Friday, July 13, 2007

Webalo Mobile Dashboard: Instant Business Intelligence

Developers continue to find new ways to mine the extensive features of S60 3rd Edition. Forum Nokia PRO member Webalo of Santa Monica, California, has developed an on-demand service optimized for S60 3rd Edition device screens, which allows mobile workers to access up-to-the-second business intelligence in an actionable format.

The Webalo Mobile Dashboard delivers critical enterprise information such as sales forecasts, inventory status, and staff utilization — all in a spreadsheet-based format. Even better, the service lets mobile workers select the information they want, drill down to important details, and bookmark favorite screens for quick reference. No longer do users have to "pan-and-scan" through documents that weren't adapted to the dimensions of their mobile devices' small screens.

When the new versions of pertinent reports are sent to the IBM-hosted Webalo service, they are easily converted by an administrator into the easily-readable format for S60 3rd Edition devices such as the Nokia Eseries and Nokia Nseries phones. The files are then distributed instantly and automatically. That gives sales people, field service personnel, and executives the most current information they need, on the spot.