We designed Numerics to remove the guesswork out of the decision making process. And are constantly working to improve the way you, our users, consume and interact with your important metrics. To do this, we always like to take advantage of the latest iOS features and technologies and today, we are thrilled to announce the availability of Numerics 4.1.
Numerics 4.1 adds support for all the new iOS 9 productivity features including Split View, Slide Over and Spotlight Search. And an all new watchOS 2.0 app. Here is an in-depth overview of the key enhancements in the new Numerics version:
Multitasking with Numerics on iPad
Numerics v4.1 adds Multitasking on iPad with the Split View and Slide Over features, allowing you to use Numerics for iPad and any other app at the same time.
Numerics has been optimized for Multitasking and widgets adapt and reflow to fit each of the different split view scenarios uniquely. As a secondary app in the slide over mode, Numerics works in a fully functional compact mode and is super useful for keeping an eye on your numbers while working on other stuff.
Say you are working on a report in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and would like to take a quick glance into the metrics you are tracking in Numerics. Without leaving your app, you can now open Numerics with a single swipe from the right edge of the screen, peek into Numerics to see the number and then slide the app away to get back to what you were doing. It’s a really fast way to glance at your metrics without interrupting your workflow.
With the Split View, you can go a step further – work with Numerics along with any other app open and active side by side, at the same time. For example, you can have your Numerics dashboard open to take screenshots of the metrics you want to use in your weekly Keynote presentation and have your slides open alongside at the same time. You can take a snapshot of the number and simply paste the image into your Keynote slides.
We are thrilled to announce the availability of Numerics 4, the biggest update to Numerics since its release! v4 packs in 2 new powerful features – Dashboard Templates and Automatic Backups, 5 new service integrations and loads of improvements and bug fixes.
With a large number of updates to talk about, let’s dive right into the what’s new starting off with the new features.
New Feature – Dashboard Templates
Many of you have taken time to design your dashboards to track your KPIs. One of your biggest ask has been the ability to share dashboards with your teams so everyone can track their KPIs. We have been listening and have created the concept of dashboard templates that lets you design a dashboard once and deploy it across your team or organization
You can create a dashboard template from any of your existing dashboards and share it via iMessage, Email, Dropbox or any iOS communication or file handling app. The dashboard templates are designed such that no secure data or credentials are shared with the template. Just the dashboard layout and widget configurations are shared. The recipient simply taps on the dashboard template file and opens it into Numerics. A nifty import tool auto connects widgets to the recipient’s accounts and profile data. If the user doesn’t have those accounts connected already, the import tool prompts to connect new accounts. We believe the new dashboard templates provide a simple and elegant solution to numerous enterprise requirements that users have reached out with.
Phlo has been our favorite hobby project. Often called the Kayak of web search, Phlo is a nifty tool that provides the quickest and most convenient way to find what you’re looking for on any search site. You can try your search query at Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, and over 30 other built-in services, all with a single tap and no re-typing your query over and over. It synchronizes your search history & newly added sites across all devices, so you can continue your search from one device to another. By consolidating search, it saves us information addicts a whole lot of time! Phlo really is the best way to search everywhere and find exactly what you need.
Our users love it too, and many have reached out to us with requests to update the app to support the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sizes. An update has been long pending, and we are happy to finally release Phlo v3.1 especially designed to support iOS8 and for the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With native support, Phlo is no longer zoomed in and is now able to display more search results on the bigger screen devices. Phlo will feel right at home on Apple’s new operating system.
This version also brings along some major changes. One big change is the Phlo app icon. The search loupe along with the colored stripes symbolize the essence of Phlo – when the user needs to find an answer, they shouldn’t be slowed down by the question of where to look for it. The new icon puts the search loupe in focus, is bright and is quickly spottable among other app icons on the iPhone or iPad screens. The new icon better reflects the philosophy and design principles that Cynapse lives by.
Today we are happy to release Localscope v4.3 optimized for the new larger screen devices; iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Since 2010, we have focussed on enabling the most intuitive local search and discovery experience for our users with Localscope. Our large loyal fan base of users continue to appreciate it and come back to using the app regularly. With v4.3 we are excited to finally extend Localscope’s rich experience of discovering places to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Users can now enjoy the same user experience on their larger screens with 3x images and improved rich icons. With native support Localscope is no longer zoomed in and is now able to display more place results on the bigger screen devices.
v4.3 now enables users to book an Uber cab to search results directly from within the app. Each result in Localscope now has an option to “Book a ride to here” via Uber. This means you can not only call the business or look up directions, but you can hail an Uber by tapping a button in the detail page of a result. This action will open up the Uber app if its installed on your iPhone with the pickup and destination addresses pre-filled. You simply have to choose the type of Uber you’d prefer to travel with and hop on your ride to get to the location. If you don’t have Uber installed, Localscope will direct you to their mobile website to complete the reservation process. iOS users who do not have an Uber account can even use Apple Pay to sign up and pay for their Uber ride without having to ever pull out their wallet. Localscope users from 300 cities across 58 countries covered by Uber can now use the “Book a Ride” feature. More cities and taxi service integrations will follow soon.
Localscope is the most inter-connected location app on the iPhone that collects and connects local data in uniquely useful ways. Now with on-demand taxi service integrations starting with Uber, Localscope lets its users book a ride to a place found in any of the top 20 location services in just a couple of taps.
Apple has created a new collection called “Next-Gen Business Apps” showcasing a new class of apps made exclusively for iOS, that streamline business and empower employees.
We are overjoyed to see Numerics featured in the “Present with AirPlay” list under this new collection. Numerics comes with a unique custom TV mode that fits your dashboard to any screen size. You can present your sales numbers, project status or any metrics that matter most to your team from your iPhone or iPad to Apple TV wirelessly. Simply tap AirPlay, enable mirroring to share your numbers on the big screen and make better decisions. All without having to connect to your organization’s network. If you don’t have an AppleTV handy, you can also connect to a big screen via HDMI directly, using a convertor.
If you’ve been using Numerics to present your dashboards on big screens at work, we’d love to hear from you.