Product updates

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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Send NULL values to a Dataset

Lots of our customers use the Datasets API to pull data into Geckoboard from their own database, so I’m pleased to say we now support sending NULL values to a Dataset.

Any of the numeric field types (number, percentage, or money) can accept NULL values. You’ll need to specify in your schema that you want a field to accept NULL values by setting the optional parameter:

"fields":{
  "customers":{
    "type": "number",
    "name": "Customers",
    "optional": true
  }
}

Dashboards now scale to fit your screen

Dashboards can now scale to fit the screen they’re on when set to full screen mode. This means your dashboard will make the most of all the screen real-estate available on your HD or 4K display, no matter how many widgets you have.

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New dashboards will do this automatically when full screen mode is activated. For existing dashboards where you may want to keep the old full screen behaviour, we’ve given you the option to activate this on a dashboard-by-dashboard basis. You can choose to enable scale to fit in Dashboard Settings by checking ‘Scale to fit display when full screen’.

Improvements to our Zendesk integration

Our Zendesk integration just got a lot more useful.

  • Most widgets now support filtering by group or agent.
  • We’ve added a Ticket View Count widget which displays the total number of tickets in a View that you’ve created in Zendesk.
  • The Recent Satisfaction Comments widget is easier to read.
  • The Top Ticket Solvers widget is now a leaderboard.

Integrations list improvements

We’ve just given our integrations list a big overhaul!

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The list now has more structure to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. The new Recent Connections section gives you quick access to the services you’ve used most recently, and the Dashboard Tools section is home to non-data things such as the Clock, Text and Image widgets.

Lower-than goals

Sometimes you want things to go down, not up. If your churn rate goal is 5%, we’re fairly sure you wouldn’t think being at 10% was a success 📉

We now allow you to specify that your goal is to be lower than a particular value on our Spreadsheets, Salesforce and Datasets Gecko-meters, and we’ll be adding support to our other visualisations shortly!

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