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Tag: businessintelligence

Developers, here’s your Jolicharts API!

Developers, the Jolicharts team has now released a killer feature you’re going to be delighted with: an API.

The API will enable you to embed your Jolicharts dashboards into any external information system (web app, website, Intranet, Extranet, hosted software,…), without anyone being able to notice your dashboards actually come from Jolicharts – call it White Label.

So how does the Jolicharts API works, concretely?

Each dashboard now has its own private API key you can find by replicating the manoeuvre illustrated on the screenshot displayed. Beware, API keys are accessible only to dashboard owners.

Embedding a dashboard into an application is about 2 processes you must control perfectly: process 1 is about controlling incoming data or your datasource(s); process 2 is about controlling how your analytics dashboard displays in front of your users.

Developers can take full control of datasources upon reading the API documentation dedicated to managing datasources. One of the main innovations in this feature release is you can update your datasource using SFTP, which I think make things very smooth and handy.

Developers can learn to manage their analytics dashboards built with Jolicharts by going through the API documentation dedicated to describing dashboard methods. At Verteego for instance – the environmental management SaaS provider that spun off Jolicharts, for each new project our customers create, a model dashboard is automatically duplicated using the dashboard / duplicate method.

There you go! Application developers can now start using Jolicharts as a white label self-service business intelligence technology. And lovin’ it.

Post scriptum: for those not familiar with the concept of an API, here’s a support page about how to get started with the Jolicharts API.

Geographic data visualization made simple with Jolicharts

In Jolicharts, it doesn’t matter whether:

- in your datasource, you have the address of each of your subsidiaries typed in, or just their name and country (if they’re registered on Google Maps), or their GPS coordinates.

- your country, for instance Switzerland, is written ‘Switzerland’, or CH, or using its GPS coordinates.

Provide your rationale makes sense in Google Maps, maps in Jolicharts will always display accurately.

This to ensure our users, who are all familiar with Google Maps, have a productivity boost when creating geographic data visualizations with their own numbers.

October 26th 2012 addendum: you can even add specific region selections to your maps now (continents, sub-continents, countries, US states)!