Our integration with Slack, which allows you to schedule daily snapshots of your dashboards to Slack, now supports posting to private Slack channels.
Note: If you connected Geckoboard to Slack before June 2nd 2020, you will need to remove that connection and reconnect as before in order to post to private channels. For more information on how to do this, check out our support article!
We’ve added a whole new way to share your dashboards with your team, via Slack. Open up the Share menu on any of your dashboards, and you’ll now find the option to schedule a daily screenshot of that dashboard to a Slack channel, at a time of your choosing. Ideal for keeping everyone in sync whilst working remotely!
To schedule a daily snapshot of your dashboard to Slack, you’ll first need to create a Sharing Link. Normally a premium feature, we’ve made Sharing Links free on all accounts until September 2020 as part of our COVID-19 response, so customers on any of our plans can use our new Slack integration to keep sharing important metrics and goals with their colleagues.
We’ve upgraded our Google Sheets data source, making it a whole lot easier to keep your Google-Sheet-powered widgets up to date. First and foremost, we’ve changed the way we pull in data from a Google Sheet; instead of automatically updating every 15 minutes as before, each widget will now update within three minutes of a change to your spreadsheet.
This applies to all Google Sheets widgets, apart from those that rely on pivot tables or IMPORT functions, such as IMPORTDATA. Those will continue to refresh every 15 minutes, however it’s now no longer necessary to use a script or other workaround to get these to work in Geckoboard. Just set up your widget the way you want it and our automatic refresh will do the rest!
Log in to your Geckoboard account using the web browser on your phone, and your dashboards will now be perfectly formatted to fit the screen you’re using - ideal for accessing your metrics when you’re away from the office.
All your widgets, groups, status indicators and goals that you’ve set up on your desktop view will be displayed on your mobile-friendly dashboards, and you can easily browse the dashboards on your account by tapping the icon in the bottom right.
A few things to note:
Dashboards will be read-only when accessed through a mobile browser. To add or edit dashboards, switch to a desktop browser.
Mobile-friendly dashboards are available on Team plans or above, however as part of our response to the COVID-19 crisis we are making this available on all plans until 1st September 2020
After months of hard work behind the scenes, we’re incredibly excited to release a huge update to Geckoboard to kick the year off with a bang! For the full story behind what we’ve improved and why, check out the announcement blog post from our CEO, Paul. Here are the highlights:
New dashboard layouts
Our new dashboard layouts make your key metrics clearer and easier to understand than ever before. Widgets can now be grouped so you can show how metrics relate to each other, and you can make better use of space on your dashboard by labelling groups of metrics.
To learn how to convert your dashboards to use the new look, check out our help article.
We’ve redesigned key visualizations and indicators to make them even easier to read at a distance.
Fresh new design and brand
Our dashboards have been updated with a bold new design that improves legibility and makes them more engaging for your team. We’ve carried this through to our website and help center with a complete rebrand that we hope you love as much as we do.
We’ve made it easier to track performance throughout a business cycle by improving timespan options on certain integrations. You can now display data for the current calendar quarter or year-to-date, and also compare performance to the previous period on the following integrations:
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This update opens up a range of possibilities that make your dashboards even more useful for communicating progress:
Visualize performance against a quarterly sales target
Show customer support performance for the year-to-date
Compare the current quarter to the same quarter last year (ideal for businesses affected by seasonality)
Compare today’s performance to the same day last week
Compare the current month’s performance to the same month last year
Access these new filters simply by adding or editing a widget powered by one of the integrations above.
We’ve rebuilt our Google Analytics integration from the ground up to make visualizing data from your Google Analytics account easier than ever before. Here’s a rundown of what’s included in this update:
Build and edit Google Analytics widgets faster with a brand new interface that allows you to configure your widgets from your dashboard, and easily switch between GA accounts and views
Quickly visualize popular metrics from Google Analytics across seven different visualizations, using a range of one-click presets
Access all your metrics from Google Analytics, including custom metrics and goals, as well as GA-enabled metrics for AdWords, AdSense, Ad Exchange, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, DoubleClick for Publishers, DoubleClick Bid Manager and DoubleClick Search
Improved comparison visualizations
Improved filtering options, including the ability to add multiple filters and use custom strings