What's New

Subscribe to updates

    December 6, 2016

    New: 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.

    manage-screens-1

    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.

    December 1, 2016

    New: 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.

    stripe-geckoboard

    December 1, 2016

    New: 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.

    chartmogul-geckoboard

    Learn more in their post here.

    November 30, 2016

    Update: 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.

    people-invite-manage

    November 24, 2016

    Update:  Lower-than goals on Line, Bar, and Column charts

    We’ve rolled out lower-than goals to the Line, Bar and Column charts. They’re available on the Spreadsheets, Salesforce, and Datasets integrations.

    lower-goals-bar-line-column

    November 18, 2016

    Update: 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
      }
    }
    

    November 11, 2016

    New: 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.

    scale-to-fit-settings

    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’.

    November 4, 2016

    Update: 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.

    November 2, 2016

    Update: Integrations list improvements

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

    Updated integrations page

    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.

    November 2, 2016

    Update: 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!

    smarter-goals

    October 25, 2016

    New:  See how often a widget updates

    We’ve made it easier to check the refresh interval of your widgets, which is especially helpful when you’re building a dashboard and want to check things are working as they should.

    Find out how often a widget updates by simply hovering over the clock in the widget’s footer.

    Widget refresh interval

    October 24, 2016

    New: JIRA widgets

    New JQL widgets

    We’ve added two new widgets to our JIRA integration, significantly extending what data you can display on your dashboard.

    With JQL Ticket Count you can show the number of tickets that match a specific JQL query, and with the JQL Ticket List you can see the details of the tickets.

    As they’re based off JQL the possibilities are pretty much endless, but some examples of things you might want to add to your dashboard might be:

    • The specific tickets that are currently being worked on
    • The number of critical bugs
    • The number of issues left in a particular epic

    Enjoy!

    October 19, 2016

    New: Reverse sort

    Sometimes small numbers are better than big ones! We’ve added the ability to reverse how your leaderboards are sorted so they can now be ranked in ascending order. Find the new ‘Reverse sort order’ option in our Spreadsheets, Salesforce and Datasets integrations.

    Leaderboard reverse sort

    October 14, 2016

    Update: Quickly edit a widget's title and size

    It takes experimentation to find the perfect layout for your dashboard. This means frequently changing the size of your widgets, shuffling them around, and adjusting their titles to give the right amount of context to your metrics.

    We’ve just made this process a lot easier by enabling you to change the titles and sizes of your widgets directly from the dashboard itself. The sizing options live under the 3-dot menu in a widget’s footer, and you can change the title simply by clicking on it.

    edit-title-and-size

    October 14, 2016

    Update: Quick access to your connected services

    Save time while building your dashboards with quick access to your connections. The updated Add Widget button now provides shortcuts to the 5 data sources you’ve most recently used, as well as the Text and Image widgets!

    add-widget-menu

    October 4, 2016

    New: Append data to a dataset

    We’ve just released one of the most highly requested improvements to our Datasets API - the ability to append new records to a dataset without replacing all of the existing ones.

    This makes it substantially easier to integrate with data sources that don’t provide access to historic data, as you no longer have to manage that state yourself. Every time you have new data, simply send it to us and we’ll take care of adding and updating the records in your dataset.

    Support for the new append method is available in both our Node and Ruby client libraries, and you can read more about how to use it on our developer site.

    September 28, 2016

    Update: Dashboard headings

    We’ve just released an update to our text widget that now enables you to add simple, clear headings to groups of widgets, or your dashboard as a whole. Headings have a larger font size than widget titles, and are useful for adding extra context to your metrics that can be seen from a distance.

    headings-update

    Within our text widget you’ll now see the option to create headings that are 1, 2, 3 or 4 widgets wide, or ‘full width’ for larger dashboards.

    September 19, 2016

    New: Filter a Dataset

    When building a widget from a Dataset, you’ll now be able to apply filters to the underlying data. Filters make it possible to use a single, large dataset to create a variety of more specific widgets.

    For example, a Dataset that contained worldwide sales data could be filtered to show ‘Total Sales from US and UK’, or ‘Average deal size for non-US countries’, alongside aggregate statistics such as ‘Total worldwide Sales’.

    You can currently filter on string fields, and we plan to support more types soon.

    September 16, 2016

    New: Multi-Series Column Charts

    Today we’ve released a new visualization type: the multi-series column chart. You can now plot up to three series on the same chart. This is particularly useful for when you want to track the same metric for multiple segments over time.

