Monday, November 16, 2009
iPhone's Roambi Pro, Visualize Data On The Go
As more and more business are using iPhones to actually conduct business with other businesses developers are creating more business targeted iPhone apps. One such as, Roambi, was released for free earlier this year. It allows you to take your "Excel data into interactive visualizations, and deliver them to your iphone, with our free online publisher."
Today they've released the Roambi Pro. For $99 per year and per user, you can take your data to another level. Roambi Pro is a secure, hosted service that lets you take your critical business data from Google Docs, Excel, and salesforce.com and create visualizations to share with any iPhone user.
Roambi Pro user can upload their data to the secure server. You can then choose how you'd like to "see" your data, (i.e.: pie charts, graphs, etc), they'll create it for you. The spreadsheets are turned into interactive charts and graphs. To see more information on a specific piece of a pie chart, you simply touch the piece you to explore.
According to Leena Rao at TechCrunch "...the app itself intuitively stores various charts according to subject matter and category, making it easy to access various visualizations quickly and efficiently."
Roambi Pro also provides live refresh, so your information is always current. If anything changes on a company's spreadsheets when the user is away from their office, the user can update their data with the push of a button. And it saves the hassle of having to call in to update the company numbers before a presentation or meeting.
So whether you're a small or medium or large business, this app may be perfect for keeping track of all the data you need when you're working away from your office.