This week we’re a little late on our technology newsletter. I had high hopes for checking out DOMO, a business intelligence web application. I don’t know what they are beyond that. They rejected my request for a free trial, which means No Domo.
Pretty Woman in Domo
If you want a free trial with Domo, you’re required to enter a business e-mail. This is not an unusual request and, as a graduate, I made use of my edu email. The result was that the page reloaded on me. There was no further communication, so I requested to speak to a specialist.
They reasoned that the cause for the malfunction when I signed up for the free trial with my edu address was that they offer special pricing for edu members which is why I had to reach out. Wish the site would have told me that.
I explained that I had a ratings application that I’m working on. It has high potential for turning into a massive amount of data – fast – and I was exploring my options. They talked me out of Domo.
It’s a minimum of 15k a year, they said. “I’m multi-tasking,” I said, “and I would like to try the free trial.” There was some discussion back and forth before I decided to give up.
They’re right. The tool is not for me. I can’t say who it’s good for, though, because they won’t let me test it.
That said, I left feeling much like that lovely lady Julia Roberts plays in “Pretty Woman.”
Fortunately, I have been having fun taking part in the Tableau online community. This weeks’ Milwaukee TUG discussed making use of Tableau APIs.
I’m moving forward the next couple of weeks to get to know the Tableau’s Developer platform and engage in some API creation, starting with the creation of the development website. A step by step guide can be found here.
I’ve uploaded a spreadsheet into the sandbox and was able to do a little analytics on it.
What’s Next: Tableau Coding Initiative
Now that I’ve had the chance to explore the developer’s channel, I’m ready to check out what I can do with some of the APIs, by working with the Coders Initiative.