    Multi series column chart

    To begin with the new visualization is just available for our Spreadsheets integration and Custom API, but we’ll be extending support for multi-series column charts to our Datasets and Salesforce features in the coming days.

    September 6, 2016

    Update: Column chart visualization

    Today we’re rolling out some major improvements to our column chart visualisation. These include:

    Better handling of date and time data

    When displaying data plotted against a date or time, column charts will now label axes much more intelligently in order to prevent overcrowding in your widget. For example, if you’re configuring your widget to show weekly data over a year-long period, the column chart may now label each month (rather than every single week), depending on how large the widget is.

    In addition, column charts will now handle data points at irregular intervals and missing values much more effectively.

    Scaling based on size of data set

    When plotting a large set of data, columns within the chart will now scale down to fit within the space available, meaning it’s much easier to display most or all of your dataset within your visualization.

    Column chart before and after

    New tooltip

    When building a dashboard, hover over a data point on your column chart with your mouse and you’ll notice a new tooltip that displays the exact value that’s plotted.

    To begin with just widgets built with our Spreadsheets and Salesforce integrations or our API will be upgraded, with our other integrations following in the coming weeks.

    August 26, 2016

    New: Spreadsheets Text Widget

    We’ve just added the text visualization to our Spreadsheets integration! You can use it to display the latest cell in a selection, or loop through the most recent five.

    We use it at Geckoboard to show our “What’s new” updates and customer feedback on our Development Team dashboard.

    Combined with Google Sheet’s IMPORT features it opens up a multitude of opportunities for what you can display on your board.

    Enjoy!

    Spreadsheet Text Visualization

    August 8, 2016

    New: Subscribe to product updates

    You can now keep track of updates to Geckoboard by subscribing to our What’s New RSS feed. Just click the Subscribe to updates button at the top of the What’s New section to grab the feed, or paste this link into your RSS reader of choice (eg Feedly).

    August 8, 2016

    New: Preview the contents of a dataset

    You can now remind yourself of the structure of a dataset, preview the records in there, and see how long it’s been since it was last updated. This is particularly helpful when you start working with a dataset you’ve not touched in a while, and need a reminder of what’s in it. You can access the dataset preview from the dataset options menu in the navigation bar.

    Previewing a dataset

    August 3, 2016

    New: Comparison styling available on Datasets line charts

    You can now set comparison styling on one of a line chart’s series. It’s perfect for showing period-over-period comparisons, as it keeps the emphasis on the present period while still giving a point of reference. You’ll find the option in the new Series options menu by clicking the three dots next to any series.

    datasets-comparison

    July 29, 2016

    Update: Line chart upgrade

    Today we’ve begun rolling out the latest version of our line chart to all our integrations. We’ve started with Mixpanel, but will be rolling out to all our integrations over the next week. Find out more about the change in this blog post.

    Updated line chart

    July 22, 2016

    New: 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.

    Dataesets record count example

    July 19, 2016

    New: Emoji support

    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.

    Geckoboard now supports emoji

    July 18, 2016

    New: Example dataset

    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 🚀

    datasets-sample

    July 18, 2016

    Update: 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.

    datasets-secondary

    July 15, 2016

    Update: 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!

    Image widgets before Image widgets after

    July 14, 2016

    Update: 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() or today()-1 in your spreadsheets.

    July 14, 2016

    Update: 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.

    datasets-geck-options

    July 14, 2016

    New: 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.

    datasets-docs

    July 12, 2016

    Update: 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. Extra image sizes

    July 11, 2016

    New: Split a metric into multiple series on Datasets line charts

    Our new Split feature allows you to break down a single metric into multiple series.

    datasets-split-by

    This gives you more versatility when working with datasets that have more advanced schemas - such as those where you have entries for multiple categories each day.

    July 8, 2016

    Update: Fine-tune tab

    We’ve moved and renamed the Advanced Settings controls found in our Salesforce and Spreadsheet integrations. Precision, Abbreviation and Unit Controls can now be found in the new Fine-tune tab. This helps us keep the UI simple, and easy to use, as we give you more control over how your visualisations are rendered.

    New Fine-tune tab

    July 7, 2016

    Update: Aggregate functions for more Datasets charts

    You can now apply aggregate functions to the Leaderboards, Column, and Bar charts you’ve built with Datasets. This makes it much easier to create charts showing things like ‘Total Sales by Country’, or ‘Average Response Time by Rep’.

    datasets-bar-agg

    July 6, 2016

    New: Unit control

    We’ve added the ability to adjust what units are displayed on your Salesforce and Spreadsheet visualisations. The new unit controls allows you to manually enter any prefix or suffix up to 3 characters long. This means if you’d prefer to display your currency differently to our default option you now can. As examples you might want Swedish Krona to show as 100 Kr instead of SEK 100, or New Zealand Dollars to just have the $.

