Dashboard updates: a faster way to navigate rooms, monitor usage, and more
Dashboard improvements include new analytics metrics and improved room navigation features, resulting in a faster and more intuitive user experience for managing your rooms.
At Liveblocks, we’re always looking for ways to improve our platform, and today we’re pleased to announce new dashboard enhancements that aim to improve the developer experience. Our latest enhancements include expanded support for larger rooms, streamlined navigation, and the inclusion of detailed metrics to provide deeper insights into your collaborative workflows. Let's take a look at some of the new features.
- Improved usage analytics
- Room loading up to 10x faster
- Standardized navigation across the product
- Large room support
We have added two new metrics to our analytics dashboard, daily active users and monthly active users. This change is designed to help users better understand the usage of the platform and track engagement over time. We have also added localhost values to the dashboard, making it easier to track usage in development.
If you’ve used our DevTools, the new room view will look familiar: we’ve replaced the JSON room storage view in our dashboard with a DevTools tree that has been adapted to the platform’s design system. The code view is still available behind a toggle.
We are now leveraging SWR hooks for data fetching, which allows for better caching and preloading of content, reducing list-loading states and improving the user experience. The opened room’s storage is now automatically fetched every 10 seconds and on focus.
Our team has standardized navigation across the entire product, ensuring that all platform components - including members, and rooms - use the same user-friendly interface. This change simplifies the navigation process, making it easier for users to find what they need and focus on what matters.
We have also made some changes to the platform that ensure that large rooms aren’t crashing the browser or causing lag. Users can now explore even the largest rooms effortlessly, making it a smoother experience overall.
With these improvements, we’re confident that you’ll be able to manage your collaborative projects with greater ease and efficiency than ever before. If you have any feedback or suggestions for future updates, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email, Twitter, or in our Discord community.