Building a Dashboard App in Podio

Posted: 2014-10-28

We've already covered how to Create Image Charts from report widgets. Most people add these to an app's sidebar or to a workspace sidebar.

Now, this is good. But what if you wanted to take it a step further? What if you wanted a dedicated Dashboard INSIDE Podio? Something like this:

It's actually quite easily done.

What you'll need is a dedicated Dashboard App with 2-3 fields.

  • A Title (single-line text)
  • An Image
  • An optional Link

Once you have your Dashboard App, create all the items you want shown that you will have charts for. For example:

  • Sales by Month
  • Proposal Pipeline
  • HelpDesk Issues
  • Etc

Next, go to GlobiFlow, and for each chart, add another destination, but this time specify an Item. This let's you tell GlobiFlow which specific item and field to save the chart to. Eg:

Once you've given all your charts a destination item in your Dashboard App, change the view of the Dashboard App to Badge:

And voila! You now have a Dashboard in Podio:

Andreasby Andreas Huttenrauch
Owner of Globi Web Solutions, and Podio Fanatic.