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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Learning about BusinessObjects Mobile for Android: ASUG Webcast

Last week SAP’s Karsten RUF provided an ASUG webcast on BusinessObjects Mobile for Android, now available on Google Play at

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

  1. BI content for mobilizing existing Web Intelligence and Crystal
  2. 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.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

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.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows table support from Web Intelligence

Tables with multiple headers is supported


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows table action support such as wrap, freeze, reorder columns and hide/unhide.


Figure 10: Source: SAP

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

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy

      Is there a version of Mobile BI planned that will support Dashboards on Android? I hear Mobile BI 4.4.0 will support iPad with the new html5 capability. Thanks in advance.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Anand - we have a webcast coming up on Androids BI Mobile on Monday and I will ask this question.

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      Former Member

      Thanks Tammy.