The easiest way to build a live chart for iPhone, iPad and Android is often to start in Excel. SpreadsheetConverter 7 builds calculators and charts for mobile devices from Excel spreadsheets. Change any value and the chart automatically updates.
September 5, 2013 — SpreadsheetConverter is an add-on to Microsoft Excel that lets you convert spreadsheets to live web pages. The new version 7 recently became available at SpreadsheetConverter.com.
Writing applications for the iPhone is not for the faint-hearted. You need to know a lot about programming, and when you’ve eventually written a program, how do you get it into the phone? If what you need in the phone can be done in Excel, your problems may be over. It is now possible to create calculators, forms and charts with Excel and then port them over to any Android or Apple iOS device. The key to the solution is a new web standard called HTML5.
“With SpreadsheetConverter, you basically copy an Excel spreadsheet bit-by-bit over to modern technology like HTML5. We support all the formulas, functions and chart types you have a need for”, says Anna Winter, sales manager for SpreadsheetConverter.
Formerly, charts were often created in proprietary laptop-oriented tools like Adobe Flash. With the smartphone revolution, Flash lost hold of the market since many of the same things could be done in the phones’ native HTML5 language. In the new version 7, SpreadsheetConverter has the ability to create calculators and charts in stable and tested HTML5 from almost any Excel spreadsheet. With charts in native HTML, you can also easily print charts from most modern web browsers.
According to Winter, this solves an important problem for users that need to analyze complex data on-the-go using mobile technology.
“Some combinations of figures are just impossible to understand until you see them as a chart. Being able to visualize any complex relationship on short notice, also in a hand-held device, is extremely useful to many of our customers”, she says.
SpreadsheetConverter is available for free trial at spreadsheetconverter.com/buy/free-trial/. It creates web pages that are completely standalone, do not use Excel and run on all web servers. You only need Excel and the Spreadsheet Converter add-on for the actual conversion from spreadsheet to web page format. There is a one-time fee for the conversion program, with no extra fees per page, user or server. You may use the program and the web pages it creates for as long as you like. Full versions start at $127.
Media contact: Anna Winter, firstname.lastname@example.org