TECHNOLOGY: Business Analytics
Speed MobileBy Mark Rittman
Quickly deploy line-of-business mobile business intelligence apps with Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer.
Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer enables organizations to quickly deploy HTML5-compliant mobile apps that work with most modern mobile devices, including Apple iOS, Android, and BlackBerry tablets and phones. Part of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g and enabled through the 22.214.171.124.1 patch set for Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer is particularly suited to creating line-of-business (LOB) applications because it offers complete control of the layout, navigation, and content of the app with a thin-client layout editor.
This article walks you through creating your first mobile business intelligence (BI) app with Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer and the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 126.96.36.199.1 Sample Application (V309 R2), which can be downloaded from Oracle Technology Network. The designer and the sample app are delivered together as an Oracle VM VirtualBox image, and you’ll use these tools to create an Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile LOB app for a fictitious product marketing manager who needs to quickly see sales and other activity for the brands and products he manages on his mobile device.
Creating an Initial Business Intelligence Mobile App
To create your first Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile app, first download the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 188.8.131.52.1 sample application (V309 R2), unzip the files, and import them into your Oracle VM VirtualBox environment. Then follow these steps:
Now that you’ve created your mobile app, you can append additional pages with features such as tile and pivot table components and additional navigation components such as accordion menus and links to subpages. SampleApp V309 R2, which comes with several example mobile apps already installed and ready to be subscribed to, is accessible from your web browser at http://localhost:9704/mobile/appstore.
If you’ve already looked at the example apps on the SampleApp Mobile Apps Store Apps Library, you might be wondering how to get your new app listed alongside all the others in the Apps Library section, ready to be subscribed to and accessed by end users. To do this, you have to publish the app, and in this next set of steps, you’ll do just that.
Publishing Your App to the Mobile App Store
When your app is ready to be made available for your end users to use, you can publish it to the app store by following these steps:
Congratulations! You have just created and published your first mobile BI app, using Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer.
Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer complements Oracle Business Intelligence’s other mobile BI tools, providing a drag-and-drop environment for creating rich, interactive mobile apps that can be viewed by any HTML5-compliant mobile device.
To learn more about Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer, view documentation including User’s Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer 11g Release 1 (11.1.1), watch videos on how to create a mobile BI app and use key designer features, explore tutorials, review collateral, and interact with social media.