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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:12

Project management tool

Redmine is a flexible project management web application, written using the Ruby on Rails framework. It is cross-platform and cross-database. The main features of Redmine include:
  • multiple project and subproject support
  • role-based security
  • bug tracking system
  • Gantt charts and calendars
  • project- and work-based time tracking
  • custom fields and interface
  • document management
  • project-based wikis
  • SCM integration
  • web feeds and eMail support
  • lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) support
  • multi-language support (34 languages)
Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).

More information can be found here. Redmine software can be donwloaded here.

Redmine demo on line is here.
Published in other
Friday, 24 February 2017 21:19


An html5 open source dashboard framework. It's a mature solution with many features and well documented. Here the main features:

Complete set of dashboard elements
Includes all the components that you need to build dashboards in a single package.

Light and Fast
Built with mobile devices in mind, RazorFlow Dashboard Framework is engineered for the fastest load times.

Full-featured charting
Supports Industry-Standard Column, Pie, Bar, Line charts and more.

Real-time updates
Dashboards can be updated in real-time without having to reload the page, and are compatible with web sockets.

Powerful theme-builder
The theme-builder allows you to change the look of your dashboard in just a few clicks.

Built for touch
All dashboards work great on touch devices like smartphones and tablets, with no extra work.

Server-side wrappers
Build complete interactive dashboards in PHP with no JavaScript or HTML coding required.

Embed and integrate
Embed dashboards into existing pages and web applications, and integrate fully using a JavaScript API.

Razorflow has a well-designed set of APIs to build your first HTML5 dashboard in under an hour, which works across platforms and devices. A comprehensive documentation, pre-build dashboards and an extensive feature gallery help you get started fast.

Some samples are available in our playground section.
More details here. The source code can be downloaded for free here.
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