or more consecutive words like "wood furniture" to have in output all the codes that contain all the words inserted. In the event that even just one word entered is not present in any code, together with the others, then there will be no results.

Codes or Tokens mode#

You can search tokens or codes but not tokens and codes together.

Selection Box#

For tokens and codes a selection box will appear in the home page right side of the screen when you start to add codes or tokens from the input field. Inside of that you'll see all the codes or tokens you added to your "search list".
By clicking the "Search listed" button, a new search will be made with all the data in your "Selection Box".

Notes#

By clicking on the note icon near the code itself, this will be saved inside your notes for future reference.

Result Page#

Most codes in the result page are clickable, and by clicking on them a new search with that code will be executed. For example by clicking a NAICS relative to the NACE you inserted in input, you can start a new search with that NAICS as input. These kind of results are inside the Selectable boxes, if they're present.

Update 29/11/2021#

Link#

Correction for links (token, code, home)

Update 20/12/2021#

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

  • Small improvements for the code.
  • Using new management for local storage for new and old browsers.

Notes#

  • You can now add a code to a project. You can select a project to save your code in, a new one or an already created one.
  • You can save your code on a clipboard from the notes by clicking the save icon or the code number itself.

Search Bar#

  • The bar is now also in the results page

Update 10/01/2022#

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

  • Added code types into Storage

Codes#

  • All codes can be saved

ยท 5 min read
Fabio Russo

Release Description#

This release does not impact the use of the application and changes almost nothing on the interface.
With this release we have introduced new technologies, more modern and in line with today's standards.

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

We have modified the graph at the Back End level and the front-end code to use the new requests.

Components#

Companies Table#

  • Is now possible to filter by City and Name
  • No more "Enrich" and "Connect" upselling buttons

Update 17/11/2021#

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

Managing states in front-end in progress (less loading time and a more overall enjoyable navigation).

Overview#

There is now a general project overview page that contains a preview of your exploration and its iterations. On this page there is a guided "tutorial" that specifies to each user what to do within his project, prompting him to carry out actions such as: create groups; add notes; study the charts.

  • Favourite companies and companies with the highest score
  • Groups
  • Heat Map
  • Notes
  • New iteration button
  • Tutorial
  • Iterations list

NavBar#

  • Your Explorations button

Update 22/11/2021#

Overview#

  • Open Companies from list
  • New Expand icons
  • Show/Hide Tutorial
  • "See more" button at the end of the companies list
  • Title for HeatMap and code ready for Top Cities

Update 23/11/2021#

Company Modal#

  • Now displaying emails taken from websites

Update 29/11/2021#

Overview#

  • Multiple Notes
  • Comments on Groups
  • Best 5 cities on map
  • UI changes for impagination and text sixe

Update 30/11/2021#

Overview#

  • Clicking on one of the top cities will show the companies in that city
  • Clicking on an empty group will show the table, clicking on the eye near the comments will show the companies in that group

Update 03/11/2021#

Overview#

  • New progress bar in steps for tutorial. Now the bar is divided between the "overview phase" and the "exploration check" phase

Update 07/11/2021#

Overview#

  • On Hover effect on companies list (It's more clear you can click on the company)
  • Fixed some translations

Update 15/12/2021#

New Exploration#

  • Info button for the company status, similar to the company category info button

Update 23/12/2021#

New Exploration#

  • Import codes from dictionary

Update 06/01/2022#

Release Description#

This release collects a very large number of changes on both the front-end and the back-end.
It introduces numerous features and almost completely changes the code previously used in Explore.

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

Front-end#

Major changes to the entire project file and folder structure in the front-end.
Changes to the whole UI to align it with new requests.
Modification of the structure of the internal states of the project, with a complete rewrite of all the data logics and graphQl calls for the whole project.

Back-end#

GraphQl moved from .net to node with storage migration on Elasticsearch.
The Matchy engine rewritten in .net with scalable and horizontal architecture.
RabbitMQ (for exchanging messages between back-end services) and Docker Swarm were also introduced.

People#

The placeholder structure of the People feature has been added.
This means that at the moment it is possible to view the new feature but with placeholder data that does not reflect what will be seen in the release phase.
People is present within the company modal:
View the staff of a company; save an employee as a favorite or hide him; view favorite or hidden employees.
Overview page:
Check all the favourite people in your project; manage the favourites

Codes management#

Front-end NACE codes will always be shown with a "." after the second digit, with the standard structure "xx.xx".
It is not possible anymore to insert NACE like "xxxx" but only like "xx.xx" in the new creation form.

