With version 2.0 of Qlik Sense being released (of which I hope to write much more soon) there were some interesting updates to Qlik Cloud. In this post I demonstrate my favourite.
Things have been very busy of late, and I have not been able to give the Qlik Sense Cloud the attention that it deserves this month, since the latest batch of updates. However, on reading a recent blog post by Stephen Redmond I noticed a feature that I think everyone should be aware of.
The Qlik Sense Cloud (which can be found at https://qlikcloud.com/) now allows you to upload data files to your own secure area in the cloud, and create Sense apps in your browser – with no client install and at no cost. Sharing of those apps is still slightly limited – in that you can share with (a very generous) five users, but anything you put in your shared folder will be shared with all of those users. It was hinted at, during Visualise Your World this year, that there would be some kind of paid model for sharing in the cloud at some point. One would assume that extra granularity around security may come with this update. This will be a massive step forward, I feel, but we will need to wait and see what materialises with this.
What is very much there now though is the ability to publicly share individual objects from your cloud based Sense apps with the rest of the world. This is a fantastic development, and hopefully we will start seeing Sense based charts appearing all over the Internet as people start making use of this feature. I would have liked to have done a full tutorial on this, but Mr. Redmond beat me to it. For now though, here are a couple of Sense charts showing relative hits on pages from this blog from the start of last year.
The first shows, unexpectedly to me, that some of my older posts are still the big hitters when it comes to traffic. The second chart, broken down by Month, shows exactly what I knew; that I have not been creating enough content since March. Good to see the sites popularity is still growing though (thanks everyone for reading!).
I should also point out here that the data being shown has been pulled from Google Analytics via Qlik Web Connectors – the definitive way to download data from those hard to get to data sources. Look out for some feature updates on QVSource on this blog soon.
Thanks again to Stephen Redmond for penning the post that prompted me to put the time into the Qlik Sense Cloud. You can read that here:
The other thing worth mentioning at this point is the integration with Data Market that is now present in Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud. With this you can pull in data from various sources, both free and paid for.
Now you can get out there and create and share your own charts, post links to your creations in the comments below.