Tableau Software announced Vizable,a mobile application designed to help people see and understand data with just an iPad.
Tableau Vice President of Mobile and Strategic Growth, Dave Story, unveiled the app at the 2015 Tableau Conference in Las Vegas.
The free iPad app makes it possible to explore data by using gestures such as pinching, swiping and dragging, allowing people to sculpt data into visualizations in seconds.
“Since we’ve started using Vizable, if someone asks me how Marination is doing this week, I can pull out my iPad, start swiping and dragging my cash register data, and boom! It’s that easy,” said Roz Edison, owner of Marination, a Hawaiian-Korean fusion cuisine business with one food truck and three restaurants in Seattle.
Tableau Software said Vizable is ideal for people with personal or business data they want to analyze. The first version works with data in CSV files and Excel files. Visualizations created in Vizable can be shared with friends and colleagues through email, instant message, or social media.
Vizable is currently available worldwide in the Apple iTunes store in English. Tableau Software said Vizable supports data in many international formats currently, and will be translated to other languages in the future.
In August, Tableau Software announced the general availability of Tableau 9.1, making it easier for people to analyze data from any source while in the office or on the go.
The company noted that the new capabilities give people more ways to answer questions with data, an entirely new mobile experience, new options for connecting to data and easier security and authentication for the enterprise.