Freetrade's Open Product Roadmap

A bit late but just looked at road map.
I think there is lack of love for few ideas with highest number of votes!
Also I shouldn’t hold my breath for ISA transfer :sob:

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That roadmap will all be completed soon at this rate :grin:

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We shared some more details about our investment platform in our blog post announcing our crowdfunding round -

The product’s out, time to scale

We will grow our engineering team and enhance our platform.

This will allow us to speed up important features like fractional shares, a stock universe in the thousands and new account types. It’ll support our upcoming analytics, which will give our customers unique ways to understand their portfolios and improve their performance all from the app.

If you’ve looked at our roadmap recently, you’ll also have noticed one prominent item is our own investment platform. This is a unique technological and operational project. It will bring a huge amount of the intricate, decentralised processes and data streams of stock market investing into one modern, in-house platform.

As well as aiding many of the features above, this will dramatically drive down our costs and give us way more adaptability and freedom as a business.

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I appreciate that timelines do change - but would it be possible to put some sort of estimated timeline on the release of each product/feature? This is a level of transparency I would really value as an investor. Slippage does not concern me!

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I appreciate your understanding but we’ve purposely avoided that because slippage does concern some people :sweat_smile:

The roadmap’s intended to show you what our priorities are & enable you to track features progress from ‘in planning’ to a ‘work in progress’ etc.

I hope that makes sense!

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What about 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and over 12 months? :wink:

Those are timeframes, timeframes mean there’s potential for slippage :slight_smile:

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Still think you should add a new bucket to the roadmap called Never - you could put CFDs, margin accounts, and “Changing the ‘slow internet’ text” in it.

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Don’t tempt me :wink:

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Do it. I was being flippant about slow internet but not about having a Never bucket - it’s good for a product/team to be able to remind themselves what they’re not doing, and possibly helpful to users asking for features that’ll never happen.

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What happens if something drastically changes in the future though?

Well, yes, maybe “Not happening” rather than “Never”

'Not Currently in Scope" has a better ring to it :wink: and offers flexibility - we use this where I am as Product Manager - its important to let people know whats not in scope as much as what is!

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I hear you, though I think “scope” implies that the only reason why feature X isn’t included is a budget or time one rather than a vision one. I think FT should be more opinionated than that :slight_smile:

Please can we have more info about when we can expect certain features? The road map is great, but it doesn’t really give anyone an indication of when features will arrive. It feels like a lot of things are waiting for the investment platform, but all we know about that is that it should launch before the end of the year. I know it’s difficult to put a time frame on something, because then people will rightly or wrongly hold you to it, but even rough timescales are better than nothing.

With the loss of Alex, I feel that community communication is going to be more important than ever if Freetrade is to continue to grow - especially with the increase in competition.

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@Gaz92 The roadmap will see a dramatic revamp and a series of improvements starting next week. This updated roadmap has been in the works for a few weeks now.

The team have been working on quite a few features the community has requested, and we’ll re-focus on communicating about them. There’s been a lot of focus on the Investment Platform, which is an immense and important undertaking, but we’ll focus on the user impacting aspects of it (such as fractional shares) instead. There is also plenty of product updates coming that are not related to the Platform.

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Hi @Viktor, thanks for the reply. Great to see there’s more info coming soon! :slight_smile:

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Great news Viktor…limit

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I was coming to write what @Gaz92 exactly asked for. I felt that information updates were missing in the last weeks, specially after R5.
Thanks @Viktor for your message. Will be waiting the update in the next few days very anxious!

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Where can we see the full new open roadmap seen part of it on Twitter but carnt see it all.Would like to see what’s changed and what the upcoming plans are.

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