We wanted to create a tool that allows you to create fully customizable reports from Trello data by combining charts and text fragments.
What it does
You can construct a report and store it as PDF or schedule it to be sent to your colleagues via email or Slack.
How I built it
We first built a chart editor which allows creating custom charts such as line or bar charts. We also developed a List view which allows creating lists of issues. Finally, we created a report editor which allows combining charts and task lists into a report.
Challenges I ran into
There were no ready made chart libraries that would work out-of-the-box so we ended up customising the charts quite a lot. Turning a HTML report into a PDF caused a few headaches as well.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The editor is simple yet powerful. The final reports look beautiful.
What I learned
With the right team, anything is possible
What's next for Screenful Reports
We'll add things like more complex layouts, new widget types etc.