You are correct, the mobile app is for viewing reports, specifically reports hosted on a Tableau Server. The app is free. You are also correct that Tableau Server 8 will include capabilities for editing views through the browser.
I know that Tableau has a goal of making access to data ubiquitous, so mobile is definitely in their long-term strategy.
Thanks for your reply.I have downloaded the tableau app for IPAD.Is it possible to download the workbook and save locally in the IPAD and can I use it later when I am offline. Something similar to tableau reader capability in the desktop.
At this time the iPad app does not allow for local/offline interaction with workbooks and visualizations. It essentially serves as an easy to use mobile interface for connecting to a Tableau Server. As far as how it presents the visualizations it is very similar to what happens when you connect to Tableau Server in the browser on the iPad.
For your question about Tableau 8. The iPad app will not support the editing functions that are available through the browser. Tableau may end up upgrading it to do that. In light of that there is no special offline editing capability.
I hope that is helpful,
Is it possible in Taleau 8.1 for offline interaction with workbooks in IPAD .
Thanks in advance!!!