Glimpse is an upcoming app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that allows users to easily extract business intelligence from their spreadsheets or databases by loading data and creating interactive charts. The app allows you to download your spreadsheets or connect to your database, and then provides a variety of ways to generate different kinds of charts (line, bar, pie, etc) from the data contained therein. The graphs it will generate will be interactive, in that the user will be able to zoom, or "drill", into the data to see more of the underlying details. The graphs will also make it easy for a user to quickly identify trends, outliers, and other statistical features of sets of data.
For example, if the user generates a graph of their Excel spreadsheet of sales for their chain of businesses, they will be able to quickly identify that sales on the East coast have been increasing over the past year, whereas sales on the West coast have been decreasing. They will then be able to generate a map from their spreadsheet data that graphically shows the locations of all the stores and each of the stores relative profitability so that they can then perform further analysis of the sales trends. In this way, the user will be able to iteratively and graphically explore their data using the intuitive touch interface of the iPad or iPhone rather than pouring over the plain numbers.