Geckoboard and Screenly

Geckoboard makes a great companion for Screenly. It is one of the most popular dashboard tools with support for a large range of 3rd party sources.

Geckoboard makes a great companion for Screenly. It is one of the most popular dashboard tools with support for a large range of 3rd party sources.

If you’re not familiar with Geckoboard, it is one of the most popular (commercial) dashboard tools out there. One of the biggest strenghts of Geckoboard is the large number of services it integrates with. This means that you can create dashboards for all kinds of things.

Here are some examples of useful dashboards you can create with Geckoboard:

  • Support dashboards with data from Zendesk and Intercom
  • DevOps dashboards with data from New Relic, Jenkins, Pingdom and Github
  • Marketing dashboards with data from Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Twitter
  • Executive dashboards with company wide KPIs


Configure Geckoboard with Screenly

The first thing to keep in mind if you’re intending to use Geckoboard with Screenly is to only use a Raspberry Pi 2. Although the dashboards will still load on the older generation Raspberry Pis, the load time will be significantly shorter with the Raspberry Pi 2.

In order to add your Geckoboard dashboards as assets in Screenly, you need to generate a secret URL. With the secret URL generated, all you need to do is to add it as an asset in Screenly and schedule it as per usual.


Tips for using Geckoboard

  • For best result with Geckoboard, set the Dashboard Width to the 7 col (1670px) setting.


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