As the architecture detailed in the second post of this series shows it, the mobile apps that allow one to access Power BI anywhere, on any device, at any time are the fundamental target of the architecture.
Because of Microsoft efforts here, you can consume Power BI visualization from several apps. However, they are not equal! Here is a quick summary of the different capabilities of each.
In the sections below, I provide screenshots that show details of these apps. I didn’t write a lot of narrative about these because the point was to let you see their capabilities.
The Windows 8 app
Here are the tools to annotate and comment a tile:
The iPad app
The iPad app has the same set of features as the Windows 8 app plus the capability to select a tile as a favorite and to add it a customized favorites dashboard.
The other features are very similar to the Windows 8 ones:
with the following tools :
The iPhone app
With iPhone app you will not have the ability to annotate dashboards, nor to access reports. However you can define alerts on card tiles:
For the other features, it’s very similar to iPad version:
The Android phone app
Please note that at this time there is no Android tablets support (and even Galaxy S3 is not supported):
Features set is identical to the iPhone version, and except a little bug which doesn’t allow you to scroll on the right of the screen, it’s very similar.
To conclude all these features are compared to the browser version:
You can find Patrick's other articles in this series on [ #Office365] Power BI 2.0:
- The big picture
- Architectural aspects
- More on data sources
- More on Power BI mobile apps (this original article)
- The gateways