Is there any hope for an offline solution in the near future? Maybe v7.1 or v8?
I have created a Tableau Mobile solution using the iPad app for Retail Field Reps but I'm losing ground to HTML5 and iOS solutions. The fact that the workbook can't be used when offline is killing me. Wireless data rates in Canada are very expensive and my testing so far shows that even simple Viz's still chew up lots of reads/writes.
The current system demands that users either be on 3G or print their reports from home before going on their store visits. I would think that with the ability to upload/download packaged workbooks in version 7 an offline solution would be close at hand.
Anyone know anything that can put my mind at ease?
I cannot say for sure or not whether that is on the Tableau Roadmap. However, this would be a good one to place under the Ideas section of the Community!