A follow up to my original post “PluginDashboard for IPADs- Control & Clarity of the data coming from XML
Seems that the potential of embedding dashboards in e-newspapers is indeed huge, and coherent with the latest industry trends. Wouldn’t you want to explore the facts and figures which gives you a better quantitative insight to a prevalent political or social problem? Wouldn’t you want to have access and visibility of figures that directly leads to your understanding of what giong around in your world rather than having a plain text report?
I was discussing with my colleague Suhas, about my idea of “liquid data”- how we can have dashboards that connect to the public data sources and bring forth the data in a more interactive format, and how we can embed them in an e-newspaper; something that can be read on an I-Pad. Flow of data and stuffs..
I was explaining to him- how informative it would be to have a dashboard with multiple levels of drill down, attached to a report covering issues like last years flood in Pakistan; how an user would be interested to see the initial pie chart with all the geographical areas (sqr km) affected, then drill down from each individual area to the communities affected..
Suhas, standing true to his reputation of being a keen techie guy, was immediate in his response and told me about the recent tie up between Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch to launch a newspaper service for the Ipads.
I was thrilled, and checked the internet to dig in more details.
They have christened it “The daily”, I think.
It seems that a lot of money will sink in and they are already in the hunting spree for top-notch journalists.
Here is something I found about the e-newspaper launch for Ipads: