Being application developers ourselves we build metricboard.io to scratch our own itch. We wanted to avoid spending the time building and re-building the same dashboards and visualizations for different applications.
At the same time we recognized how important it is to start tracking application key and system metrics early-on so you actually see from day one what is happening from both a business and technical viewpoint.
We tried multiple existing dashboard solutions available; but either found them too complex / elaborate to use, slow or painful to integrate.
That is when we decided to build metricboard.io. Our goal is to keep product simple enough to quickly visualize metrics without the more advanced statics which would introduce a lot of complexity. (There are already many great solutions if that is what you need.)
We hope you will enjoy metricboard.io!