KeyLines 2.11 is live!

20th October, 2015

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KeyLines 2.11 is live!

After a long summer of coding, testing and re-coding, we’re proud to announce that KeyLines v2.11 is live!

This release is the culmination of thousands of developer hours and lot’s of feedback from you, our customers. Don’t forget to tell us your thoughts. Get in touch with us if you have any comments, suggestions or questions.

So, what’s changed?

Location, location, locations (…and analysis)

Perhaps the most exciting update in 2.11 is that KeyLines Geospatial has left beta!

That means the API is now stable and you can start incorporating it into your production applications with confidence.

7 - hubway graph - busiest station zoomed

We’re also built a great new showcase demo, imaginatively titled ‘Geo & Time Bar’, which uses data from the Boston Hubway scheme to show how to combine Geospatial and the Time Bar to dig deeper into your data.

New Graph Functions and a layout

Next time you log into the KeyLines SDK, you’ll find three great new graph functions and a layout:

  • PageRank – useful for finding important nodes based on both the volume and value of their in-coming links.
  • EigenCentrality – a measure of influence taking into account the number of links each node has, and the number of links their connections have, and so on through the network.
  • Community Finding – identify clusters of highly connected nodes in your network.
  • Lens Layout – a great way to view your new clusters! The lens layout offers fresh insight into node relationships.
2 - keylines lens layout

One-click demo downloads

In an effort to make the getting started process even faster, each demo now has a ‘Download’ button. Click it and all of the assets you need – JavaScript, CSS, fonts, images – will be saved to your machine in a single .zip file.

New & improved developer resources

These enhancements should make your lives easier:

  • A step-by-step guide to Neo4j integration (Getting Started > Neo4j)
  • Support for adding custom map layers (see ‘leafletMap’ function)
  • Notes on how to use modular JavaScript (Documentation > Modular JavaScript)
  • Best practice chart resizing (Documentation > Resizing Components)
“Geospatial & Time Bar”
map layers
“Map Layers”

What else?

We’ve also made a huge number of minor updates and improvements – far too many to list here. Take a look at the Change Log (Documentation > Change Log) for full details.


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