Oracle launches mobile app design tool
Dubai, August 21, 2013
Oracle today announced the launch of Oracle BI Mobile App Designer, a new design tool with which business users can easily create stunning and interactive analytical applications for use on any major mobile device.
With this release, Oracle adds major innovations to Oracle Business Intelligence (BI), extending the capabilities of the Oracle BI Mobile solution, and reinforcing Oracle’s commitment to empowering organizations to stay connected to their businesses with real-time insights while on the go, said a statement.
A simple, browser-based, drag-and-drop design interface enables business users to combine data, text, images, visual graphs, and tables from multiple sources to create mobile analytical apps tailor-made to their lines of business. Without installing anything, creating professional mobile analytical applications is as easy as working with common office productivity tools, it said.
Business users can instantly preview their mobile apps via a web-based mobile simulator, or simply scan a QR code to run an application instantly on their mobile devices. Users can also easily collaborate and share the newly created apps via an App Library, which serves as a repository of mobile analytic applications to which users can subscribe and receive automatic updates, ensuring that users across the organization are consuming the most up to date information.
Touch and swipe gestures for interactive analysis allow end users to drill and explore visualizations to gain valuable insights, directly from their mobile devices. Users can analyze sales pipeline and forecasts, present detailed customer profile briefing books, and track inventory–anytime, anywhere, the statement said.
The apps created using Oracle BI Mobile App Designer run using HTML5 on iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets. Automatic rendering for differing screen sizes ensures visualizations display optimally with a write once, run anywhere model.
“Purpose-built mobile analytical apps, created and used by business people every day, greatly expand the opportunities for companies to deploy analytics broadly to everyone, everywhere,” said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management, Oracle. “The new Oracle BI mobile capability enables business users to deliver powerful analytic apps self-sufficiently, for use on any mobile device, to improve business outcomes and ensure everyone is effective while on the go.” - TradeArabia News Service