Ignition Explained Mobile & Perspective Modules
Welcome to Ignition Explained. We’re going through the Ignition Modules one by one and talking about what you get with each of them, and how Corso uses them to build a project. And we learn a few things along the way!
There always seems to be questions about what each module does, and doesn’t do. So we’re going through them one by one. If you missed the first video on Vision Module, then check it out here. Want to see more? Check out the rest of the series.
Two Distinct Modules
We should start out by mentioning that as of this typing everyone only has access to the mobile module. The Perspective Module will launch as part of Ignition 8.0.
The Mobile Module takes what you’re currently using on Ignition screens and allows it to run from a mobile device. For the purposes of this, a mobile device is anything that doesn’t run Java on it. There are some items, such as scaling that need to be accounted for as part of this process.
Perspective is going to be a game changer. Running on any browser that is HTML5 compliant, it will open up many new opportunities. Plus there’s an app! Dave has said “I don’t like most apps, but I’m excited for this one!”
Take a look at our first look Ignition 8.0 & Perspective.
What Does This Mean?
It really comes down to what you want out of your system. Do you want to be able to see screens on mobile devices? If the answer is yes, then you want mobile and/or perspective modules.
At this point, we would suggest that everyone look at going to Perspective from the traditional mobile module when that is an option. At some point after launch, we’ll write about use cases Mobile v. Perspective.
We should have gotten most of this correct. There are undoubtedly different things that you folks have been doing. So drop us a line and tell us how you’re using the reporting module. Dave@CorsoSystems.com or (773)241.0004