Dictionary Imports#

It is possible to import only NAICS and NACE

Companies Table#

By inserting filters in the table (company name, city), the respective column labels are colored with the secondary color.
It is thus easier to notice that there is an active filter.

Icons#

Inverted the eye icons to hide or show. Now the action of hiding or show a company or a person is more clear.

Update 07/01/2022#

Website-Hotwords#

  • It's now possible to filter by hotwords
  • The list is now paginated

Update 11/01/2022#

Maps#

  • New marks for the map

Update 12/01/2022#

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

Lowered the number of calls to Back End in companies list

Fixes#

  • Fixed many translations
  • Fixed the marker's color in the company detail modal
  • Fixed marker's color for lighter color selections
  • Fixed company list update in Overview page (previously the list was not updated correctly on user changes)

New Exploration#

  • Changed the list of countries

Update 14/01/2022#

New Exploration#

  • Fixed list of countries

Company Modal#

  • Larger modal
  • Chart for hotwords

Update 17/01/2022#

People#

  • You can now add a person to People from the companies modals

Update 04/02/2022#

Explore 2.0 is now live

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

Managed loadings and refetch for People and Companies table

ยท 3 min read
Fabio Russo

Release Description#

Release 1.5 contains numerous changes in both layout and functionality. We have grouped in it a series of requests from different Matchplat departments.

Loadings#

The loadings within the application have been modified to reflect the most modern interface standards.
We have replaced the classic Spinners with animated structures that replace components not yet on screen. We're currently reworking all the Back End of the Application, and soon we will also make changes to the loading times.

Dropdowns#

The dropdown are now managed with clicks. It is no longer possible to lose your selections by exiting the area.
In addition, some modals have been enlarged and in the Download modal more space has been given to the user to select the options while not covering all the modal space. Enrich, Connect and Download dropdowns now close automatically when an option is selected.

Explorations#

The word "project" has been replaced with "exploration" within the app. There is more consistency with the nomenclature between the various pages.

Dev Stuff ๐Ÿ’ป#

The application now makes use of Typescript.
We have replaced all .jsx and .js code in the application with .tsx and .ts code.
Using Typescript it is now easier to handle errors during development, exchange information on component behavior and create standards.

Components#

Projects List#

  • Changed the default to more recent in the reorder filter.
  • No more grey footer with logo at bottom page. More space for smaller desktops.
  • Fixed the behavior showing a looping Spinner when there were no projects.
  • Now you can "clone" a project from the "See" button's dropdown. The clone will open a new project, filling the input fields with data from the selected project.
  • Active projects separated from inactive ones (not yet open or in progress)

Company Details#

  • Trimmed the url. There will be no infinitely large Company Modal anymore.
  • No more Contacts area.

Companies Table#

  • We added more pages in the pagination component. The range of selectable page is now wider.
  • Filter by name is now managed with clicks. You can't lose your search anymore moving the mouse out of the filter area. We also added a "reset" button to clear the filter and the ENTER input to start a research.
  • You can now insert comments directly in the company row. The comment will be saved when there's no typing in action anymore.
  • Hiding pagination while loading to prevent memory leak from calling the Back End repeatedly.

Boolean filters#

  • It is now possible to know the number of companies that will be shown.
  • It's not possible to insert bad queries anymore (like missing parenthesis).

Project Analysis#

  • We changed the layout of the page. Now the map and pies are at top of page. Iterations at the bottom (we're going to change the iterations layout with future releases).
  • Resized the iteration chart, now is smaller.
  • No more empty data in keywords list.

New Project creation#

  • Using all three steps. Step 1 has all the Project data and the starting database creation. The AI keywords are in Step 2. The recap in Step 3. Now the reason why the insertion of words does not change the number of companies in the starting database, is clearer.

ยท One min read
Fabio Russo

New Project creation#

  • Filter by company category (Very Large, Large, ...)
  • Filter by company status (Active, In liquidation)
  • No more 100.000 companies limit for a new project

ยท One min read
Fabio Russo

Our Frontend Crono framework has finally passed the development phase and is now in use for the development of all new Matchplat platforms.

The Framework uses widely used technologies such as: React, Styled-Components, Webpack and is developed starting from create-react-app and documented with Styleguidist (an exceptional tool to document React components).

You can find a website dedicated to the Framework (developed with Docusaurus) at this web address.
The documentation is completely interactive.

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To access its components you need to be enabled to download the NPM package with Matchplat access.

ยท One min read
Fabio Russo

We have finally completed the documentation process of our current products!

This site will be our point of reference for any future event, so you will always be informed about all the news for developers.

The Matchplat community of developers was born today!

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Good luck and good work!