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Lots of new developments

Written by Jason on March 9, 2012

It's been a busy time here, and it's been too long since we last posted an update. As you may have seen already, we've been rolling out lots of improvements and productivity enhancements to make your analyses and visualizations better than ever. Here's a quick summary of some recent developments:

  • Fully integrated dashboards
    • Build them with our easy-to-use graphical interface, and share them with a few clicks
  • Lots more data that's ready for you to use
    • The biggest addition are 12 datasets from the World Bank, comprising nearly 1000 individual data series
  • An improved UI
    • Nothing major - but we've made a few changes to make common tasks more efficient
  • Tweak the appearance of analyses after they've been generated
    • It may not seem like much, but when you're trying to get a "perfect" chart, being able to change its appearance after the analysis has been run will save you more time than you can believe.
  • A more powerful API
    • Now create new fields and add new data imports to further automate your capture needs
    • Of course, all the previous functionality is still there
  • Greater system capacity
    • You shouldn't even notice a difference. However, as your needs grow, we want to ensure that we're in a position to handle them.

Since there are so many new things, we'll review them over multiple posts, but we wanted to highlight the biggest new addition right now - integrated dashboards.

Historically, users needed their own website to build a dashboard (pages with more than a single table or chart). Now, they can create and share their dashboards all from within Tuhunga.

With an easy-to-use interface, you can select and format all of your output. And that includes being able to incorporate elements from other sites, so you can customize the dashboard's "look and feel" to match your own brand.

As February's employment situation report was released this morning, we thought we'd take a look at a sample dashboard reviewing the current labor status in some cyclical sectors of the US economy:

Note that the latest job openings and hiring data from the BLS is as of December. Also, we've set this dashboard to be static so it will always reflect the data available as of March 9th -- of course your dashboards can automatically update if you like.

Just as you would with individual tables and charts, you can embed a dashboard on your own web page. If you wanted to embed this dashboard on your own site, all you'd need to do is add the following to the page:

<iframe src="" frameborder=0 width=100% height=800px></iframe>

Or, if you prefer, you can also let others see the dashboard by sending them this link:

Once we'd completed our four charts, it took less than five minutes to pull the dashboard together.

We hope you'll find our integrated dashboards make life a little easier. If you've got any questions or comments, please let us know.

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