Oracle BI Apps running on iPhone starting today!

Oracle just announced the first in a series of Oracle business applications running on the Apple iPhone!  These applications will run using the new application development capabilities of the iPhone SDK.

Oracle BI Aps on iPhone

The new applications leverage the SOA capabilities and Oracle Business Intelligence Web Services  available in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Pluss (OBIEE).   The new apps will be available today for FREE from the Apple appstore.   These applications will run on iPhone (original), iPhone 3G (available tomorrow) and iTouch using the new version 2.0 software.

This may start to answer the question whether the iPhone is a Business Phone or not!

I will be attending a conference call later today to find out more!  The big question is whether we will be able to link other OBIEE dashboards and data to an iPhone app or will this be limited to only Oracle BI Apps.   I have been working with the SDK myself and it should all be possible not that Oracle has opened the door.

The Press Release can be found at: http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2008_jul/iphone-apps.html

I will install the apps and link to my BI Apps ASAP!

More to follow!

JUST IN 2 PM CST:  I just spoke to Paul Rodwick at Oracle and it appears that this app can access the entire OBIEE Catalog not just what is discussed in the press release!   So as soon as I fire my OBIEE VM up and download the app from the appstore I should be able to see my dashboard reports on my iTouch!

Note: While it is technically true that the Business Indicators application is able to see and use the entire OBI catalog licensing of the application requires that the organization have a license for Oracle BI Applications.  Please contact Oracle if there are any questions about this.
Let you know how things go tomorrow!