    We’ll shortly be rolling out these controls, as well as our precision and abbreviation features to our other integrations.

    Unit control example

    June 30, 2016

    New: Datasets multi-series line chart support

    Our Datasets Beta now supports multi-series line charts, allowing you to plot multiple metrics from a dataset on the same visualisation.

    multi-series-demo

    June 30, 2016

    Update: Number styling

    To make your metrics stand out, and to allow you to fit more on a widget, we’ve reduced the font size we use to render units. In the example below $, K and % are all now displayed smaller than the numbers.

    Currently this change only affects Spreadsheets and Salesforce widgets, but as with our other recent visualisation improvements, we will be rolling these out to more integrations soon.

    unit-abbreviation-font-size

    June 23, 2016

    Update: Extra Facebook Ads metrics

    We’ve added lots more metrics to our Facebook Ads integration. You can now track: Likes, Comments, Follows, CPC, CPM, CTR, Unique Clicks, Reach and much more!

    June 21, 2016

    Update: Precision and Abbreviation control for more widgets

    We’ve now rolled out Precision and Abbreviation control for all Salesforce and Spreadsheets visualisations.

    June 17, 2016

    New: Datasets API

    We’ve just released a beta of our new approach to working with custom data in Geckoboard. When you want the highest level of control, or to create widgets using your own data sources, the new Datasets API is the best way to get that data into Geckoboard.

    There’s just one data type - a simple, tabular structure called a Dataset - from which you can create a whole variety of different widgets using our powerful editor.

    Building widgets from a dataset

    It’s simple to try out different visualisations to find the one that’s most appropriate for your dashboard, and to make changes as your needs evolve. The editor also makes it possible for non-developers to make new widgets and change existing ones without having to ask for more development time.

    To get started, take a look at the documentation for the new API, and then create your first dataset! We’d love to hear your feedback to help us shape the feature while it’s in beta.

    May 25, 2016

    Update: Line chart styling

    We’ve updated our old style line charts to use straight rather than curved lines. This brings our line charts more in line with data visualisation best practices and matches the style we apply to the line charts found in our most recent integrations (e.g. Spreadsheets and Salesforce).

    Before:

    Line chart before

    After:

    Line chart after

    May 25, 2016

    New: Precision and abbreviation control

    Today we’ve started rolling out extra controls for displaying your number widgets.

    Precision and abbreviation control in action

    Our new decimal places feature allows you to manually set the precision of numbers in your widgets, so that you can show the level of detail appropriate for your dashboard.

    You can also override our automatically-set abbreviations. Numbers can now be shown in their raw state, or as Thousands (K), Millions (M), or Billions (B).

    The new Decimal Places and Abbreviation options are currently only available on the Spreadsheets number widget, but we will be rolling the functionality out to other visualisations and integrations in the coming weeks.

    This is the first part of a series of improvements we have planned for giving you more control over your visualisations.

    April 27, 2016

    Update: Number widget secondary stat

    We’ve improved how the number widget’s secondary stat displays a percentage change when the previous value is zero. While what we were doing before was mathematically correct, showing an ‘infinite' increase or ‘NaN' isn’t very useful. Now, when your previous value was zero, we always show the absolute rather than relative change. So if your current value is 10 and your previous value was 0 we’ll now show an increase of 10, rather than an infinite percentage increase.

    Currently this change just applies to Salesforce, Spreadsheet and Custom number widgets - we’re working on rolling it out across the board.

    change from zero

    April 19, 2016

    Update: Line chart tooltip

    To make it easier to read off the values on your line charts, we’ve upgraded the tooltip. The new tooltip fully supports multiple series and now also includes the x-value so you know exactly which point it’s referring to.

    multi-series-tooltip

    April 15, 2016

    New: Salesforce sort order

    To give you added control over how your Salesforce bar charts are plotted, the integration now takes into account the sort order saved in your Salesforce report.

    As an example of what this let’s you achieve, here’s the same chart sorted by record count in the first and alphabetically in the second.

    The same report showing states sorted by record count and alphabetically

    April 12, 2016

    New: 'What's new' section

    We wanted to share more of the updates, fixes and improvements we’re shipping every day at Geckoboard, so say Hello to our What’s New section. We’ll be posting here frequently to let you know about any product changes as and when they’re released - stay tuned!