Hey guys, happy Tuesday! I’m pleased to be back in this edition of the Qlik Design Blog to introduce you to the September 2017 release of Qlik Sense….right off the heels of hurricane Irma I might add. Florida (my home state) and its surrounding neighbors have been hit hard by this storm and I would like to first express my deepest sympathy for those that were affected by Irma’s wrath. We will recover, as we always have, and by working together and supporting one another, we will be back on our feet in no time…oh and hurricane Maria, you better watch yourself Missy!) Now on to the show!
As we have previously mentioned, Qlik will be releasing software 5 times a year. Which equates to a new release about every 10 weeks or so. (You can learn more about our continuous release cycle by checking out this blog here: Qlik Sense® will release 5 times a year!)
Rather than list the new feature highlights in this blog, I created a brief video to cover and demonstrate them. You can always check out the Qlik Sense release notes on the Qlik Help site as well as download the attach data sheet to learn more. You can also try these features right now by logging in to the Qlik Sense Cloud or by downloading a free version of Qlik Sense Desktop: Download Free Data Visualization Development Platform.
Now remember, each release will vary in capabilities and features, with some releases possibly having “more” in certain areas than others. It is important to note that the releases will not only cover Qlik Sense specifics, but other product areas such as Qlik NPrinting, Qlik GeoAnalytics, Qlik Sense Mobile, Qlik DataMarket, data connectors, API enhancements and new services and procedures. For example, with the September 2017 release we are also introducing a new Extension Certification Pilot program to allow extension authors to submit their extensions for review, to be certified and supported by the author for use within the Qlik platform. So far, with the Qlik Sense September 2017, release we have certified the following extensions and plan to evaluate many more:
- qsVariable – set the value of a variable using buttons, links, fields or sliders (Erik Wetterberg)
- ShowHide Container – allows charts to be hidden based on variable values (Fady Heiba)
- Sheet Navigation + Actions for Qlik Sense – Use buttons to add navigation actions in the app (Stefan Walther)
- Tabs for Qlik Sense – Allows selection between multiple visualizations that occupy the same space (Masaki Hamano)
Stay tuned for more information on this pilot program to learn how you can submit your extension for certification and thank you to our mentioned extension authors for your submissions.
NOTE – Qlik Sense Mobile: The app is available on the iOS VPP app store (Apple’s enterprise app store) this week. This is a huge milestone for Qlik as it brings the power of our Associative Technology to the iPad, online AND offline. A number of you have asked Where do customers download the app from? Customers and partners need to have signed up to Apple’s enterprise developer program to get access to the app. Once they are members of enterprise developer program, they can download the app from https://vpp.itunes.apple.com. Most medium and large business have this relationship with Apple and for those who do not, we are bringing the app to the iOS public app store in the near future, so hold tight.
* To learn more about extensions – check out these videos:
* Did you miss what’s new in our Qlik Sense June 2017 release? – Check it out here: Qlik Sense June 2017 – What’s New
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