The problem with infographics is that they are hard to create, time-consuming to design, or expensive to outsource. Not too mention that most infographics are static, meaning that they don’t update in real time. Now this is great if you’ve got data that changes rather infrequently. But what if you want to create compelling visualizations that are driven by real-time data?
The mission of metaLayer is to make the creation of such data-driven visuals easy for anyone (not just expert data scientists and hackers).
We want to offer our users an ‘insight engine’ that allows them to do more than search for answers, rather they can compute their own or discover what others have done. More importantly, they can ask questions of the data created.
We aim to make data on the web more transparent, more interactive, and subsequently easier to understand and share.
In metaLayer users can easily create and share infographics like one below, styled to match the channel that it’s delivered on (their blog, website, etc.)
…however, what’s really cool is that their audience has the option of diving into the data that was used to create said graphic:
metaLayer comes out of private beta in February after some very big announcements at Strata. We’re looking forward to showing you exactly what we’ve been working on!