Product Updates

Cobot’s 2022 Year-end Updates

Sam Bender
Dec 23, 2022
Cobot’s 2022 Year-end Updates

2022 is drawing to a close, and we are preparing for 2023! Thank you to every Cobot-powered space for another year where we get the honor of helping connect communities all across the world. This month we added resources to better control and share your space with the public, and features that will help your space continue connecting with the community as we head into the new year.

Keep reading after the regular updates for some of our highlights of 2022 and a thank you message!

Product Updates

Public events embed code

Public events are a great way to earn extra revenue while bringing in new leads to your space. Cobot’s event feature has gotten one more tool to help you use events to drive new leads. Admins can now embed a piece of code on their space’s website that will display up to five public events. This way visitors to your site will be able to find out what’s happening in your space and drop by! Learn more about how to set this up using our guide.

Approve or Reject External Bookings

Events aren’t the only thing that can bring not-yet-members into your space. If you have External Bookings enabled, then they can come to your space via a resource booking. But previously, there was no way to reject a booking if something wasn’t going to work out (for example, if the visitor made a special request that you are unable to accommodate).

Admins can toggle a switch on the Resource form to require an approval step before an External Booking is confirmed. That way, you can sidestep awkward cancellations after the fact. Visitor and admin emails have been updated to reflect this additional step, admins can open the confirmation dialog from their Activity Feed, email, or under Calendar » External Bookings » Approve Booking.

The External Bookings Help Center Article details this much-requested new functionality.

Thank you for a great year!

In 2022, we got to work side-by-side with the community again.

Cobot’s been working with, from, and for coworking spaces for over a decade; all because we love the community! This past year we were able to go back to conferences in full force and resume our favorite activity: visiting new coworking spaces! In total, we managed to visit the following conferences in person:

And in other positive developments: We were able to gather again for not one, but two team retreats!

We also continued to publish coworking and flex work content made by and for the people involved in coworking every day.

Here are our five most-read articles from the year:

  1. Cobot’s All-New External Bookings
  2. Cobot & ROOMZ Integration
  3. Impact Brixton Blends Traditional and Modern Coworking Inspiration
  4. Creating an Indie Games Paradise with Christopher Floyd | Cobot
  5. COWORK 2022: Developing the Workplace of the Future Together

It’s no surprise that people loved our new features and stories about coworking spaces who have set out to accomplish something new—and succeeded.

It’s all thanks to you

We do what we do because we love the community, but none of it would be possible without each and every person who thinks: “There’s got to be a better way to work.” We’re as honored as ever that you continue to trust us to help manage your operations as you continue to chart a course towards a future of work based on uplifting one another.

Happy Holidays from the Cobot team and a Happy New Year! See you all in 2023 🎆

Sam Bender

Senior Communications Specialist at Cobot and all-around connoisseur of useless trivia, reading on airplanes, sleeping in late - and working from interesting places!