Tucked away in version 1.8 is extra support for first time users, including 6 new example Klips and the Klip Developer's Guide. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to sign in to app.klipfolio.com and build a relevant KPI dashboard.
To some extent, the new user support was buried in the mammoth release that was version 1.8. It isn't really surprising either with heavyweight features like the Salesforce data connector and the new Gauge Klip features. I'm not complaining, either, because I get the blog to promote this body of work! Let's take a look at the resources available to new users (as well as existing users).
When you sign up for a trial of Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile, you are immediately brought to the Examples dashboard. This dashboard shows 6 example Klips that you can use to learn how to build your own Klips. Each of the example Klips shows off different concepts and Klip styles. To take a closer look at each Klip, just click on its menu and select the Edit Klip menu. Each Klip uses a sample data source that is designed to simulate your business data.
It wouldn't be very nice of us to show you 6 cool Klips and not show you how we built them, now would it? That's why we put together the Klip Developer's Guide, a series of tutorials that walk you through the creation of each of the example Klips. Getting to the guide is really easy, too. Just open up the annotation's menu (the one with the yellow indicator and follow the link to learn how to build that Klip.
One of the biggest challenges for me is keeping all of our videos up to date, what with all the new features added on an almost weekly basis. Don't get me wrong, there are much worse problems to have. That being said, the old overview video was exactly that: old. The new product overview is definitely an improvement over the old one (and I don't just mean the voice acting). Even if you've been using Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile since the beta, I think that you will get value from watching this video. You can find it by clicking the Help link at the top of the page and then clicking the "watch a short overview video" button.