In celebration of the upcoming Global Games being held in London, QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today rolled out its new QlikView Global Games App. The free app, available online or through any mobile device, enables fans to visualize, analyze, compare, and contrast decades of summer games history and results, exploring different athletes, events, countries, and more. Once the games kick off, the app will be updated with real-time data for the duration of the event.
Developed using the QlikView Business Discovery platform, usually applied by companies to make informed business decisions, the app is a great way to catch up on the games or make predictions on who will take home gold in 2012. With thousands of statistics, results, and data combinations dating back to the beginning of the modern games, the Global Games App is the easiest way to discover fascinating facts and trends. Users can ask a seemingly limitless number of questions and impress friends and co-workers with answers to quirky trivia such as:
- The correlation between an athlete’s height and the amount and type of medals won
- Who the oldest or the youngest athletes are in a specific summer games
- How well the host country performs in each event type
- What country characteristics are associated with greater success in the summer games
“With the games in London right around the corner, QlikView’s Global Games App gives fans a fun and unique way to discover the history – and predict the future – of the games,” said Jeff Boehm, vice president of global product marketing at QlikTech. “Business Discovery is all about empowering people to ask unique and exciting questions to learn more about the data that is important to them. The Global Games App gives fans the ability to do just that, helping them get into the spirit of the competition and uncover interesting facts along the way.”