Look Out! The Brand New Business Analyst iPad App is here!

I’m extremely excited to report that the brand new Business Analyst Online (BAO) iPad app has just hit the Apple App Store.  This is a major release and we’ve incorporated some great new features that we think you’ll love!

Note: While this is currently only available in the U.S., we’re looking to expand into the international market.

While the app is fun for anyone to find out interesting facts about where they or their friends live, it is primarily designed as a tool for commercial real estate pros to get the facts they need when they’re on-the-go.

In this new version of the app, we’ve incorporated some new features that our real estate users have been clamoring for, including:

  • Collect data about a location of interest (photos, videos, number of parking spaces, etc.)
  • Select and use any map to which you have access from Esri’s mapping cloud, ArcGIS Online
  • Use editable maps published by your organization, such as your store locations or competitor locations, and update them while you’re out in-the-field
  • Access any report that is accessible to your BAO account, including any custom reports your organization may have published

On top of that we’ve completely redesigned the user experience to give it a modern “panel swipe” interface, similar to apps such as Pulse and Twitter.

We hope you like it!

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  1. elpbao says:

    This is a great app !! It combines the ArcGIS app with all of the BAO app functionality and then makes it even better. We will be using this app extensively. The only issue I have found is that there does not seem to be any way to retrieve the “collected data” information that a user stores on a place of interest, such as the site name, location, square footage, pictures, parking spaces, etc. I cannot find a way to email, save, push to a server, or do anything else with this data to copy it over to a desktop? The pictures taken also don’t seem to appear in the iOS “Gallery” app, so you cannot email the pictures or retrieve them in this manner. I may be missing this somewhere? Overall, huge improvement and very nice app !!

    • jkillick says:

      Thanks for the kudos … and the suggestions on making info sharing even better. The “Collect Data” capability was designed to be a lightweight function for individual users; organizations will more likely connect to an editable map service published to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

  2. bciadmin says:

    This would be much more useful if it allowed for geographical jurisdictions and not just rings or drive times. I often need quick access to a city’s demographic info while on the go. Is this possibly in the works?
    Thanks