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NI has just released a free LabVIEW app for iPads and Android tablets -- the NI Data Dashboard for LabVIEW.

The Data Dashboard for LabVIEW lets you create a custom, portable tablet view of your LabVIEW applications by displaying the values of network-published shared variables and web services on charts, gauges, text indicators and LEDs. With the Dashboard, you can now use your iPad or Android tablet to...


·    Connect to String, Boolean, or Numeric data types

·    Create user-panel layouts of one, two, four, or six indicators

·    Swipe between multiple pages

·    Double tap to enlarge any indicator

    ...and more.


> Learn more at ...or go straight to the app download for your iPad here or Android device here.

Community macaba has a piece of code available on the community that allows you to easily send data from a running VI to a UI mockup of the VI on your iOS device. It uses a special version of the UDP protocol to send data back and forth. The direct applicaitons I see this benefiting is when you want to control a VI remotely and want to use devices that are commonly available (e.g. I want to turn off that valve from my iPhone while I travel) and also for just remote viewing as well (e.g. I just want to see what the temperature if on my applicaiton from anywhere). Go check out macaba's example and see if it could fit into your LabVIEW application!


Control LabVIEW from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch