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A while ago I posted a blog which described how you can use iSwifter to run Xcelsius dashboards on your iPad. Now I’ve made a short movie which actually shows it step by step with an easy listening beat on the background.
In this movie the iPad app iSwifter is used to open webpages that contain SWF files. It more or less works as an internet browser. Check out the movie for the details.
Enjoy and let me know if this is useful.
The quest for flash enabled SAP BusinessObjects dashboards on your iPad continues and today we have a new chapter. Through twitter I came up along iSwifter after I saw Mico Yuk tweeting about it.
Well, what is iSwifter?
“iSWiFTER is the industry’s first cloud-based Flash game streaming service specifically built for mobile devices including smart phones and tablets, spanning mobile platforms such as Apple’s iOS and Android. Low-cost servers in the cloud run abstraction software that intelligently converts browser-based Flash games to a form that is optimized for individual mobile devices, complete with multi-touch gesture support for game interaction, and accommodating different screen sizes. A client app connects to the gaming servers in the cloud to download streaming content live to the mobile device.”
This sounds great but I always like to test drive something myself before I get too excited.
Step 1: Download the free iPad app
Step 2: Open up a web page with an Xcelsius dashboard embedded
For some dashboard examples with interactivity, you can use my webserver where I uploaded a couple of Xcelsius dashboards.
Also check out this dashboard, created by Benchmarkers.com:
This is about it.. I’d like to see your opinion on this app and if it works ok with your dashboards in terms of touch interaction, performance, scalability, etc. One final note; in the last DSLayered podcast, the SAP USA product manager for Xcelsius, Scot Leaver, told that SAP was prototyping HTML5 based Xcelsius exports so perhaps the “off the shelve” solution from SAP BusinessObjects will be available with one of the next releases of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.X.
Update: I’ve put a new blog online that includes a demo video.
This week the VNSG 2011 event took place. The VNSG is the Dutch community for all SAP and BusinessObjects clients, partners and enthusiasts. Of course I had to be there so I joined the party. Since I recently switched jobs I was representing The Next View and our services. But these events are not only about keynotes and client cases, it’s also about bringing along some nice gadgets.
This year I came up with the idea of the Parrot AR Drone which can be controlled with your iPhone or iPad.
A couple of its features:
- WIFI connection with your iPhone or iPad
- Camera mounted on the quadrocopter
- Possibility for dog-fights if you own two pieces
This is how it looks like.
After it arrived at the office I gave it a indoor test flight. Because we decided to give it a custom paint job, the foam bumpers weren’t mounted during my test flight. The result? A paint trading job with one of the office walls.
After the drones arrived with their special paint job, we brought them along to the VNSG and we made a little movie clip.
This sure is one of my favorite gadgets. The only down side is it’s limited battery life of approximately 15 minutes. Let’s see what we can come up with next year
Switching jobs can be great. You get a new challenge, colleagues and lots of other benefits. For example a new Macbook or iPhone. The downside of this stuff is the export / import of all your contacts, apps, mail settings, etcetera.
iTunes should be able to synchronize your contacts and place them in the “Address Book” on your Mac so that you can restore them onto your new iPhone for example. Well, there is a much easier way. You can use the iPhone app IDrive-lite.
It’s a free app to backup your contacts online from your iPhone. They’ll be stored on a server (oooh, admins can see your contacts and sell them to marketeers for lots of money), from which you can restore them on any moment again.
You can download the app from the itunes store and create a account within the app.
Now backup your contacts onto the online server.
And restore them from, for example, your brand new phone so that you don’t need to use iTunes
And that’s all you need to do. Thumbs up for this great app!
By the way, this was my first blog post created on the MacBook Pro. Loving it