Tableau revamps native app for iPhone

The new mobile app from Tableau lands as the company makes Tableau 9.2 generally available.

Tableau on Tuesday launched a new mobile app for Apple's iPhone that includes geolocation as well as an easier interface.

The native iPhone app aims to make it easier to interact with data and get visualizations on the go. Tableau's dashboards have been available on the iPhone, but the company said that customers were requesting improvements. Tableau's move comes following the launch of Vizable, which is a visualization tool for the iPad.

For the company, mobile apps are becoming critical to its effort to democratize analytics.

The Tableau Mobile app comes as the company made its Tableau 9.2 software available. Tableau added data preparation features, custom maps and security.

On the security front, Tableau added permission features to Tableau Server and Tableau Online, its cloud software. Tableau also added support for OpenID Connect and improved application programming interfaces so admins can set, vet and view permissions for a project.

Here's a look at a few screens from Tableau's revamped iPhone app.