Last week SAP’s Karsten RUF provided an ASUG webcast on BusinessObjects Mobile for Android, now available on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sap.mobi&hl=en
This is part I of my notes from this webcast. Part 2 will be done at a later time.
Because I have an Android, I was able to successfully download it myself and work with the samples.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Two applications are available as shown in Figure 1
- BI content for mobilizing existing Web Intelligence and Crystal
- Right side is Mobile Explorer application – search and navigate mode
Focus of this session is on the left of Figure 1
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows how the Android application looks like on a Galaxy tablet.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 shows some guided help on how to navigate the reports.
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Figure 4 shows the different areas on the Android tablet device. You can browse documents on the server or search for areas of interest.
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Figure 5 shows the home screen on the Android phone.
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Figure 6 shows the layout of the report on the Android phone device.
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Figure 7 shows how the report layout on an Android tablet.
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Figure 8 shows table support from Web Intelligence
Tables with multiple headers is supported
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Figure 9 shows table action support such as wrap, freeze, reorder columns and hide/unhide.
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Figure 10 shows chart types supported on the Android.
Question & Answer
BusinessObjects Mobile Android webcast
Q: Does this release include Android phones or is it specifically for tablet form factors? If also for Android phone sizes, will an iOS version be made available for iPhone in the future?
(Clarification of question, for BI Mobile, not SBO Explorer)
A: This release also supports phones. The iPhone support is planned for a release shortly.
Q: Searching via the Google Play store, I cannot access the SAP BOBJ mobile app via my Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone with Ice Cream Sandwich version OS
A: ICS is planned to be supported in a next release
Q: Is there any limitation on report type (WebI, CR, Excel, ..) which can be shown?
A: the report type supported is only webi for this version. Crystal is planned for a future release
Q: Will Predictive Analysis also be available via Mobile?
A: Yes, but when is the question
Q: Only supports WebI?
iOS supports Crystal