We just introduced a brand new app to our Burt.hub family and we thought we’d share some thoughts and deliver some background to this sweet new analytics ride.
We always strive to make our apps simple, fun and beautiful. And relevant. Relevant - that’s a huge part of it. And it’s a lot harder that it seems. We collect these vast oceans of data and then we filter and process and crunch and analyze until what we’ve got is as potent as Uranium-235 and means something to our customers. Then we wrap it all up nicely and make it fast and intuitive to discover and consume. Great success!
In doing so, however, we end up with a lot of good data getting overlooked. We had built a system we used internally for a couple of months to see trends and figure our differences across various dimensions over time when one of our more active customers came to visit and got blown away. He’d loved our other apps and our approach thus far, but this was something else. He could see all sorts of uses for our little tool and demanded we’d give to him.
Thing is, you can say a lot about Burt but damnit we don’t do anything half-arsed. We do it right, or we don’t do it at all.
So we sent him home and told him to keep a keen eye towards the skies in the west. We proceeded ripping the tool apart, making it faster, more flexible, hotter and added vitals such as excel export, hourly-, daily-, weekly-, monthly- rollups, freely selected time-spans, device type separation and just maxing it all out.
Check out the video below. Not bad a start, ey? We’ve got great plans for the app and will add additional data-sources and other improvements continuously. And as we always say for all of our apps - they really come to life when you put some real chunky data in there =)
Want to see more and play around with you own data? Get in touch with my super friendly colleague Daniel Alman at email@example.com and he’ll hook you up.
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