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API: Facebook Insights

Barnabas Debreczeni
suggested this on January 09, 2011 14:26

A Facebook Insights widget would be really cool: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/api#analytics

 

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Barnabas Debreczeni

Service Name: Facebook Insights

Category: Social Media or Web Analytics (or Application Analytics)

Key Data: Should be customizable from this list: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/fql/insights#Metrics

January 09, 2011 14:32
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Barnabas,

Thanks for the suggestion. Facebook insights are currently on our to-do of new integrations. While you wait, GeckoboardApps currently have a Facebook widget that shows you how many 'likes' a page has, if that is of any help.

http://geckoboardapps.com/browse

Ciara

January 10, 2011 10:28
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Dave Malicke

Hello,

I would like to add the Facebook "likes" widget to my dashboard. I follow the instructions on geckoboardapps.com, but the widget does not load properly on the dashboard. It just shows up blank? Any suggestions?

Thank you

July 18, 2011 18:02
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Dave,

Could you let me know the page name you are trying to show likes for and I can have a look into it for you.

Ciara

July 19, 2011 11:08
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Dave Malicke

Hi Ciara,

The page is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/OpenMichigan/94137343500

Thanks for looking into this!

Dave

July 19, 2011 12:09
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Dave,

I've had a look into this and to get the widget working you need to enter 94137343500 (the end of the URL) into the "Page Name or ID" and it should work. Have a go and let me know if you're still having difficulties.

Ciara

July 19, 2011 12:15
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Dave Malicke

that did the trick. thank you!

July 19, 2011 13:53
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Ciara
Geckoboard

No problem, glad I could help you out.

Let us know if you need anything else.

Ciara

July 19, 2011 13:54
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Ian Pereira

Hi Ciara,

Is Geckoboard open to third party for development of widgets?

I mean can I come out with a Facebook widget for Geckoboard?

If so, can you help me with the documentation and all?

 

: Ian 

October 12, 2011 12:13
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Ian, 

At the moment the way to do this would be to develop a custom widget using the API [http://support.geckoboard.com/forums/207979-geckoboard-api].

However, we're currently looking into having a platform for customers to develop widgets and make it available to other customers. If you'd be interested in this we could keep you informed about the developments. 

Ciara

October 12, 2011 12:26
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Ian Pereira

Hi Ciara,

Yes, I am interested in having such a platform. something like an Apple Appstore. Such that I create an app for Geckoboard and its displays in the GB widget list. 

It would act as a good boost for the GB as there are many developers waiting to use the potential of GB for their growth as well. 

Do keep me updated about it.

: Ian

October 12, 2011 12:39
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Thanks Ian, this is pretty much what we are looking into.

We'll keep you updated on the progress.

Ciara

October 12, 2011 12:45
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Ian Pereira

Hi Ciara,

Can you tell me about how much time it may take for that feature to be reality. 

I mean if you could tell me something like "It may take months" or "it may take days" or "it may take years"

Something like a rough estimate. 

: Ian

October 13, 2011 13:05
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Ian,

If you'd be interested in testing it out before it goes live we would hope it to have something for you to play with in 2-3 weeks. We'll be testing it for a little while before it goes live. 

Ciara

October 13, 2011 14:06
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Val Agostino

Whatever happened to the work on the Facebook insights widget?  Is this still under development, or have any 3rd parties produced one?  Thanks!

June 12, 2012 04:20
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Gareth Wilson
Geckoboard

Hi Val - There's a Facebook likes widget that was created a third-party (http://j.mp/geckowidgets) or are your requirements more involved?

June 12, 2012 10:14
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Max Bernstein

Hello —

I'm with Val and we do have some more involved requirements. Ideally we'd hook into the Graph (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/). Do you currently have any Geckoboard-created or third-party widgets that accomplish this?

 

Max

June 18, 2012 18:02
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Gareth Wilson
Geckoboard

Hi Max. No, not that I'm aware of. What are the specific charts and widgets you'd most like to see?

June 19, 2012 11:10
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Max Bernstein

Hello —

 

We'd look at site engagement, distribution on Facebook, referral traffic, and organic shares. These would be line graphs. We'd also like to be able to plot location on the map... Thoughts?

 

Max

June 19, 2012 17:59
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Kate

Hi there - 

I just installed the FB Like widget but I am getting the error - Could not parse XML start tag expected, '<' not found at line 1 ?

June 24, 2012 00:20
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Gareth Wilson
Geckoboard

Thanks Kate, I've created a support ticket for this so we can follow up with that.

June 25, 2012 10:11
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Paul Mullin

I just tried using the facebook like widget and an error displays 'Sorry, server error.' in the Configure Custom Widget box.  Any thoughts?

 

Thanks

August 15, 2012 17:55
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Gareth Wilson
Geckoboard

Hi Paul, what's the URL to your Facebook page so that I can test this out and try and find a solution for you? Thanks.

August 16, 2012 08:35
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Paul Mullin

Here's the link to the facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/Budweiser

I just grabbed the Budweiser and placed it in the designated spot.  I'm thinking it could be age-gated that is causing the problem.  Would there be anyway around it?

 

Thanks for looking into this for me.

Paul

August 16, 2012 13:55
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Gareth Wilson
Geckoboard

Hi Paul, I've taken a look at this for you and you're right, the age block is causing an issue with this third-party widget. I'll drop you an email with ways around it.

August 17, 2012 11:58
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Zach

I would really like to see our Facebook App DAU/MAU on our board.

November 01, 2012 00:22