We came across this article from Christophe Coenraets on building interative mobile dashboard for Salesforce. Christophe used D3 and ChartJS in his examples but cites many other components (free and paid) that are available. Moving forward we'd love to see some of his work with some of the dashboard platforms available as well:
In my previous post, I shared a sample application showing how to build highly interactive mobile dashboards using Web standards, D3 and other data visualization libraries.
In this post, I’ll share a similar application showing how to build interactive dashboards for the Salesforce platform using the Force.com APIs and the same charting libraries.
There are already many data visualization options either built into Salesforce or available on AppExchange. This sample application is just an exploration of the possibilities when adding interactivity and allowing the user to visually navigate through data using touch-based interactions (or mouse interactions when running on a traditional computer).
The Sample Application
Using the Force.com APIs, you can build interactive dashboards against any type of data in Salesforce. In this sample application, I chose to build some simple Sales dashboards around “opportunities”.
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Susan O said:
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