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New MiCasa Design

MiCasa Redesign

New Design: clear, fresh and mobile-ready

As some of you might already know, we were working on a fresh and improved design for the MiCasa Platform. We are now ready to ship it within the next days and want to give you a preview upfront and answer questions you might have.


Why do you switch to a new design?

During the last years the possibilities and aesthetics changed quite a bit. We also see that a lot of users use or want to use MiCasa on their smartphones. We also wanted to create a better overall user experience for you and make it clean, fresh and content-centric. The readability and usability has been increased a lot, especially on mobile devices.


Ok great! So, what has changed?

The user interface design changed a lot but the underlying functionality and flows didn’t change. This should make it easy for you to still find your ways through the MiCasa pages and forms while being able to enjoy the fresh and improved interface design. We also improved the design and copy of our notification emails in order to reflect our content-centric design principle.


Are there any new features?

Along the way we also improved the system as a whole to make it easier to improve and add more features in the near future. As the first effect of this we already improved the blue filter sideboxes for the community board and documents. We also added a search field to the community board. You can combine the filters on the left side and the search box (e.g. find all posts about “Garden” in the “News” category). These are already rolled out since a few weeks and you can expect more improvements over the next weeks and months.


How does it look like?

Here are some screenshots to get a preview of how your own Strata website will soon look like.

get_started_desktop

new_booking_desktop

new_document_form_desktop

new_community_post_desktop

post_list_desktop

post_list_mobile

settings_mobile


Great! When can we see and use the new design?

We are done with implementation and are doing the last rounds of testing at the moment. We expect to do the roll out early next week.



Ok, thats it for now. We can’t wait to ship it to you and hope you love it as much as we do!

Have a great time and enjoy spring,

Your MiCasa Team

fire_review

Reviewing MiCasa’s Performance In An Emergency – Champlain Ridge Fire

In 2013, Champlain Ridge (strata number VR1241), experienced a 4-alarm fire. Nobody was injured during the fire; however, many units were damaged and deemed inhospitable.

At the time, some residents were informed that they could not re-enter their homes for up to 18 months.

Shortly after the fire I wrote an article for MiCasa that documented the unfortunate event, and helped raise some awareness of the issues faced by residents affected by the blaze. Continue Reading…

new_website

A New MiCasa Website for an Exciting New Year

Today we’re really happy to announce the release of the new MiCasaHQ.com website.

The new website is a result of a recent company review by MiCasa’s founders. We’ve put together an ambitious roadmap for MiCasa in 2014 that involves a lot of movement on the company side and a great deal of evolution on the product side. Continue Reading…

Document file types

Upload larger files, upload any file type

We heard that some MiCasa customers were experiencing trouble when uploading larger files using slower internet connections. As a result, we recently made some subtle but very important improvements to MiCasa’s document upload system. Continue Reading…

Documents Found!

Search: An easier way to find your documents

More customers than ever are using MiCasa to organize strata documents, resulting in larger document libraries that ever before. We’ve noticed that as MiCasa document libraries grow, documents become harder to find. MiCasa’s document management system needed some love. Continue Reading…

MiCasa Document Tags

Introducing Document Tags

Document management is at the very heart of MiCasa. So when the council and PM from fire affected Champlain Ridge asked MiCasa to help better organize their rapidly expanding strata document library, we accepted the challenge.

MiCasa currently organizes documents in compliance with the Strata Property Act: each document uploaded to MiCasa is placed in a category that is consistent with “real world” record keeping outlined in The Act. Continue Reading…

MiCasa Agenda Layout in Production

MiCasa is the Gold Standard for Meeting Agendas

Hot on the heels of MiCasa’s recent Task Tags release, MiCasa has now released a new design for council meeting agendas.

MiCasa’s aim was to create an “industry gold standard” for the design of council meeting agendas. We worked closely with experts from the property management industry to make sure that our new design worked for PM’s, their clients and self-managed stratas. Continue Reading…