With the launch of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office365, we got the opportunity to go back to some previous work we did with Microsoft. We developed a Twitter Analytics solution within Excel 2010, leveraging PowerPivot as the analytics engine. You can visit a couple of previous blogs that we posted with Bruno and Pej. The solution was a total success, as it was downloaded over 100,000 times! Crazy, but cool.
With the release of Excel 2013, we decided to revisit our previous solution and update it with a new interface and functionality only found by using Excel 2013. And what did we discover?
- Several features for in-application development allow for better control with integration with Web services like Twitter and pulling all kinds of data content.
- Better UI control so we can apply new styling that drives better insight.
- Application dialog (displayed above) showing the data/content being pulled.
- Better integration of PowerPivot so you don’t have to go behind the screens to refresh.
- And much more…
We are currently in beta, shaking out some of the final bugs, and should have it released shortly. If you are interested in helping us squash some of the final bugs, send me an e-mail with your background and setup.
And best of all, it will be FREE!