Besides using our tool directly, there are several use cases where it makes a lot of sense to integrate our data into existing dashboard solutions like Klipfolio and Geckoboard. This is especially helpful if you want to create dashboards and reports across different disciplines, e.g. combining website analytics, your own sales numbers and social media data. By using our API you can easily integrate quintly data into other services. In this article we want to show step by step how to integrate our data into Klipfolio, a very well-known dashboard solution.
1) First things first: Access to our API
Before being able to integrate with other services, you need access to our API. All paid packages automatically get access. Anyhow, additionally you need to ask our support team to provide your personal Client ID and API Secret. These will then be used to authenticate via basic auth later on (see our API documentation for more details). Basically you can then ask for any data point we also provide within the tool. And even better, you can use QQL queries to exactly fetch the data points you are looking for.
2) Access to Klipfolio
Well, this one is obvious: You need access to Klipfolio Any of their packages is fine to integrate other providers like us.
3) Set up a new data source for quintly within Klipfolio
Now lets start integrating. Our goal for this step by step how-to is to show basic fan numbers for BMW within Klipfolio. You will easily see that you can bring in any other number into Klipfolio using the same approach.
Underneath any metric (called Klip within Klipfolio) there is one or more data source providing the data to be shown. Once logged into your Klipfolio account, you simply need to go for Library > Data Sources and click Create a New Data Source. The following options will show up: (more…)