The starting point of many great ideas, data should be perceived as an important tool in business, not just a collection of findings from strategies gone by.
Not only can it aid predictions and forecasting, but it can also quantify decisions and measure success – an essential if your data could be the difference between having the funds for a new marketing campaign, or not.
As well as it being collected and recorded accurately, it needs to be well-presented, so that all involved can make informed decisions and take the next steps with confidence– so says the numbers.
So, using your iPhone or iPad alone, what can you use to display data both clearly and effectively?
Measuring productivity can be a tricky business at the best of times, but thankfully there are plenty of beautifully data-focused apps that turn your grids of numbers into incredibly visual representations.
This is more for the inner DJ in all of us than the regular business user, but it doesn’t half look good! Available for iPad, this app displays your music library as a solar system. Click the stars to browse by artist, planets to view your albums and moons to play a track – and watch the visualizer take centre stage. Watch your favourite track orbit the planet (album) and see your music’s data in a whole new light. Visit Planetary on the App Store for more details.
Never before has knowing when, where and how you took your iPhone’s photos been so poignant. By taking the info from the meta data of each image, the Photo Stats app creates eleven visualisations of your photo data, including where in the world you took them, how much you used the flash, your most snap-happy days, what time of day you took the most shots and even if you prefer landscape or portrait!
Generate graphs and create charts
For more in-depth usage, such as in the app development process, iOS software from the likes of ShinobiControls is perfect for bringing data to life in the palm of your hand.
The best thing about this tool is that it is real-time, so no matter how or where your data is being collected, the charts and graphs will edit at the same time.