4 weeks later – watching The Equestrian App install around the United States. equestrianapp.com #analytics #horses #ios #android

 

Capture.JPGBeing a person that had and sold an #analytics company, I realized a long time ago on how important data is to a company, especially a #startup.  A little over a month ago, I officially released The Equestrian App and let it settle for a couple weeks while the last few bugs where discovered.

Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve been spending more time focused on getting the word out and it is awesome to look at a map with the registrations on it.  Looks like I’m doing a heck of a job in the pacific northwest where I live!  And, I’m getting close to getting a person in every state too!  The amazing thing to watch is people using the app inviting other people to use it and connect to their horses.

I’ve been very focused on the United States of course, but the app is now being used in 12 other countries included Xàbia, Africa.  I love it!  Just amazing to see something you personally create being installed and used around the world in providing better care for horses.  We ring the dinner bell every time there is a new user in a new country and state!

Enjoy the ride!

Patrick

The Equestrian App is available for #iPhone. #horses #equestrian

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From the day-to-day stall management, boarding needs, leasing rules, training plan, veterinarian exams, farrier visits, and marketplace, this app can manage it all and more. We all want the best for our horses so we built “The Equestrian” to be that exclusive, one-of-a-kind app you can rely upon everyday for your horse’s health and pleasure.

Visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-equestrian/id1263719672?ls=1&mt=8 to download.

Still reporting with dashboards? See how AtlasBI.com gives you better & faster business insights

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How many if you arrived at work today and the first thing you did was open your browser to browse to an intranet site to see your company dashboards?  Probably less than 1% of you did.  And then, you drilled and sliced and filtered to find your data.  How long did that take you?  Probably more than 15 to 30 minutes.  After a while you probably gave up.  Am I correct?

It is time to throw out the old paradigm of looking at dashboards for company insights and just pull out your phone and quickly, and we mean within seconds, get to the most important data that you and your company cares about.

Atlas Insights is the most effective way to get your most important company metrics out to your employees anywhere they might be in this busy world.

You can download Atlas Insights for iOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Web and take it for a 90-day test drive for FREE without ANY sales person bugging you.

Enjoy!

Connect your business databases and make your business metrics mobile. #mobilebi

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Well if you EVER wanted to make and take your business metrics mobile, now you have absolutely NO excuse not to.  We are excited to announce our new Cloud/SQL data connector to our Professional subscription of our popular mobile business intelligence app, Atlas Insights.  Using WindowsMAC or our Web apps, you can connect to your business SQL databases, instrument your business metric simply and quickly get those metrics out to your decision makers.

How easy is it?  Let me show you.

Using any of our desktop apps for Windows, MAC or Web, you can create a data connection which you will get presented with the following screen.

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Give your connection a name and how often you would like the data to refresh.  Enter your server address and port number.   Port number is important for connecting to your enterprise or cloud databases.  At this point we try to connect and retrieve a list of databases you want to connect to.  Click the Save and Continue button to move to the next screen to build your query.

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On this screen, you enter your query that will make up the data for your metric.  You need to make your column names match our column name using AS Actual, AS Target, AS Series and AS Date.   Only Actual and Date are required.  Click the Execute Query button to see a sample of your data returned for validation.  If all looks good to you, use the dropdown to Assign to Metric your query.

Atlas Insights will do the rest updating and getting the latest and most important metric data to your decision makers.   If you would like to take this feature for a test drive, it is available in our Professional subscription which I would be happy to give you FREE access to for evaluation.  Just contact me.

Sign up today and get a FREE 3-month Basic subscription! Download for any mobile device or Windows/MAC desktops and Web and get started without anyone contacting you and bugging you for money.  That’s what we call a worry-free trial.

Sharing my app’s download progress and a BIG surprise I found. #analytics #mobilebi #startup

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In June of 2016, I began the effort of building a new mobile business intelligence app called Atlas Insights.  Atlas allows you to take your business metrics and also public metrics with you wherever you might be.  Basically, having your most important metrics available whenever you need them is the mantra .   In October I launched my beta and finished up in December of 2016.  Pretty amazing development speed huh?!  I’ll have another blog on that later.  As I have built this business, I have tried to be transparent and informative via my blog on the startup and software development process as I go along.

In all my years of designing and developing software, one metric all developers want to monitor closely is downloads.  Now with having to support so many platforms from Apple, Google and Microsoft, tracking these stats is actually pretty easy.  Today, I spent time visiting all the app store reporting pages to get a gauge on the downloads for Atlas and I came across VERY surprised.

The following chart is “Installs by Platform“.  Right away you see an amazing slice for Apple!  Now I would say I’m a bit Microsoft biased because I worked there and then I built a business off of them.  Even in my marketing, I’m very balanced in that I market each company platform basically the same.  But I’m just SHOCKED that 75% of my downloads are on the Apple platform.  iPhone you may be thinking?

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So let’s break it all down to get an understanding of what makes up those slices of the pie. The next chart is “Installs by Device“. Because Apple made up so much of the pie, if we look at the slices you’ll be shocked to see that MAC/OSX has 57% of the installs!  In all my years of doing analytics and dashboards, the MAC users where never on the minds of the developers.  I saw this as an opportunity and produced a MAC client of Atlas Insights and I’ve been overwhelmed with the response.

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Isn’t that pretty awesome!?  I’m going to continue to build for all platforms, but I will push the BEST business intelligence experience on the MAC/OSX that there has ever been!

Enjoy, Patrick