Faster and better: the new Floorplan Viewer

Presenting detailed floor plans to a big online audience is a piece of cake with Floorplanner’s new Viewer. We created the viewer especially for commercial parties such as property portals and realtors, so they can present the floor plans of their properties faster and better.

Fast, faster, fastest

So, what’s new? Not only did we improve the quality of the floor plans, but the new viewer also loads at least ten times faster than before! And yes, that goes for the 2D as well as the 3D view. Furthermore, now both the 2D and 3D view work great on mobile devices. For those of us who like technical details: we built it in JavaScript and HTML5, so there is no longer the need for the Flash plugin. 

See for yourself

Want to give the new viewer a whirl? It is available for every Floorplanner user, whether you have a business or a personal account. Just log into your account, pick a project you would like to see and replace the /edit in the URL with /viewer.

For example: http://floorplanner.com/projects/34914711/viewer 

Of course for commercial parties, the new viewer is also available for incorporation on their own websites. The Dutch property portal Funda.nl is already using it. Check it out at Funda! 

Roomstyler Insights: Get to know your customers

We created a special dashboard for commercial parties offering Roomstyler to their customers. From now on, businesses such as dmLights and Kaplan Early Learning Company can simply log in to their Roomstyler admin account and find all the data they need on the brand new dashboard page. 

Know more, perform better
How many rooms did customers design, how many renders were made in the last month and which products were most often used in decorating the rooms? Roomstyler Insights answers these kinds of important questions and helps businesses to truly understand their customers.

Active engagement
Roomstyler Insights makes it possible to reach out to customers who designed a room from a registered account. Look at their designs and send them a personalized offer based on the products they used or let them know when their favourite items are on sale. Just imagine the possibilities… 

Newsflash: Roomstyler on Apple TV!

Are you by any chance an interior enthusiast AND an Apple aficionado? Great! Especially for you, we just launched the Roomstyler App for Apple TV!

Finally you can discover new and surprising room designs on the screen of your choice. Get inspired and cast your vote in one of the many Roomstyler design contests or leisurely browse through millions of creative room designs.

If you want to install the Roomstyler App, just search for 'Roomstyler' on your Apple TV and start browsing through all the designs! When you want to explore the app on your iOS device you can download it here.

Floorplanners meets Kaplan Early Learning Company

At Floorplanner we are always curious to see how companies from all over the world are using our products. In our monthly Floorplanner meets… series we share their stories. 

This month we are meeting Kaplan Early Learning Company. Founded in 1951, Kaplan is North America’s leading provider of products and services that enhance the early childhood learning experience. Senior Vice President Chris Gerblick talks about the company’s mission and how their customers rave about using Roomstyler to decorate early childhood classrooms.

 

Can you tell us a little bit about Kaplan? 
“We originally started in 1951 as a toy company. But in 1969, our current President, Hal Kaplan, made it his mission to make a difference by bringing the best quality products and services to early childhood classrooms. We believe the construction of quality learning environments, that allow children to learn through exploration and play, is a vital part of the education experience.” 

How does Kaplan use Roomstyler?
“In a couple of ways actually. First, we provide Roomstyler, or was we named it ‘Classroom FloorPlanner’ as a free resource to visitors of our website. It allows educators to gain a visual understanding of how our furniture will fit in their space. Second, our employees use the tool in consultation with customers to help them design rooms.” 

How has Roomstyler impacted your business? 
“We looked at several options for room arrangement software and wanted a tool that provided the most functionality, while remaining easy to use.  Roomstyler really found that balance. It fits our mission to bring the best resources to the industry. Customers rave about it, and it continuously ranks among the most visited sections of our website. We provide it as a free resource, but it remains a wonderful branding experience and allows us to help customers make wise decisions.”

What are Kaplan’s plans for the future? 
“We’re excited to launch our updated version of the Classroom FloorPlanner. With this new launch, we’ve added functionality, such as shopping lists and more product details. Future plans are to add additional furniture lines and incorporate online design recommendations.”

Why does the design of a classroom matter?  
“Classroom arrangement is key to creating a high quality early childhood learning environment. Early childhood classrooms thrive with multiple interest areas and benefit from careful planning. For example, you want to put a space between an active play area and a quiet reading area. Having the ability to intentionally design a developmentally appropriate classroom and evaluate options using an online tool, such as Roomstyler, gives educators the chance to make the best use of their space.”

Roomstyler’s new dashboard & ideas page

All of your designs in one place

Your personal dashboard
With our latest update every Roomstyler user now has access to a personal dashboard, where you can see and manage every design you ever made. From the dashboard page you can easily view, edit or delete your rooms and moodboards. You can also search through all of your rooms and categorize them by adding one or multiple tags per design. Furthermore the dashboard shows the photos you’ve previously uploaded as well as the room designs from other Roomstyler users you liked in the past. 

Get ready to be inspired
Curious to see what other Roomstyler users are up to? Check out our brand new ideas page, where every interior enthusiast can browse through all of the rooms that were ever designed in Roomstyler. Apply different filters to search for the latest room designs, certain decorating styles or specific kinds of rooms. Of course you can also browse through the designs on your phone with the Roomstyler app for iOS.