Google upgraded its Maps application for Android and iOS yesterday.
The new version makes it easier to use Maps offline and improves navigation features. But one specific new capability got a lot of the buzz from tech reporters: Google Maps now integrates Uber, a taxi alternative, into its transportation options. If you’re moving around in one of the 70+ cities where Uber operates, Maps can offer an Uber option alongside transit and walking directions.
By adding Uber, Google demonstrated that it understands how embedded functionality can add both power and value to an application. Actuate also understands the power and value of embedding: We have more than a decade of experience helping developers in many industries to embed reports, dashboards and analytics in their applications. We’ve helped development groups from more than 500 organizations, including SaaS providers, software and appliance manufacturers, and in-house teams.
All of that experience has been distilled into Embedding Reports, Dashboards and Analytics: A Breakdown in 5 Steps, an eight-page white paper that traces the route that many development teams take when they integrate interactive data visualizations into their applications. The path, we’ve learned, can be treacherous, with wrong turns (like trying to build from scratch) that can lead to costly delays and dead ends. But navigating the route correctly can put a project in the fast lane for time-to-market, reduced costs, and greater flexibility – all important drivers in today’s high-speed, competitive marketplace.
If you’re embarking on a development journey that includes personalized analytics, and you’re looking for a navigator who knows the best route, has a clear integration roadmap, and has steered through the twists and turns many times, check out Embedding Reports, Dashboards and Analytics: A Breakdown in 5 Steps. It’s fuel for thought.