JUST RELEASED – PHP Dashboard v5 – Brand New Enterprise Edition

WHAT IS THIS BRAND NEW PHP DASHBOARD VERSION 5.0?

This brand NEW PHP Dashboard v5.0 (Enterprise Edition), continues the evolution of my PHP Dashboard series, using the latest version 4.x as the starting point. In this enterprise edition, I’ve improved the interface to make it responsive and tablet friendly, a dashboard community can create dashboards using iPads, non-apple tablets or 2:1 laptops with or without stylus pen devices. I added more “draglets” (draggables on the carousels) to include complete interactive dashboards and infographics. I created a marketplace so that a (private or public) community of draglet developers can contribute/sell what they have developed for others to use. I expanded the data feed options to include CSV, Excel, REST API, RSS and MySQL/Postgres databases for ALL charts. Finally, I created a data mart infrastructure to allow predefinition of reusable data feeds from multiple sources/servers on the internet.

Desktop computers (soon even laptops) are becoming obsolete. In version 5, I “re-laid out” version 4’s drag & drop interface to be tablet / pen stylus friendly. Any dashboard that can be built with your desktop and mouse can be built on an iPad or similar tablet, with or without a stylus (even though it is ideal to use a pen).

Desktop computers (soon even laptops) are becoming obsolete. In version 5, I “re-laid out” version 4’s drag & drop interface to be tablet / pen stylus friendly. Any dashboard that can be built with your desktop and mouse can be built on an iPad or similar tablet, with or without a stylus (even though it is ideal to use a pen).

To allow for extensibility and contribution, wordpress
has its plug-in architecture and drupal has its modules. Version 5 has been rearchitected so that “draglets” can be developed by 3rd parties to extend the functionality of version 5. A marketplace for these draglets has been developed so that developers can contribute/sell new charts, dashboard or infographic templates, dashboard applications for the community to use.

Version 5 comes with the ability to pre-define data sources as data marts that can be reused across different charts and dashboards. This is very powerful new feature is described in more detail in the documenation. Like version 4, version 5 data sources can reside in other servers aside from where the designer resides. This is by design and allows the
collaborative nature of the designer.

The data feed formats version 5 supports has been expanded from JSON only to CSV, Excel, REST API RSS, MySQL and Postgres databases. Version 4 started this for Highcharts. Version 5 has this for all chart types available today including the left nav draglets for full flexibility.

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