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ScreenCloud Geckoboard App Guide

Easily share rich Geckoboard dashboards to your digital screens.

May 2020

ScreenCloud Geckoboard App Guide

Please note, if you are using the older version of ScreenCloud (signage.screencloud.com) you can download the alternative Geckoboard guide here.

The ScreenCloud GeckoBoard app makes it easy to take business dashboards created in Geckoboard and add them to your office screens. Allowing you to share key business metrics and KPIs on the screens where everyone sees them, so the important stuff stays front of mind, every day.

With the ScreenCloud Geckoboard app you can:

  • Create a customized dashboard of your business metrics
  • Choose a variety of widgets to build your dashboard and integrations
  • Share your dashboard in portrait or landscape format

Here’s how it works:

1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s Geckoboard app

1.1. Get started by logging into your ScreenCloud account here and choosing the ScreenCloud App Store from the left-hand menu.

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1.2. By searching “Geckoboard” you can find the Geckoboard app and choose the “Install app” button to add a new instance.

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2. Create your Geckoboard dashboard

Next, you will need to visit https://www.geckoboard.com in order to create your business dashboard. There’s even a free trial to help you get started if you don’t already have an account. Within Geckoboard you can easily create a dashboard that monitors all of your key company KPIs.

For example, you can easily connect to Google Analytics to create a dashboard of information on how visitors are using your website. Simply click “Add Widget” or click on any of the widgets within your dashboard to add a new data source.

Pick your data from a huge variety of integrations such as Buffer, Google Adwords, Salesforce, Intercom, Klout, and more.

When you are happy with your dashboard, click “Share” and “Create share link”.

Copy the link that is shown and add it to the Geckoboard app in the field where it says “Dashboard link” in your ScreenCloud account.

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3. Preview your Geckoboard app

Once you’ve added your Geckoboard app you have the opportunity to preview it before it gets added to your screens.

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Click ‘Preview’ and a popup will display your Geckoboard app.

4. Add Geckoboard app to a channel or playlist

Once you have configured your Geckoboard app it can be easily added to a Channel or Playlist to be played on screen. Simply select “Add Content” to open the Media Picker and under Apps, you will see all of your app instances, ready to be installed. You can also view ways you can set content on your digital screens using ScreenCloud by clicking here.

Frequently asked questions:

How often does the Geckoboard app look for new information?

Geckoboard app looks for updates regularly from your Geckoboard profile.

Can I use my Geckoboard app in portrait mode?

Yes, the Geckoboard app is compatible with both portrait and landscape screens.

For further questions, please contact support@screencloud.com with details.   

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