Hack Weeks at Chartbeat are always a time of joy. A time of joy for trying and learning new things. It’s a great opportunity for everyone at the company to stretch their minds and tackle new challenges they wouldn’t otherwise experience. We get to pair up with people we don’t usually get a chance to work with, and we get to play around, creating things that sometimes become indispensable for our clients.
Two Hack Weeks ago I worked on a project called Chartbeat Notifier. It was started by our former CTO Allan, and he had already completed a large chunk of it. However it wasn’t completely finished, nor was it in a state that we could share. So I finished the Notifier, polishing the parts of the project that needed a little more TLC.
This most recent Hack Week, I pruned off the remaining rough edges and it is with great joy and pride that we are releasing the Chartbeat Notifier project as an open source project!
Chartbeat Notifier is a native Mac application that lives in your menu bar. For your domain it can show one of two metrics in an always visible location:
1. the number of concurrent visitors on your domain
2. the average Engaged Time of all the users on the domain
Either number will be always visible in your menu bar, and is continuously updated as the day goes on.
Chartbeat Notifier also serves as a handy way to quickly jump into your dashboard. Simply click on the Chartbeat menu bar icon and the ‘Open Dashboard’ link and you’ll be taken directly to your dashboard. Quick and easy, just the way we like to keep things.
There’s only one thing that I love more than Hack Week, and that’s when we are able to share our hacks back to the community. Click on over to the Chartbeat Notifier project page and click the download link to get started!PS- To see more of our great hacks in action, visit Chartbeat Labs.