Getting started

Hit the ground running with these useful tips & tricks.

EXPLAIN THE DIFFICULT

TellStory's is here to easily create stunning data stories to explain dificult data phenomena. Make data graspable for everyone. Present complex facts, join expansive data sources, wow all stakeholders. And do it all with live data. TellStory is available at app.tellstory.cloud‚Äč

CREATE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

Register your own account at app.tellstory.cloud. You will get a confirmation email to validate your email address. If you can't find the confirmation email, check your spam mailbox as well, the email will be sent from support@tellstory.cloud

Your account is free with some limitations. You can find details on the pricing here.

CONTENT IN YOUR ACCOUNT

Out of the box you will find some sample data as well as a sample data story and sample dashboard in your account. Feel free to explore these to get acquaninted with TellStory.

ADDING DATA

Adding data into TellStory is easy, the easist to add a CSV file.

  1. Go to the "Data source" page,

  2. Click on "+ Add dataset",

  3. Choose "Import URL" or "Upload file" and follow the wizard

Read more on data management in this article.

CREATING YOUR FIRST DASHBOARD

Dashboards provide a flexible layout for your data exploration. You will have a multi-page canvas (landscape or vertical A4) where you have full control over the layout. You will be able to cross-filter the entire canvas accross any widgets which share a common data source. Take a look at an example dashboard here.

  1. Go to the "Stories" page

  2. Click on "Add story"

  3. Select "Data dashboard"

  4. Set a Name, choose the Format and select any Data sources you want to use in the Dashboard

  5. Click "Create"

You can add Widgets to the canvas from the left hand menu or use Magic AI to help you get started. Check out this article on configuring your widgets.

CREATING YOUR FIRST DATA STORY

Data stories allow you to go into a specific story line within the data without the reader having to drill the data on their own. In a visually attractive and intuitive way you will be able to explain a topic through graphs, maps, charts and text and the reader will have it presented in the form of a story or article. Take a look at a example data story here. You can share the created content by embedding, sharing a full story as a URL link or we will convert it into a video for you.

As with dashboards, you can read all about configuring Widgets here.

SHARING YOUR CONTENT

There are several ways you can share your data knowledge from TellStory:

  • Web URL link

  • Embedded content

  • Rendered video

In your Dashboard or Data Story simply click on the "Share" button on the top right.