This preface describes new features and upgrade considerations in Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).
This preface contains the following topics:
This section describes new features in recent updates of Oracle BI Mobile. Install the latest updated version of the application from the Apple App Store. See "Getting Oracle BI Mobile for Your Apple iPad."
To take full advantage of the features described in this documentation, you must install or update to the latest version of Oracle BI Mobile available in the App Store.
End-user enhancements have been added in the following areas:
iPhone application. Whether you are using Oracle BI Mobile on an iPad or an iPhone, there is now a single universal application that works on both devices.
Preconfigured demo server. Upon launching Oracle BI Mobile, you can access a demonstration server to work with a version of the sample application. For more information, see "Accessing the Oracle BI Mobile Demonstration Server."
First Time Help. When you begin using Oracle BI Mobile, you see an overlay with tips explaining how to navigate the application. To hide the help, tap anywhere on the screen. To view the help again later, tap the Options button and then tap Show First Time Help.
New Settings view. By swiping right twice, you can easily access this new Settings "backstage" where you configure your server settings, choose the view you want the BI Mobile application to start on, set your email-sending preference, and personalize your wallpaper. See "Navigating the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog and BI Content."
Configured start-up content. You can select a default view—or even a specific dashboard—to display when you log in to the Oracle BI Mobile application. See "Configuring Start-up Content."
New view: KPI Contribution Wheel. See "Working with Scorecard Content."
Improved dashboard navigation. You select pages to view within a dashboard no longer from a dropdown list, but from an overlay that appears showing the available pages. Alternatively, you can scroll left and right in the dashboard navigation bar, then tap to select a page. See "Working with Analyses and Dashboards."
Interacting with external content in Oracle BI Mobile. With this new feature, you can work with files of format PDF and XLS. See "Which BI Content is Viewable Using Oracle BI Mobile?"
Saving and clearing dashboard customizations. Now, in addition to applying saved dashboard customizations from Oracle BI EE to analyses you are viewing in Oracle BI Mobile, you can also save new customizations while your work is in progress on the iPad. You can save the state of your analysis—including drilling you have done and prompts you have set. Later, you can return to the saved state. When you want the analysis to return to a default state from the server, you can now clear a customization. See "Saving, Clearing, and Applying Dashboard Customizations."
This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (22.214.171.124). With this release, there is a brand-new application to install from the Apple App Store. See "Getting Oracle BI Mobile for Your Apple iPad."
This release provides end-user enhancements in the following areas:
Maximize views with double-tap gesture. With this new feature, you can access on your iPad more data—even within dense dashboards—without the restrictions of the smaller form factor. You expand an individual view by double-tapping on it. The individual view then displays within the full screen of the iPad. This maximizing of views can be done on views accessed within a dashboard, and also when viewing an analysis independent of a dashboard. See "Working with Analyses and Dashboards."
New view and graph types.
Performance tiles. This new view type is among the BI content that can be viewed in Oracle BI Mobile. For more information, see "Working with Performance Tiles."
Waterfall graphs. This new graph type is among the BI content that can be viewed in Oracle BI Mobile. See "Working with Graphs."
100% stacked graph as subtypes to the bar graph and the area graph. This new graph subtype is among the BI content that can be viewed in Oracle BI Mobile. See "Working with Graphs."
Stacked graph as a new subtype to the area graph. This new graph subtype is among the BI content that can be viewed in Oracle BI Mobile. See "Working with Graphs."
Fixed headers. In analyses with fixed headers, you can use a single-finger drag gesture to scroll through data in all directions. See "Working with Tables, Pivot Tables, and Trellis Views."
Changing between landscape and portrait orientation while viewing Oracle BI content. See "Switching Screen Orientation Between Landscape and Portrait."
Breadcrumbs. You can see the navigation path you have taken while moving through the catalog as a trail of breadcrumbs (near the top of the screen by the Back arrow). In this way, you can see your current location and how you got there, then decide whether to use the Back arrow to navigate in reverse, or to use the Home icon to quickly return to the Home screen. See "About Working with BI Content in the Mobile Application."
Security toolkit. The Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile Security Toolkit provides the ability to generate a signed version of the Oracle BI Mobile HD application. The toolkit includes the instructions and necessary content to build this application making use of Apple's Xcode and the IOS SDKs. The Oracle BI Mobile Security Toolkit will be updated on a regular basis in order to synchronize with the Oracle BI Mobile HD application available on the Apple App store. See "Using the Security Toolkit for Mobile Device Management."
