QlikView Labs: first look at the Universal Touch Client

By Barry Harmsen

A quick pre-weekend post. Yesterday, QlikTech’s QlikView Labs released a demo of their Universal Touch Client project. This project aims to test a fast and touch friendly web-based client running on a variety of touch enabled devices. The first version of the client is available to test on the iPad. If you don’t have an iPad, the demo will also work on Safari or Chrome on your desktop.

I tested the Universal Touch Client on an iPad and must say that I was impressed. It works a lot smoother than the iPad app and offers the advantage of displaying multiple objects at the same time, this lets you focus on the entire picture instead of focusing on only one facet at a time.

This client also successfully solves the two main drawbacks of opening a QlikView document in Safari via AccessPoint; selecting multiple values (though that has been somewhat resolved in QlikView 10) and making selections in charts.

All in all, this demo looks very promising. I am pretty sure that this client will quickly become the preferred method of consuming QlikView applications on tablet/mobile devices once it becomes available. Hopefully we won’t have to wait until QlikView 11.

About The Author

Barry Harmsen

Hi there, I'm Barry and I'm a Business Intelligence Consultant at Bitmetric and based in the Netherlands. Originally from a background of 'traditional' Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Performance Management, for the past 10 years I have been specializing in Qlik and a more user-centric form of BI. I have done numerous QlikView and Qlik Sense implementations in many different roles and industries. In 2012 I co-authored the book QlikView 11 for Developers. You can follow me on Twitter at @meneerharmsen.

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    kanna
    August 21, 2012 - 17:05 | Permalink

    first look at the Universal Touch Client
    it is super how can my made it.can u send me send me the full detail I can try my laptop
    mt email id [email protected]

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