Hello Tableau Mobile community. I’m Jim Cox, the Product Manager of Tableau Mobile, posting to let you know that a redesigned mobile app is coming soon.
The updated Tableau Mobile has been in alpha and beta testing for nearly a year, and our testers are finding the new design to be more intuitive, faster, and more effective than its predecessor. We think it is a significant improvement, and we hope you find that the new Tableau Mobile design makes it easier to find and use the data that you need.
We will be releasing the app to the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store in the coming weeks. Depending on your company's deployment approach, you may get this update automatically, and we wanted you to know about it in advance so that you are not surprised by the change.
The core of the redesigned app will be familiar. We continue to provide immediate access to Favorites alongside the ability to browse and search all the content on the site. However, we have made significant improvements within that framework:
- The browse and search experience reflects project hierarchy and structure that is easy to understand and consistent with Tableau Server and Tableau Online.
- Offline capability has been improved. The updated app downloads the user’s Favorites and stores local copies which we call Interactive Previews. Interactive Previews load very fast and offer richness and interactivity even if the device is offline.
In addition, the redesigned app delivers feature and deployment parity across iOS and Android and increased Mobile Device Management (MDM) support for enterprise deployments.
To learn more, watch our Tableau Mobile presentation from Tableau Conference 2018. This talk features a side-by-side demonstration of the old and new designs. We also take a look at some of the feedback that we have received from this community and the ways that it influenced the new design. Spoiler alert; your feedback was incredibly helpful and very influential both in motivating and shaping the new design.
Quick Look at the New Design
Here's a quick tour of the redesigned app in the form of a side-by-side comparison of the existing and new designs.
The current design shows one whole Favorite and about half of the second, and the list is presented alphabetically.
The new design shows more Favorites and arranges them
Offline Access / Interactive Previews
Browsing Site Content
Searching Site Content
If you've made this this far, thanks! We hope you download Tableau Mobile on your iOS or Android device and enjoy using it to have fast access to all of your important data wherever you are and whenever you need it.
Product Manager, Tableau Mobile