For anyone that know’s me, they know that I am an advocate of Vizable, the app which Tableau and Dave Story launched in Vegas at the #data15 conference last year.
It was the fruit of their work on project elastic and really excited me.
I use Vizable almost every day. Wherever I see a pivot table or an ‘Excel Database’, I introduce and usually convert the user to Vizable.
One thing I have been waiting for and tried numerous hacks to work has been to get it working on the iPhone, the product I have on my person and in my pocket ALL of the time.
I use an iPhone 6S Plus, which has a large screen real estate perfect for Vizable.
So when I had a call with Trina Chaisson, the Vizable product manager and co-founder of Infoactive and she said what was about to land in the App store I got very excited.
In fact when it landed in the App store – I managed to tweet about it before even Tableau or Vizable were able to make the announcement – sorry guys!!
Here is how in 90 seconds I go from my home screen to having it installed and analysing data (Best watched in HD and fullscreen mode)
As you can see it is very simple to download and intuitive to use.
To get started, I thought I would explore one of the recommended data sets and download my Amazon shopping history.
Now if you use the US Amazon store, this is really easy to use by following these steps –
However if like me, you are in the UK, it is not so simple as the order reports are not able to be downloaded.
Fortunately, if you use Chrome, there is a workaround which I found on the forum.
Here is the app
And what the data looks like
Now I can import into Vizable and start to explore my data.
First I explored my orders by year – I am definitely using Amazon more each year (2016 is only part year)
I have been an Amazon prime member for a few years, does it pay for itself?
What are the products I repeat purchase the most? Interesting that the Baby Wipe I have on a monthly delivery seem to change provider and description on a regular basis. I would have to clean this up better to get the full picture.
Are all of the items for me or do I send a lot of gifts? It seams that I send a lot to @infolabUK ‘s own @_tombrown_ – or this may be skewed by a gift to say thank you 😀
Finally I wanted to understand if my average postage costs had really come down through the use of Prime or was I still ordering products which were not eligable for the Prime service? It certainly appears that I paid more high price delivery charges in 2015 with a maximum of £7.99 and have seen a 4.4% increase in the average shipping costs from when I started in 2010
So very quickly I have been able to see, touch and understand my data and hopefully you will all try this as well.