This article is an introduction to BStreams to let you get oriented through our platform. We can’t wait to see you in action and impress your audience with beautiful data visualizations.
We are super excited and thankful to you for choosing us for your adventure through data visualization & data analysis.
We’ll do our best and work hard to give you high-quality service and constantly support you during the creation of your charts.
Create a free account on BStreams
If you want to create your first project but still don’t have an account, the first step is to get one. It’s easy and free, and it will only take you a few minutes.
- Enter your name, email, and password.
- Click on the checkmark icon to receive news and updates, if you are interested
- Confirm your email
Or sign up with a Google or Facebook account.
The BStreams menu bar
At the top of the page, you will see notifications and account settings:
Account icon: click on it if you want to manage your account settings or if you want to sign out
Notifications icon: every time a new notification is out, you will see a red dot on the bell.
Question icon: by clicking on this icon you will redirect to the documentation of the BStreams where you can learn more tips and tricks.
DATASETS panel: visualize your datasets
Move to the Datasets main panel to visualize all the available datasets. They came from the data files you have previously uploaded or the Data Hub.
By moving your cursor on each row you would be able to see more details:
- eye icon: view your datase
- pencil icon: edit it
- update icon: update your dataset by importing a new one
- three dots menu: rename your dataset, edit the description, duplicate or delete it.
How to add a new dataset on BStreams
Currently, you can upload data in four different ways:
- upload xlsx/csv files
- Google sheets
- copy and paste data
- select data from the data hub
The Data Hub is a public/private data repository where we collected various data of topical interest that are automatically updated. So, when an update comes, it will be propagated to all the related BStreams, and the ones you have published will be always refreshed with new data.
MY BSTREAMS panel: starting creating a new chart
When you get access to your account for the first time, you will be introduced to the platform by a quick tour that will end up with a tutorial explaining How to make your first chart. Once you have read it, you will see the MY BSTREAMS panel.
The tab “MY BSTREAMS” shows you all the projects created, but for new users, it visualizes the tutorial as an introduction. If you want to have a deeper insight of various ways of data visualization and learn more check out the User documentation. But briefly what you can do here is:
- Click on the “Add new project” button to start creating new Bstreams (simply speaking, a project is equivalent to a BStreams).
- Use the scroll-down menu on the left to organize the projects according to the desired order or find a BStreams using the search bar on the right.
- Or you can filter your bstreams, based on the Last updated, Ascending or Descending order of Alphabet and etc.
SHARED BSTREAMS panel: Boost your collaboration
In this Tab you will see the shared BStreams that you are invited to as a collaborator. BStreams allows you to create bridges for collaboration of your visualizations. You can be invited as a collaborator, or share your bstreams with others to team up.
With BStreams you are able to invite your colleagues, friends and anyone to collaborate and modify in real time. Simply you can invite the other BStreams users with just typing their email/username or more easily share the collaboration link with anyone you wish to team up with.
To sum up, this was a super quick tour to get you introduced to BStreams and show you the essential elements to move your first step on the platform.
Move to the user documentation section to get more information.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org