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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:08

Dashing framework

Dashing is a mature dashboard framework, based on Sinatra, used to build very beautiful dashboards. It's frequently used to display dashboards on TV screens in offices.

Here are the main features:
  • use premade widgets, or fully create your own with scss, html, and coffeescript
  • widgets harness the power of data bindings to keep things simple. Powered by batman.js
  • use the API to push data to your dashboards, or make use of a simple ruby DSL for fetching data
  • drag & Drop interface for re-arranging your widgets
  • host your dashboards on Heroku in less than 30 seconds
The project was created at Shopify for displaying custom dashboards on TV screens.

Example 1 link - Example 2 (TV screen) link

More information on the project website.
Published in other
Saturday, 15 April 2017 08:42

WSO2 Smart Analytics

WSO2 Smart Analytics is a very robust open source analytics platform. With Smart Analytics you can utilize batch analytics for historical analysis, interactive analysis for running complex queries across multiple datasets, and use machine learning models for predictive analysis.

It is also a dashboard tool, with the ability to record events and the ability to track operational metrics, to create powerful visualizations for management.

More information available on WSO2 website.

Direct download link is here.
Published in analytics
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 13:48

Dynistics Dashboards

Dynistics has created a professional, easy-to-install, industry-leading graphical, dashboard reporting solution. This provides executives and operational staff with graphical reports delivered directly to their desktop browser, that helps align operational decisions with the achievement of goals at every level of the organisation.

Active Dashboards is a new approach to reporting results and predicting future outcomes, bringing together all of the elements needed to deliver a solution that reflects the dynamic, data-driven business in which most organisations are required to operate. The company also offers a dynamic way to deliver and share key information throughout the organisations: Active Scoreboards.

More information on Dynistics website. A demo dashboard gallery is here.
Published in analytics
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:15

InetSoft's Style Scope™

InetSoft's Style Scope™ is an easy to use interactive dashboard solution that includes real time reporting capabilities. It is an edition of Style Intelligence that focuses on business data monitoring and exploration by combining a data intelligence platform with visualization technology, serving both enterprises and solution providers.

More information can be found here. Some dashboards examples can be found here.
A short 3-minutes presentation.
Published in analytics
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:50

Vaadin framework

Vaadin is a Java framework for building modern web applications that look greata and perform well. The core software is free and open source. Programmers can simply work with pure Java code and do not worry about technologies such as JavaScript, HTML and Ajax while coding. Vaadin is a server-centric architecture; that means most logic is processed on the server side.
A dashboard demo is available here.

Vaadin website: You can also find it on GitHub.
Published in web
Friday, 24 February 2017 16:35

A project to follow

Data Ninja just published on Codecanyon a very interesting collaborative platform for dashboard creation and sharing. Some features:

  • Multi tenant – users can set up private account with secure login and password
  • Collaboration functionality – invite others by email to collaborate on charts and dashboards
  • “My Dashboards” panel – displays all dashboards you develop and maintain and those that you are collaborating on
  • Brand new enhanced menu that has thumbnail display of collaborators

More informations available here. The product demo is here.
You can start to build your own dashboard.
Published in web
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:48


Metabase is a new and interesting project. It is a powerful analytics tool which lets anyone learn and make decisions from their organization’s data. No technical knowledge is required, even if you can also use a SQL query editor to answer to your questions.

Metabase is built and maintained by a dedicated team, and is open source, so the community can help improve it too. You get new features, interface improvements, and bug fixes for free, and can forget about building or maintaining your own analytics platform.

More information on the GitHub page or on the official website.
Published in analytics
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:54

Cyclotron dashboard

Cyclotron is a platform for creating and hosting dashboards, independent of any kind of data source. It permits to load and visualize data without programming skills.
It could be defined as the "CMS of dashboarding". Cyclotron is an open spurce project developed by Expedia Inc., one of the world's leading travel companies. Here at Freney we are testing Cyclotron, to understand if it could be used for our projects. We hope to publish some prototypes in our "playground" section.

More information here. The software can be dounloaded on GitHub.
Published in analytics