A lot of people have been asking for something like Meteor Toys but in production. A lot of people on the forums have been looking for a dashboard solution. I’m happy to introduce something for those in need.
The package lets you see data on your accounts, and impersonate them, among other things. There’s a live demo on website, but the real magic is in the customization. Getting Meteor Candy to display data unique to your app, or plugging in functions that you need for production, is easier than writing a Meteor method for it, and you get the interface with it for free.
Update: there is now a configuration guide on Meteor Chef. Check it out to see what Meteor Candy can do for you.
If I missed yours, please ask.
How quickly can I set up Meteor Candy?
In development mode, Meteor Candy works from the moment you add it. In production, setting it up is as easy as listing the userId of who can use it.
What comes out of the box?
Meteor Candy can help you see how many accounts are signing up into your application, see the most recent ones, as well as search for specific ones. Once you are there, you can sign into them without password, change their password, or delete them.
What do you mean by hackable dashboard?
While Meteor Candy works out of the box, the real benefit is in customizing it to display the data and perform functions that are specific to your application. For example, you can list how many credits an account has, and add a function to change that amount.
How do I customize Meteor Candy?
Meteor Candy is configured through a very simple JSON object. It’s easier to configure Meteor Candy than it is to write Method’s in Meteor, so you should have no problem setting it up to display the data important for you and the tasks that your app needs.
What kind of data does Meteor Candy display?
Out of the box, Meteor Candy displays your account growth over time, and some standard Meteor user fields such as emails, join date, and more.
What kind of tasks can Meteor Candy perform?
Out of the box, Meteor Candy allows you to impersonate accounts, change their password, and delete them. However, the real idea is to let you define functions that are specific to your application. You just write the name, prompt, and function, and Meteor Candy will take care of the rest.
Does Meteor Candy work with all account types?
Yes, Meteor Candy works with all the account types supported by the Meteor framework. In case you are using a third party package, plugging it in should be as easy as modifying a few fields and names.
Is Meteor Candy obfuscated?
No, with Meteor Candy you can see all the source code and modify it to your liking.
Does Meteor Candy work on any app?
It’s been tested on a starter Meteor app, the Todos app, which is built according to the Meteor Guide, as well as Vulcan.js, the React/GraphQL-based Telescope spin off by Sacha Greif. In each case, it worked as one would expect. It really should have no problems, but if it does just write me an email.
Is there a demo?
Currently, there is a right on top of the main website. You can click through it - its just like what you would get in a package.
How does it work?
Meteor Candy sits quietly in your application. When you press Control + D, it’ll render into your app as a demo.
Are there discounts?
If you are a non-profit, or are based in a country where the minimum wage is below $500 USD, please get in touch for a special coupon. For everyone else, there will is the coupon code
forums, which will taper down over time.