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QlikView Labs: first look at the Universal Touch Client

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.