Many of our customers have been integrating "other data" (data sources which aren’t supported by our 60+ pre-built integrations) using a feature in Geckoboard called Custom Widgets. If you’re not familiar with them, Custom Widgets are a way to visualize data from a source we don’t support on your TV dashboard. They use the same simple and digestible visualizations we have designed for our pre-built integrations, but are capable of pulling data from services, databases and any other data sources which Geckoboard hasn’t already integrated with.
After talking with many of our customers we have been genuinely amazed at some of the things being built with Custom Widgets. We love the way you’re innovating in some impressive ways on top of the application we’ve lovingly built. It also became clear that a lot of these projects, hacks, ideas and new perspectives have the potential to go even further.
Because of this, we’re pleased to introduce to you Geckoboard’s new Developer Community! The goal of our community is to give you all a forum to share the useful integrations you’ve built using Custom Widgets, and also be a place to ask if anyone else has previously integrated a particular data source you’re looking at. We hope it will give you a platform to accelerate your success with Geckoboard and also showcase your awesomeness.