Introducing next.adjust.com - what dashboards should look like
Posted Jan 28, 2016
We typically like to launch features in iterations as we go along. But today, we’re doing a somewhat unusual launch: we’re presenting the fruits of over six months of incremental frontend work with our new dashboard, next.adjust.com.
So what does the new dashboard do?
For one, it’s even faster. Thanks to core performance enhancements, the typical client dashboard is now 2-3 times faster. In particular, it now scales much more effectively to accommodate larger collections of apps and trackers.
We’ve also overhauled every configuration and setting in a way that reflects how you use the dashboard. You’ll find the UI easier to navigate and more scalably organized in many areas, from partner settings to apptrace analysis.
Above all, though, you’ll find that the dashboard now makes much better use of screen space. Every table is wider, every graph is more detailed, and every settings tab is more comfortably padded.
The menu has been shifted into the left hand side (as in the gif below), and most of your filters and options are now in right-hand-side panels that change depending on what you look at.
Check out this video for a quick intro to the new dashboard:
All the illustrations are made with a representative, mockup dashboard. The data isn't real, is what we're saying.
We’re really quite proud of it. So let’s go through it, piece by piece.
A totally refocused apps overview
All this space is now dedicated to organizing the apps that you’re tracking with Adjust. For those of our clients managing a high number of apps or trackers, you’ll now find them easier to manage.
When you log in, there are three key things you usually want to do: see your stats, get your data, or tweak your campaigns. So that’s what the apps overview page is now all about – and these three big buttons will get you where you want to go, quicker.
Reorganized and reinforced – brand new settings tabs
Remember how it could be tricky to find just the little knob, switch or button you were looking for? All of your settings are now collated from their original, isolated locations into the right-hand-side menu, as more robust panels.
Just hit “Settings” to find your trackers, in-app events, partner settings, app store configuration and everything else.
Trackers are key to your implementation of Adjust, as they make up the cornerstones of your user segmentation and the mechanics that go into your user acquisition campaigns. We’ve made it even easier to expand and update your campaign hierarchy and to find exactly the segments you need in the new, right hand panels.
As for the display of the tracker list itself, they now are given significantly more vertical space on your screen. Just tap any entry in the list to dive four levels into your campaign hierarchy for a deep look into your data. Looking to update a specific campaign? Just use the search box right up at the top.
We’ve also shifted in-app events to their own panel, making it easier to find your settings – especially when you’re handling a large number of events. The familiar settings for callbacks can be found in the edit panel, and your global callback is found in the lower right corner of the same panel.
And as with every panel, you can freely search through the items in the list.
Remember, the majority of partners with Adjust use a dynamic API. You, as the client, will never need to touch it.
For the select few partners capable of using particular infrastructure to spin further on the underlying data, we have explicit module setups you can activate within the dashboard.
The special partners tab now focuses on the partners you already have integrated – while also making it even easier to integrate additional modules with the searchable list on the next page. The settings haven’t changed too much and are exactly what you’re used to.
If you wonder what any of the settings do, we’ve also recently revamped the Special Partners guide in the docs to include much more detail on each partner.
Space for statistics
Moving on to the Statistics: here’s another totally revamped layout. More than anything, the new dashboard spreads out your data out into as much space as you can give it – so you can explore it in much greater detail and with a better overview.
The tables will still looks pretty familiar. You have your tracker segments on the left hand side, and the heaviest cells of each column are emphasized with a deeper color. All this extra space also comes in extremely handy when we’re working with cohort analysis – when you’re zooming down a given day or week column, it’s much easier to pit multiple cohorts against each other.
One new, exciting upgrade is the sorting option: by hitting the arrow in each column, you can sort it as per the metric you want. Sorting is especially handy as you’ll now find all of your custom in-app events at the end of the table.
The search box on the left hand side allows you to filter any of the trackers in the Statistics overview, with any string you might type in.
Your filters have been shifted into the context panels on the right hand side. Open them by hitting the filter button. As before, you can pick any date in the past, either using a preset time frame or hitting “Custom Date”. When you’re done configuring the view, just hit “Apply”.
Oh, and we shifted the graphics to a dedicated, improved view so we can more easily explore large swathes of data on a graph. You’ll find the toggle here next to the filter button. Of course, the filters carry over into the graph view.
The third button in the row allows you to export the current filters right into a CSV, making your data exports quick and simple.
The next view that we’ve overhauled is apptrace. You can now find review your apptrace data accross stores and apps with a few quick glances. Just click on the button and, boom – your apptrace statistics have been boosted to a full view.
Finally, let’s take a look at the new Account Settings.
The Account History is one of the new features we’re most excited about. Ever wonder when and why one of the users of your account changed a tracker structure? Using our extensive user rights management, many of our clients provide direct targeted access to the system to many internal and external stakeholders. Sometimes that leads to a little confusion.So we’ve started logging all the actions taken within an account, and presented it in this log interface in the account settings.
Otherwise, your Account Settings have remained mostly the same with the exception of – you guessed it – more use of space.
So what can we take away from all this?
We designed this dashboard with how you’re using it in mind. We’ve given you a faster, more streamlined and intuitive solution that will give you new ways to visualize and explore your data – all in no time.
Now, of course, every time you switch up the interface, you might need a little time to get used to it. The old dashboard is available in a switch from the menu after you switch.
Eventually, we’ll migrate entirely onto next.adjust.com. This will be the last time, though. We’ve broadly considered how the dashboard can change and scale in the future and built it for longevity.
Any feedback you might have is most appreciated.
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