Product updates

Smarter Google Analytics Number and Leaderboard widgets

We’ve changed the way Google Analytics Number and Leaderboard widgets are set up.

Number widget: We’ve consolidated several number widgets into a single widget that allows you to choose from a much wider range of GA metrics to display on your dashboard. We’ve also added pre-built filters that allow you to easily fine-tune your widget, available in a simple drop-down.

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Leaderboard widget: In similar fashion to our GA number widget, we’ve consolidated all our GA list widgets into a single leaderboard that offers access to many more metrics from Google Analytics. Pre-built filters have also been added, and we’ve made some tweaks to the design to make it easier to read the values.

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Using the older versions of these two widgets? Don’t worry: these will continue to work and you can still copy and edit them.

Revamped user permissions and Admin area

Today we’re launching an update that adds two new user types that give you more control over who has access to specific dashboards and features within Geckoboard. We’ve also given our Admin area a major overhaul to make important account-related tasks more straightforward.

Read more detail about these changes here or explore the new layout by clicking ‘Admin’ whilst logged in!

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Easily send data from MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases to Geckoboard

We’ve made it much easier for developers to pull data from a database and visualize it in Geckoboard using our Datasets API. SQL-Dataset is a command line app that makes integrating your MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite database with Geckoboard as simple as filling out a config file, removing the need to work with client libraries or write bespoke code.

Get started with SQL-Dataset here and start sending metrics from your database in minutes!

Custom theme builder and dashboard footer

Making your dashboard look great and on-brand is an important part of keeping everyone on your team engaged with their metrics, especially when you’re displaying it prominently on a TV in your office.

Today we’re launching a set of features that make it much easier to customize your dashboard’s theme to match your company brand. Open the new ‘Customize Appearance’ option in your dashboard settings and you’ll see new options for creating a custom theme, uploading a logo and toggling a brand new footer on or off.

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Read more in the launch post!

Larger widget titles

Our dashboards are designed for the wall of your office, to share key metrics with your whole team. To make widget titles easier to read from a distance we’ve increased their size on all new dashboards.

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The size of titles on existing dashboards will remain unchanged, but you can switch over to the larger titles by checking “Use large widget titles” in your dashboard’s settings.

Easily pair a TV and remotely manage your dashboards

We’ve just launched a new, much easier way to display your dashboards on a TV! When logged in, the new ‘Screens’ option at the top of your account now allows you to securely pair a screen without having to type in a long sharing link into your TV. Once paired, you can now instantly change which dashboard from your account is displayed on your screen without having to type in a new sharing link or visit your screen.

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For anyone using one of our recommended devices for running a browser on a TV we’ve also launched a Chrome OS app that makes it much easier to boot directly into your dashboards, removing the need to reconfigure your TV each and every morning.

Read more about what’s new in our launch post, or click ‘Screens’ the next time you log into Geckoboard to try it out.

Financial metrics from Stripe

Stripe, as one of the market leaders in online payments, needs no introduction. Our new Stripe integration lets you show metrics relating to your charges, subscriptions, and balance.

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Financial metrics from ChartMogul

We’ve just added a new integration with ChartMogul. ChartMogul help you to make sense of your subscription business, computing a load of key metrics such as MRR, ARR, and churn for a wide range of billing systems. Our integration lets you pull those useful metrics straight onto your dashboard as either a number or a line chart.

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Learn more in their post here.

Inviting and managing collaborators

Next time you log in to Geckoboard, you’ll see a new People option in the app’s header.

From here, you can add colleagues to your Geckoboard account so they can create dashboards of their own, or help you create yours.

You’re also able to view a list of all the collaborators in your account, and remove people who no longer need access.

Finally, if you need to manage read-only users or per-dashboard access rights, just hit the Advanced settings link to go back to the old user management tools. We’ll be migrating these features to the new People section over time.

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