Viewing of Oracle BI Publisher reports in dashboards. See "Working with Oracle BI Publisher Content."
Integrated Full-Text Catalog Search. As in the desktop version of Oracle BI EE, you can use full-text search to find catalog objects in Oracle BI Mobile based on attributes such as author and column name. This search is available after the administrator integrates Oracle BI Enterprise Edition with Oracle Endeca Server. See "Performing Searches."
This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199). It contains the following topics:
Release 188.8.131.52.2 of Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile includes many new features encompassing user interaction, graph and gauge interactivity, availability of locally-saved BI content, map views, use of prompts, and much more.
This release provides end-user enhancements in the following areas:
Home page to serve as launch pad for content (access to Recent, Favorites, Dashboards, Local Content, Search). See "What Does Oracle BI Mobile Look Like?"
Carousel-style display (for Recent and Favorites). See "Navigating and Switching Between the Carousel, List, and Grid Display Styles."
List-style display. See "Navigating and Switching Between the Carousel, List, and Grid Display Styles."
Dashboard explorer (list of thumbnails) on Home page that lets you navigate the catalog for dashboards. See "Navigating the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog and BI Content."
Catalog navigation. See "Navigating the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog and BI Content."
A toolbar and a Previous icon. See "Working with Back Arrow and the Previous Icon."
Application launching via "mobile URLs," that is, either from email or from other applications (such as Oracle WebCenter). See
Seeding the Oracle BI Mobile application with one or more servers for provisioning of servers by URL. See "Implementing Server Provisioning Through URL."
Multitasking. The Oracle BI Mobile application retains its state when you switch to and from other iPad applications. When you switch back to Oracle BI Mobile, you are returned directly to the screen from which you left the application. See "Switching Between Oracle BI Mobile and Other iPad Applications."
Touch interaction allowing tap-and-hold for navigating tables, pivot tables, and trellis views. This enhancement brings the desktop application's right-click menu options into the Oracle BI Mobile application. See "Working with Tables, Pivot Tables, and Trellis Views."
Graph interactivity. See "Working with Graphs."
Trellis view. See "Working with Tables, Pivot Tables, and Trellis Views."
Synchronizing of Oracle BI Mobile favorites with Desktop favorites. See "Synchronizing Mobile Favorites with Desktop Favorites."
Support for viewing and interacting with briefing books. See "Working with Briefing Books."
Alerts. See "Working with Alerts and Agents."
Search. See "Performing Searches."
Scorecards. When embedded in a dashboard page, scorecard views including KPI watchlists, smart watchlists, custom views, strategy maps, strategy trees, strategy contribution wheels, and cause & effect maps may be viewed in their fully-interactive diagram or tabular formats. Scorecard views browsed from the catalog (and not on a dashboard) display in a simplified iPad-optimized table format. See "Working with Scorecard Content."
MapView. See "Working with Map Views."
Printing BI content wirelessly. See "Printing BI Content."
Rich email support, with attachments and with content embedding. Support for two types of URLs that are embedded in emails: one is a regular URL that launches the BI content in a desktop browser, and the other is a URL that launches the BI content in the Oracle BI Mobile application). See "Sending BI Content in Email."
New layout for prompts. A key subset of dashboard prompts has been redesigned to optimize the prompts for touch interaction. See "Working with Prompts."
A dashboard prompts bar. See "Working with Prompts."
Graphs are no longer static, they are interactive, and allow for interactions through gestures. See "Working with Graphs."
Offline, local storage of content on device memory with the ability to refresh data on-demand. See "Saving Content Locally."
Offline mode for access to saved local content without an Internet connection. See "Viewing Local Content."
There are no new features for Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile in Release 184.108.40.206.0.
Release 220.127.116.11 of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition introduces Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile. Oracle BI Mobile includes many new features, including the following highlights:
Platform support for the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad.
Your BI content is available for immediate consumption on your iPad, optimized for mobile viewing without the need to redesign any content.
Support for the following BI EE objects: dashboards, analyses, BI Publisher reports, scorecards, and content delivered by agents.
In analyses and dashboards, the Oracle BI Mobile application provides all analytic actions (such as drill, action link, prompts, and so on).
For BI Publisher, the actions supported match those of the desktop (based on output type).
In scorecards, the Oracle BI Mobile application provides a subset of analytic actions.