Turn data into beautiful, interactive visualizations on your iPad.
This week, Tableau launched Vizable - a free iPad app that extends your visualization capabilities from desktop to tablet. Touting a user-friendly, intuitive user interface, Vizable allows you to create data stories on-the-go utilizing a range of interactive graphs and charts.
To begin, you simply need to import your data by tapping the file and selecting 'open in' or 'copy to' Vizable, or searching for the file in-app. From here, Vizable automatically scans for the key fields, which you can then explore via touch without affecting the underlying dataset.
At the moment, Vizable only works with Excel and CSV file formats, and it is recommended that you limit data to file sizes less than 25 MB with fewer than 200,000 rows.
The app also only operates iOS 8, and is optimized for devices from 2014 and later. For the time being, there is only an iOS version; however, Trina Chiasson, Vizable's community manager, has indicated that they are looking at expanding access to Windows and Andriod devices in the future.
In addition, several other features that are available on Tableau's desktop suites are not yet available on Vizable, such as mapping or the ability to filter on a value range. Users are encouraged to contribute to the Vizable World Community site with ideas for future releases.
To help you use Vizable, the Tableau team have compiled several user guides and tutorials:
- A visual reference guide to the user interface.
- A guide to formatting data for Vizable.
- A guide to performing more advanced calculations.
Download Vizable on the iTunes App Store here.