Better decision support at iPad
Translated from Computer Sweden by Google translate:
Of Joel Åsblom
The Swedish decision support provider QlikTech has developed a version of QlikView iPad. Among the users are a Dutch customer who has supplied 150 offices with Apple’s tablet PC.
Qlikview of various widgets.
– We tailor Qlikview for iPad, iPhone and Android. One can of course also run regular QlikView AJAX client in the browser on them, “says marketing manager Jennifer Ehle QlikTech.
She says that many Swedish customers running pilots of mobile clients, mainly on the iPhone, and that interest is also great from the outside world. The latest example is the Dutch mortgage lender, the Hypotheekshop as equipped sellers of 150 offices with Apple iPad. With them will Qlikview enhance sales and improve customer service.
Among the advantages of QlikView brings out is that Ipadversionen of Qlikview has features to analyze business data directly with customers. Since the iPad has built-in GPS, you can, for example to obtain local information about the inventory data to customers within a specific geographic area.
Qlikview HD will initially be designed for the multi-touch interface that is available in Apple’s tablet PC where you can both tap, pinch and drag to select data points.
Snapshots from the Census Years
Recently the ONS has published some new interactive content aimed at bringing together visualisation, narrative,audio,data table, images and animation into a single compact product. The Snapshots from the Census Years product is, in one sense, a logical continuation of the storytelling themes Armin talked about in his recent posting
As we move from print to web, it becomes clear that we need not think of visualisation/narrative/data as such separate constructs. Modern web content should allow us to integrate these forms so they can be authored together as a powerful composite product: Clicking on a story in the text highlights the appropriate part of the graph. Enabling audio allows you to follow the text while looking at the graph. Each component allows and encourages further exploration of the other components. Although only a small product aimed at promoting our 2011 Census, it really does suggest there is more scope for integrated outputs from official statistics producers.
Exploring Population Distribution in 3-D
Interactive 3-D-visualisation allows a very instructive view of statistical data. An impressive example is the comparison of the population distribution by night and by day in big towns. In the morning people go to work into the city and at night the go back into the agglomerations.
Statistics Zurich has built a 3-D-model based on census data. It’s in java, you can play with it and choose various views.
Zurich: Population density by day:
Zurich: Population density by night
The Java application and its technical description can be found on Statistics Zurich (in German only)
Similar models exist for other towns. See Washington