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Welcome to the official documentation for Akuko, your all-in-one data storytelling platform. Whether you're a data analyst, journalist, educator, or business professional, Akuko empowers you to transform raw data into captivating narratives, interactive visualizations, and informative reports.

This comprehensive documentation is your guide to exploring the features, tools, and capabilities that Akuko offers. Whether you're a beginner getting started with your first data story or an advanced user looking to leverage the full potential of the platform, you'll find everything you need here.


These docs are currently being updated. Please reach out to us on the Akuko Slack channel if you need help.

What is Akuko?

Akuko is more than just a data visualization tool - it's a complete data storytelling platform designed to help you communicate insights effectively and engage your audience. With Akuko, you can:

  • Create Engaging Data Stories: Craft interactive data stories that combine different types of components like maps, tables, charts, images, text, and more. Turn complex data into easily understandable narratives.

  • Connect to Various Data Sources: Seamlessly connect to data from sources like Google Sheets, CSV files, geoJSON files, and PostgreSQL databases. Akuko ensures your data remains up-to-date and synchronized.

  • Customize with Ease: Customize the look and feel of your data stories. Choose from a variety of fonts, colors, and themes to match your brand identity and style.

  • Foster Collaboration: Collaborate with teams using Spaces - private workspaces for group collaboration. Create sources, posts, and projects together to ensure efficient teamwork.

  • Bring Data to Life: Utilize filters, events, and dynamic features to make your data interactive. Enable your audience to explore, filter, and analyze data on their own terms.

This documentation is organized into sections that cover every aspect of using Akuko. Here's a quick overview of what you can expect:

  • Getting Started: New to Akuko? This section will guide you through the initial setup, creating your first data story, and familiarizing you with the platform's interface.

  • Components: Learn how to create and configure the various components offered by Akuko, including maps, tables, charts, and more.

  • Data Sources: Discover how to connect to different data sources, import data, and run queries to ensure your visualizations are always up-to-date.

  • Collaboration and Spaces: Dive into advanced features like Spaces, which enable group collaboration, customized branding, and private project management.

  • Filters and Events: Master the art of interactivity by learning how to apply filters and set up events to enhance user engagement.

  • Examples and Use Cases: Explore real-world examples and use cases to inspire your data storytelling journey.

  • Troubleshooting and Support: Get assistance with common issues, refer to FAQs, and find resources for getting help.

Let's Begin

Whether you're a data enthusiast, a seasoned analyst, or someone new to the world of data storytelling, this documentation is here to guide you. Let's embark on this journey together as we explore the ins and outs of Akuko, unlocking the power of data-driven narratives.

Ready? Let's dive in!