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Introducing MisoData API: From Data To Dashboard, In One Step

“MisoData begins where Excel ends.” Launched in June for Netvibes Premium, MisoData is a new technology that makes it easy to compare internal data alongside external social trends, just by dragging & dropping.

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And today we’re taking MisoData to the next level! Until now, to use MisoData, you had three options: upload a pre-formated XLS/CSV datasheet, link to a datasheet in the cloud or input the numbers by hand, which was already a great & easy way to import all your internal data directly into your dashboard.

But what if you could connect your data source with MisoData directly, without the need of an intermediate datasheet? Wouldn’t that be even better?

Introducing MisoData API for Netvibes Premium.

Now with its brand new API, MisoData can directly grab the data at its source and integrate seemlessly with Netvibes.

Key advantages:

  • connect MisoData API with your website, your software, your own data source.
  • collect data and use the API to generate MisoData apps on the fly via a special URL.
  • get your data right from the source, no need to process your data via the MisoData wizard.

This new feature is available for all Premium users. If you want access to the API and its documentation, please contact us.

Suggestions? Remarks? Leave them in the comments below or on our Uservoice page.

More about MisoData:

Introducing Netvibes MisoData
MisoData Showcase
MisoData Training Video

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Netvibes and Twitter: why you should link your account

As we explained in a previous post (Important Update: Twitter 1.1 API and your Netvibes account), the new Twitter API introduces changes and new limitations to the way our Social Search App interacts with the service.

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The good news is that we have already taken the initiative to update our Social Search App (and all our Social Analytics) so that it will automatically be upgraded for a smooth transition.

However the new API requires that from today on, you link your Netvibes and Twitter accounts if you want to be able to search (Basic & Premium) and gather data on Twitter (Premium). Click here to do this now, for a seamless transition.

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Important Update: Twitter 1.1 API and your Netvibes account

IF YOU’RE USING THE TWITTER APP ON YOUR NETVIBES BASIC DASHBOARD, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.

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Starting Monday, May 6, due to Twitter’s new API policy, you’ll need to have a Twitter account linked to Netvibes Basic to continue using Twitter apps and searches from your dashboard. Twitter will require user authentication and rate-limiting, which means not just Netvibes, but all 3rd party Twitter services, will be affected.

The good news is Netvibes will update all our social apps to work seamlessly with the new Twitter API. Next Monday, we are going to roll out a product upgrade.

In the meantime, old Twitter API keys have been revoked today in preparation for this update. This will result in all Twitter apps displaying an “unknown error” message, which means you’re going to have to re-install your current Twitter app (from the Add Content / Essentials menu) to make sure it works flawlessly with the new API. This will not affect any Social Search app you’re currently using, no data will be lost.

In summary: if you’re a Netvibes Basic user, re-install your Twitter app today to avoid any issues with the new API on Monday.

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Feature Spotlight: New UWA2, now powering the core of Netvibes.com

A lot of developers are using our UWA (Universal Web App API) to build simple web widgets. But did you know that the core of Netvibes.com–dashboards and apps–is now coded using UWA2, our latest version?

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Since 2007, UWA has pioneered the concept of “write once, deploy everywhere” enabling developers to create simple universal web widgets that work on all browsers and desktops. Today, however, most people own and use multiple devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet), with different screen sizes and operating systems — and they expect robust, native app experiences across each device.

Enter the new UWA2. We’ve enhanced UWA2 internally to help our developers code the next generation of Netvibes.com to ensure that all our dashboards and apps work seamlessly across all devices and screensizes, and enable more robust app features (ie. touch, charting, analytics, security and much more). We also did it to save an enormous amount of time coding and updating different native apps across a growing number of devices and display sizes.

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