Create and manage Dashboard Loops more easily
Dashboard Loops are a great way to display several dashboards on a single screen.
For example, you might want to display some company-wide metrics alongside your team’s existing dashboard, have a project-specific dashboard you need to keep an eye on in addition to your day-to-day metrics, or have several teams who share a single screen.
A Dashboard Loop cycles through two or more dashboards you select from your Geckoboard account, pausing on each dashboard for an amount of time you choose. This allows you to display much more information on a screen without having to squeeze all your metrics onto a single dashboard.
Previously, building a Dashboard Loop involved digging into your account settings and negotiating a tricky set of menu options. This update makes it much easier to create, manage and adjust the timing of Dashboard Loops from right within the main dashboard interface.
In addition, you can also now effortlessly change the ordering of dashboards in a loop just by dragging and dropping your dashboards into the order you want.
Easily share Dashboard Loops with your team using a secure sharing link or by selecting your loop within our screens menu to broadcast it instantly onto your TV or large screen.
To give it a spin, click the new Loops option at the top of your screen the next time you log in to Geckoboard!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.