Record Count and extra time bucket support for Datasets
Our Datasets feature now supports Record count.In our example Space Cargo dataset this now means you can now plot the no. of orders by day and then split that by category or destination. This feature will get more powerful as we add additional filtering options.
We’ve also added Week and Minute time bucket options, giving you more flexibility over how you group your data.
Widget titles and units now support emoji! The flags are a concise way of indicating different regions or teams and emotions are a great way of showing customer sentiment. We’re using emoji on a Google Sheets leaderboard to show the status of various items on our backlog.
If you’re on a Mac, the easiest way to add an emoji is to open the keyboard with
cmd + ctrl + space, otherwise just copy paste the symbol you’re after from getemoji.com.
We just added a sample dataset, so that anyone can try out our new Datasets feature without writing a single line of code. Check out the powerful widget-building interface by exploring data from our fictitious intergalactic delivery company 🚀
Secondary visualisations on Datasets number widgets
The Number visualisation in Datasets now supports showing a secondary visualisation.
You can show a fixed comparison to the previous value in the series, which is great for focussing on period-over-period improvement. Alternatively, a sparkline allows you to visualise how a metric is trending over time.
Full bleed image widgets
We’ve updated our image widgets so they now fill the entire width of the widget. We’ve also made the widget’s background transparent so if you’re using a .png, .gif or .svg the dashboards colour will show through, making it easier to brand your dashboard!
Google Sheets now supports calculated dates
We’ve updated our Google Sheets integration to support dates generated by formula, allowing you to use functions like
today()-1 in your spreadsheets.
More options for Datasets Geck-o-meter
The Datasets Geck-o-meter now supports the same options as the Number visualisation - so you can apply functions such as Sum, Average, Min, and Max, as well as change the field used for ordering.
Developer site for the Datasets API
We’ve given the Datasets API developer site a massive overhaul!
The new site is split into three sections:
- An overview of how to use Datasets
- A tutorial to help you quickly set up your first dataset
- A complete API reference
We hope this will make it much easier to get started using the new API, and would love to hear what you think. Check it out at https://developer-beta.geckoboard.com.
Extra image widget sizes
We’ve added some extra size options to our image widget to give you more flexibility over how you layout your dashboard.