Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: JavaScript
Tags: Server     Client     Dashboard     Gadgets    
Latest version: v3.5.1

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"Your life's personal dashboard."


Reportr is a complete application which works like a dashboard for tracking events in your life (using a very simple API). With a simple interface, it helps you track and display your online activity or your real-life activity (with hardware trackers or applications like Runkeeper), some trackers are available on this organization.

The project is entirely open source and you can host your own Reportr instance on your own server or Heroku.

[[Screen Preview](./preview.png)](./preview.png)

Start your instance

Reportr is really easy to run locally or on heroku-compatible services.

$ git clone https://github.com/Reportr/dashboard.git
$ npm install .

To run it locally, you should use foreman (configuration can be stored in a .env file):

$ foreman start

To deploy it on Heroku:

$ heroku config:set MONGODB_URL=mongodb://...
$ heroku config:set AUTH_USERNAME=...
$ heroku config:set AUTH_PASSWORD=...
$ git push heroku master

API and Events

Reportr uses an HTTP REST API to track events. Datas are always JSON encoded.

Endpoint HTTP Method Description Arguments
/api/infos GET Get informations about this instance
/api/types GET Return all event types
/api/events POST Post a new event <string>type, <object>properties
/api/events GET List all events <string>type, <int>start(0), <int>limit
/api/stats/categories GET Get categorized events stats <string>type,<string>field
/api/stats/time GET Get time stats <string>type,<string>fields, <string>interval, <string>func
/api/reports POST Create a new report <string>title
/api/reports GET List all reports
/api/report/:id PUT Update a report <string>title, <array>visualizations
/api/report/:id DELETE Remove a report
/api/alerts GET List all alerts
/api/alerts POST Create an alert <string>type, <string>eventName, <string>condition, <string>title

Special Events

Name Description Properties
reportr.alert Triggered when an alert is triggered <string>type, <string>eventName


Reportr is configured using environment variables.

Name Description
PORT Port for running the application, default is 5000
MONGODB_URL Url for the mongoDB database
REDIS_URL (Optional) Url for a redis database when using worker mode
AUTH_USERNAME Username for authentication
AUTH_PASSWORD Password for authentication

See types for informations about alert configurations.


An event represent something to monitor at a defined date. For example if I'm monitoring the temperature in my home, I'll post an event home.temperature with a property temp:

$ curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{ "type":"home.temperature", "properties": { "temperature": 66 } }' http://localhost:5000/api/events


A visualization is a configured way to show data, for example in a pie, bar chart or time graph.


Type Description


Visualizations accept templates as most of rendering options. Template are processed using lodash's _.template method with some special functions:

  • $.date(date): returns a beautiful date


Reportr lets you configure alerts to be triggered when specific condition is valid at a specific interval.


Type Description Configuration
webhook Post an HTTP request to a specific url with the data encoded in the body
mail Send an email notification <string>MAIL_SERVICE, <string>MAIL_USERNAME, <string>MAIL_PASSWORD, <string>MAIL_FROM
sms Send a text message notification <string>TWILIO_SID, <string>TWILIO_TOKEN, <string>TWILIO_FROM


Condition for alerts are really easy to write, for example: COUNT > 9, this condition will be valid if at least 10 events have been posted in the alert interval. Conditions can also use the event object, for example: event.temperature > 80.


Description Link
Google Chrome Navigation https://github.com/Reportr/tracker-googlechrome
Home ambient (temperature, humidity, light) https://github.com/Reportr/tracker-home-ambient
Memory and CPU of computer https://github.com/Reportr/tracker-machine
Battery data https://github.com/hughrawlinson/tracker-machine-battery

Scale it

Reportr can easily be scaled on Heroku (and compatibles), use the REDIS_URL to enable a task queue between workers and web processes.