We’re happy to announce the availability of the latest version of Localscope – 4.5 with fixes for the Instagram and CitySearch service integrations and more.
Localscope integrates with Instagram to fetch geo-tagged photo content from around your location and presents them to you in a unique view. However, due to a recent change in the Instagram API, users have been unable to explore places around them via Instagram. With v4.5 Localscope now officially integrates with the new Instagram API. Based on the new API guidelines, users who’d like to see pictures of places around a location, will now be required to login to their Instagram account and authorize Localscope. Once the necessary permissions are given to Localscope, it makes a direct API connection to Instagram i.e. there are no servers in between. All the user’s account credentials are stored securely on their device. Further, since we do not get users to create an account with Localscope, there is no way for us to save your location details or your search queries.
We are excited to bring to you a big version update of Numerics. Version 4.3 introduces a bunch of shiny new integrations, new widget background colors, new watch app complication support, improved service integrations and improvement to the watch app performance. Read on to get more details about the v4.3 update.
Most of our users request for new service integrations in Numerics, however, one of the biggest requests have been to integrate and monitor key metrics from custom business systems. In the past, we have added Custom JSON, Custom JSON with Basic Authentication, Google Spreadsheets, Salesforce SOQL connectors in Numerics. However, we understand that business systems are more varied than what these existing connectors can present in Numerics and so we are focussed on enabling connections to more such custom business systems. In v4.3, we’ve worked to build integrations that can help you get your numbers from SQL / NoSQL databases, Big Data, Amazon AWS and more. Here’s a rundown of the new integrations:
- Google BigQuery – Users can now visualize KPIs and gain insights from their massively large datasets hosted with Google BigQuery in Numerics dashboards. The integration enables 9 unique types of widgets including label, number, number with difference, line graph, named line graph, pie chart, funnel list, hour and day density charts. Once you’ve connected your BigQuery account in Numerics, you can create a query to pull the numbers you want to track into your Numerics Dashboard.
- Amazon API Gateway – Users hosting their business software on Amazon AWS can now use the Amazon API Gateway to create an API for their custom software and connect it with Numerics to track their metrics. Numerics can connect to any compatible custom JSON via the Amazon API gateway protected with API Key based authentication. Similar to the Custom JSON integration in Numerics, the Amazon API gateway widgets require you to enter a JSON URL accessible by Numerics. The JSON data must be formatted as per the Numerics Widget Data Specification. We have published examples for each widget type here. The examples are also available within the app in the “Get Help” section for each widget.
- DreamFactory – Dream Factory is a system that turns any database into an API platform, allowing users to connect any of their SQL / NoSQL databases to Numerics and visualize their most important numbers. Once you’ve hooked up any SQL or NoSQL database with DreamFactory, it instantly creates a comprehensive REST API platform. With the API in place, you simply have to connect Numerics to your DreamFactory account and provide the fields for the widgets in Numerics. For all our users who’d love to bring in their KPIs from SQL / NoSQL databases, we think DreamFactory can help bridge the gap.
18th May 2016 was an exhilarating day for me as I had the opportunity to meet with Apple CEO – Tim Cook, Apple COO – Jeff Williams and key members of the Apple Team. It was a privilege like no other. I am humbled that Tim Cook took some quality time out from his busy schedule in Mumbai to spend over an hour with me along with the founders of Urban Clap, Sweet Couch and Avaz.
We pour tremendous amount of love into our products and our design philosophies strongly align with Apple’s. It was encouraging to see Tim Cook genuinely excited and curious about Numerics and the unique use of Apple technology in our app. He was quite impressed with the vision, design and the data security model of Numerics.
Here’s what he shared in a tweet after the meeting:
It has been an honor and one of the greatest validations of our work and vision.
As part of the on-going ‘Get Productive’ promotion on the App Store, Numerics is available at 50% off for a limited time! All in-app purchases have been discounted by 50% too!
If Being Productive is your resolution for 2016, then measuring your KPIs is the secret to keeping it and Numerics can do just that.
Numerics securely aggregates and transforms your key performance data into beautiful, rich KPI dashboards, so you can focus on numbers that matter to you most. Stay informed, focus on your goals and make better decisions. Numerics is available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV enabling you to easily monitor your key metrics.
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We know our users love using Numerics on large screens. So we have been working really hard behind the scenes to design a unique new experience for the iPad Pro and are proud to announce its availability along with Apple’s launch of the awesome iPad Pro.
We are excited to announce today, a huge Numerics update with support for the iPad Pro’s large screen and various optimizations for multi-tasking on the new device. With Numerics v4.2, we’re introducing a brand new Markup feature to annotate dashboards with support for the Apple Pencil.
The iPad Pro’s big screen and big processing power allows a much better user experience for Numerics, while multi tasking and the Apple Pencil enable unprecedented collaboration features that we think you will fall in love with!
Numerics v4.2, also adds 3D Touch Support for iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus and integrates with a new service – Intercom, to bring in your customer interaction and acquisition statistics into Numerics.
Here’s a detailed look at the new features and enhancements in Numerics v4.2:
Optimized for iPad Pro’s humongous screen
Numerics has been optimized for the iPad Pro’s large canvas size. With the highest resolution Retina display, the iPad Pro’s screen fits upto 24 of Numerics’ widgets, double the number of widgets that fit on the regular iPad screen before scrolling.