Quite some time ago, we made a cool Status Board for the Panic office.
We were immediately taken by how awesome and important data becomes when it’s displayed in a beautiful layout in a prominent way. To glance up and see how the support inboxes were looking was priceless. It became the closest thing we had to a water cooler (second to our weird snack wall). It’s our focal point.
We thought: everybody deserves this kind of beautiful data.
So we got to work and made an iPad app. We built easy-to-use panels for anybody, to quickly see tweet counts, mailbox counts, news feeds, weather, and more. We built pro panels to display graphs and tables that can be fed with simple data feeds and be used to display virtually anything imaginable. We made it incredibly easy to set up. We made it look good sitting on your desk while you work. And (as an extra in-app purchase for professionals) we even added TV Out so you can throw this data up on your wall on a giant dedicated screen, for real.
Introducing Status Board. A brand new iPad app from Panic for displaying your data.
But this is just the beginning: our 1.0. Tell us what panels you’d like to see added. Tell us how you use it, or you’d like to use it. Let us know if you find any bugs by e-mailing us. We’ll be listening and working like crazy as always.
(Thanks to Greg, Neven, Dave, Kenichi, James, and the whole Panic crew for their excellent work on this.)
And stay tuned for a blog post about our new internal Panic Status Board on the office wall — which is now using, of course, this new app. It’s twice as amazing.
PS: Remember how we got obsessed with the poor video quality of the Lightning AV Adapter? Now you know why!