Product updates

Performance improvements to Google Sheets widgets

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!