Recently, Panic (The software company behind popular OSX Apps Coda and Transmit), released an iPad app called Status Board. I don’t, myself, own an iPad but I know a lot of people who do. I also can’t turn down the opportunity to build something useful that integrates multiple apps, plugins, and data points. Seriously, I think I need help.
I use Jetpack and Easy Digital Downloads daily, and know both of them have very ‘statistical’ driven data sets, so I figured, “What the heck. Why not build some Status Board graphs for the people who use these plugins and own an iPad!”
Enter, EDD – Status Board and Jetpack Status Board. These two plugins for WordPress will give you the ability to integrate Easy Digital Downloads’ Sales & Earnings and Jetpack daily views into a beautiful Status Board bar graph.
Here are some screenshots:
If you have either of these plugins and the Status Board app on your iPad, it would be great if you could give them a shot and provide some feedback. So far the EDD – Status Board plugin has a great review from the Creator and Lead Developer of Easy Digital Downloads:
It is integrations like this that validate the entire idea behind building the Easy Digital Downloads jSON API.
Being able to quickly glance up and see my store’s stats on my iPad display is just awesome.
Huge props go to Panic for building Status Board, and a big thank you to Chris for taking the time to build the integration.
– Pippin Williamson (mordauk)
A big thanks to Pippin Williamson and Curtis McHale for helping me test out the early versions of these plugins.
If you do happen to try these Status Board plugins out, and find a bug, please report it on the WordPress.org support forums for the plugin, this will help consolidate any bugs you find into one place.