Posts tagged multitouch
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.
Thanks to @yourif I came up onto the next movie about the near future of screens for mobile devices, laptops, mirrors and all other kind of surfaces we’d be able to interact with. The reason why I post this video on my blog is because it’s a great demonstration of good User Experience. You don’t need to read a manual to understand what kind of interaction is expected from the user. Thumbs up!
The source of the original post is: http://mobileuserinterfaces.blogspot.com/2010/09/future-os-screens-experience-video.html
As you can read in my profile description, I’m very interested in all kind of innovative developments that enable people at work and at home.
A great example of innovative user interfaces, user centered design and also fun is the contribution of TopForce at this year’s VNSG Demojam. Together with a group of enthousastic and skilled colleagues we submitted a logistic business scenario which was enabled through multitouch techniques. It shows how a business intelligence application (SAP BO Xcelsius 2008) shows uniform and comparable information to a purchaser who can’t make a choice between a number of price offers. Based on custom multitouch hard- and software we show how two colleagues simoultanously contribute to solving a pricing issue. Ronald Kleijn and I gave the demonstration on stage.
See the following YouTube movie for the on stage performance: SAP at your fingertips
The 400 people sitting in the crowd were impressed and gave positive feedback during the demo session and especially afterwards. These things are innovative today but will be commodity tomorrow.
Lets keep challenging each other to keep finding innovative user interfaces that really enable people in a way that we haven’t seen before!