Looker App Guide

Stories are lurking within your data silos. Stories that can drive successful outcomes for your business across your teams - Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, Accounts, Logistics, Finance, Product… the data is all there.

Looker’s data visualizations allow you to pull out those stories via collated dashboards which you can now display in conference rooms, warehouses, store rooms, sales offices, or wherever you need quick and central access to your data - which becomes expensive and difficult to distribute with a login tool.

Fugo’s Looker app gives you the ability to securely integrate data visualization from your Looker dashboards into your digital signage, without making sensitive data public.

Combine your screens and data to help your teams do their jobs and understand the business better - with Fugo’s Looker app 😎

But first! A note on displaying dashboards:

When you're planning to display your dashboards on screen, it's important to think about how people will be viewing your screen. Remember that your audience is often viewing your content from far away, so the dashboards you put on display should be optimized for that. Meaning - large dashboards with many data points, charts, and graphs are going to be hard for your audience to see and understand. What you can read on your desktop computer won't necessarily translate on screen.

We recommend optimizing your dashboards for screen before setting up Looker with Fugo. That might mean creating more, smaller dashboards with fewer data (a good rule of thumb is to include 3 data points per dashboard - whether that's graphs, charts, or what have you.) The less overwhelming the dashboard is visually, the higher the uptake will be from your audience!

Having less data per dashboard can also help with slow load times on screen.

Here’s how to get started:

1.Install the Looker app

1.1 Log into  your Fugo Account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can start your 14-day free trial here.

1.2 Click Apps in the top navigation bar to get to our app store.

1.3 Scroll to find the Looker app in the store. To find it even faster, you can search for it via the search bar at the top of the store!

1.4 Click Try App to create a new playlist with the app.

Now that you’ve added the app to a playlist, let’s take a look at how to add your dashboards!

2. Retrieve your Looker dashboards

2.1 A pop-up window will appear where you can add your Looker data.

2.2 Open a new tab and go to your Looker account homepage.

2.3 Copy this URL and paste it into the UI Host and API Host fields (these are probably going to be the same.)

2.4 Next you’ll need to create a Client ID and Client Secret to use in the Fugo app. So go back to your Looker account and go to Admin > Users.

2.5 Click Edit under Actions on the user you want to create an ID for.

2.6 On the user’s profile page, click the Edit Keys button next to API3 Keys. This will open a new tab where you can edit the user’s API3 Keys.

2.7 Click the New API3 Key button.

2.8 Copy the Client ID for the new API Key you just created. Then paste it into the Client ID field in the app’s settings panel in Fugo CMS.

2.9 Next, copy the Client secret for your API and paste it into the Client Secret field in the app’s settings panel in Fugo CMS.

2.10 Click Next.

2.11 Your Looker dashboards should now appear in a drop down menu in the right-hand settings panel.

2.12 Select the dashboard you want to display and click Save Changes when you’re done.

If you want to see the process from start to finish, here’s a video demo of one of our team members setting up the Looker app!

Hint: if you want to change the settings of the app at any point later, just click the Setup button on the app’s panel on the playlist page.

Almost there! Now that you’ve selected your dashboards, let’s look at how to finish building and publishing your playlist.

3. Build out your playlist  

3.1 Give your playlist a name (we suggest making it something relevant to distinguish it from other playlists later on down the road.)

3.2 Click Select Screens to choose where to publish your playlist.

3.3 If desired, you can add more content to your playlist by clicking Add More Content and choosing other dashboards (you’ll need to add another Looker app instance), other apps, or uploading media.

3.4 Finally, you can change the schedule of your content by setting the start and end date, and clicking Week Schedule to edit the days and times your content will run.

4. Publish your playlist

4.1 Once you’re all done setting up the playlist, click Publish in the top right hand corner of the screen to publish or schedule your content.

4.2 If you don’t want to publish just yet, you can click Finish Later and come back to your playlist at any time.

And there you have it! If you find yourself still scratching your head, you can contact our team for help any time at support@fugo.ai.