Seattle, August 01, 2011— Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Tableau Public, its free data visualization and publishing service is now optimized for iPad users.
Tableau Public lets anyone easily use data to tell stories. They can create interactive visualizations from public data and publish them anywhere online, including blogs, websites, social media properties, etc. Now those published visualizations are optimized for the iPad, so iPad users encountering a Tableau Public visualization online can interact with the data in a native, touch-optimized way. They can tap to filter, pinch and zoom in maps, and via other natural touch interactions, find stories that are personally relevant to them in the data.
This interactive experience has been optimized for iPad users, serving up rapid-fire data analytics and interactive visualizations at their finger tips. An online video showing how fast and easy it is to use Tableau Public on the iPad can be seen at http://www.tableau.com/tableau-public-ipad.
Tableau Public’s new capabilities on the iPad brings the concept of interactive, social data analysis and sharing to the mobile world, allowing people to analyze, publish and share data on-the-go – from the newsroom to the classroom. For journalists and Web publishers who use Tableau Public, the move to iPad also represents a powerful new marketplace to share ideas and start conversations with an emerging audience of millions of tablet users. In March 2011, there were more than 15 million iPads sold – and this number continues to grow.
“Our world is mobile – it’s where ideas are shared and decisions are made,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and Co-founder, Tableau. “When we launched Tableau Public, our vision was to make it easy for people to tell stories with data. We wanted to make data more accessible, social and fun, and now we’re bringing this concept to mobile platforms. Tableau Public for the iPad is a tremendous next-step toward our vision, empowering humans at work and at home by making data more accessible.”
Today, national media, government organizations, non-profits and universities rely on Tableau Public, as do independent journalists, bloggers, advocates and everyday Web users. To learn how to get started with Tableau Public, visit: http://www.tableau.com/public.
Tableau Software is the leading provider of fast analytics and data visualization software. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau makes its award-winning business intelligence applications available for download at http://www.tableau.com/trial. They enable anyone to easily create and share interactive data visualizations, dashboards and analytics, and can scale to organizations of any size or reach. For more information, please visit http://www.tableau.com.