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Real Time Data Monitoring

Published 02/17/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Ducksboard is a dashboard that contains all of the user’s metrics for various projects in one location. The user can set up individual dashboards for each project. A number of popular third party services can be tracked, including Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp, FourSquare, GoSquared, Google Analytics, FeedBurner and ZenDesk. The user can also track their own data, including inventory, sales and deliveries. Each item appears as a widget for easy viewing. Updates are made in real time so the data is always recent. Widgets come in a variety of styles and colors, with counters, dials, bar graphs and many other options that lets the user create a dashboard that works best for their purposes. A set of buttons on the dashboard page lets the user switch from one project to another without cluttering up the data for each.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Ducksboard was founded in February of 2011 by Diego Mariato. The application promises to offer a convenient way to monitor data online, although it hasn’t caught on quite yet in terms of internet discussions and popularity. Users have added Duckboard to sites like StumbleUpon. Many appreciate the simple design and user friendly nature of the application as well as its versatility. Users can monitor data from many sources in one convenient location.

What are the differences to other apps?

Ducksboard stands out because it doesn’t limit its users much in terms of what they can monitor. The site works with numerous third party services, including Google Analytics, ZenDesk, Facebook and many others. The user can also link data from their company resources, including sales and inventory data that would be handy to have access to at all times. Ducksboard performs real time updates so the user is always viewing he most updated information.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Ducksboard’s design is another reason many users prefer the application. The user interface focuses on visual presentation rather than pure stats and data. Each widget is eye-catching, with a unique way of displaying data. Some feature dials other present chat bubbles with quantities or highlight total counts. Other widgets are stylish bar graphs. Overall, Ducksboard presents users with an engaging experience that makes it easier and more interesting to monitor data.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can register for a Ducksboard account by clicking the “Start Your Trial” button found near the left hand side of the homepage. The form asks for a first and last name, optional title and company names, email address, password, country and time zone. After checking the terms of service agreement box at the bottom of the form, the user is automatically logged in and can begin adding widgets and tracking data.

What does it cost to use the application?

Each new user is given access to a free 30 day trial of Ducksboard (no credit card is needed to sign up for the trial). After the free trial has ended, the user can purchase a subscription for $29 per month. The standard subscription includes unlimited widgets, unlimited dashboards, API access and public dashboards. A white label subscription is also offered however the user must contact Ducksboard directly to obtain a quote.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Ducksboard is a great resource for anyone who needs to track online information. The user can monitor website traffic, sales totals and any other relevant data using their own resources or a third party service. The interface is clean and very visually appealing and the user can customize it by choosing widgets and building new dashboards for each project. Users can condense all their data in one convenient dashboard and view it in real time.

  • Multiple dashboards can be created and tracked under one account
  • Unique widgets allow the user to customize the appearance of dashboards
  • Many third party services can be tracked using Ducksboard
  • The user can add their own data resources to dashboards
  • Real time updates keep data accurate and relevent

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