We created an IFrame communicator plugin which enables you controlling an embedded (in an iframe) Kibana dashboard. (instead of reloading the whole page when you require a change)
The plugin demonstrates how you can communicate with the internal Kibana AngularJS framework.
It's currently not well documented (at all) - but if you need help with this - feel free to contact us and if this gets some more attraction we will add some examples
The code is available under: