We think of Flow device compatibility as a road. Farther down the road is not better than the step right in front of you, just different. In this analogy, different devices and experiences exist at different points on the road. Flows are powerful experiences at each step in the road, but different, meaningful in different ways on different devices. And remember, all on the web and only on the web.
The first step is Flow experienced on a laptop: cool, dramatic, significantly better than a PowerPoint, but not a revolution. Easily sharable via a link, screen sharable in a Zoom meeting, and even projectable full-screen at a large event.
Another step is Flow used on a simple phone: an ingenious scrollable interface (swipe up on any Flow). Easy-to-adopt across an organization.
Flows can be shown on an Igloo dome, what they call Shared VR, in a stunning way to experience and navigate data.
Flows on a phone can also be enjoyed in mobile augmented reality. The ability to walk around the content, to lean in to see greater detail, provides a radically new way to experience data.
And then, while we say that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t dunk their head in, are the VR headsets. Experiencing the visualization, with avatars providing a sense of presence with other remote users, is not just dramatic, it touches your brain in a whole new way. Ideal for home users, dealing with Covid-19 lockdowns…
And at the far end of the road are AR headsets, such as the Magic Leap, and soon Hololens 2 and NReal. Now you can step into the information just like a SciFi movie. Reach out and touch it, interact with it, and have the data relate to your world. This is the best way to see complex relationships, with the most intuitive navigation and interaction.
While AR headsets are not necessary to use Flow today, you can know that when your organization is ready, Flow has already built that road to that future.