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From Google Charts to D3.JS: coming soon!

In order to keep Jolicharts on the cutting edge, we’ve been in the process of upgrading from Google Charts to a D3.JS custom charting library.

Google Charts has been incredibly useful and we still think it is one of the best charting libraries. What’s more it is also the only charting library that provides maps (actually, Google Maps, as you may have guessed).

To answer an underlying need of our community of users, we’ve decided that it was time for a change and we’ve started to migrate from Google Charting API to D3.JS.


D3.JS (D3 stands for Data Driven Document) is a JavaScript library that enables developers to create custom innovative charts. See below some examples of the basic charts that are already available with this library (but not on Jolicharts yet! for sure you’ll be informed when D3.JS for Jolicharts is released).

2013-08-26 09_27_45-Gallery · mbostock_d3 Wiki · GitHub

Nice visuals, so great news, isn’it?

Work is still in progress. We need to integrate these charts with Jolicharts to enhance your Business Intelligence dashboards and reporting experience on Jolicharts.

New feature: Connect Jolicharts to Google Sheets

Google Drive and Jolicharts Connection

We are happy to announce today that it is now possible to create datasource from Google Spreadsheets.

When creating a new datasource, you’ll now see the “Google Spreadsheet” option appear. All you need is to connect to your Google account, and select the spreadsheet where the data is located.

Google Spreadsheet as Datasource

Creating charts and dashboard in the clouds has never been easier!

Turn your Jolicharts dashboard into slides with slid.es

Slid.es is a new online presentations tool. Based on reveal.js, HTML5 and CSS technology, it enables you to create lightweight, clear and beautiful presentations. As you will see, Powerpoint could have some real competitor with Slid.es (or other HTML5 presentation tools like Bunkr.me…).

Our tool, Jolicharts is as well designed on HTML5 and Javascript. These technologies are already powering most of the major web applications.

HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript Logos

That’s why it is really easy to embed any dashboard or chart into your website or a slid.es presentation.

Here is how:

From your Jolicharts dashboard:

  1. Click on the Share button of a chart (or even dashboard)
  2. Click on Embed chart
  3. Copy-paste the iframe code into the source code of the targeted slid.es.

Because Jolicharts and slid.es are both in the cloud, your charts will always be updated whenever you’ll change the chart’s underlying data.

Here is an example of what you can do with it: