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In the realm of digital documents and applications, the search for the ultimate format has been a quest marked by fragmentation and inefficiencies. Currently, different formats serve disparate document types, leading to a plethora of costly problems due lack of compatibility, conversion, and information interchange. The main challenge was how to combine different graphical and data elements in single versatile documents that can be produced and distributed cost effectively.


We can classify the current formats in the following way:


  • Data-Only Formats: Excel, CSV, TXT, JSON, and other similar formats cater to specific data needs but lack comprehensive visualization and design capabilities, hindering efficient data presentation and updates.
  • Data and Design Formats: PDF, PPT, and DOC offer a blend of design and static data visualization. Visualizing data in static documents has been a problem as the visualizations increase exponentially the page count making the document hard to generate and distribute. 
  • Data in HTML pages: HTML has inherent limitations in displaying interactive data and analytics. While traditional business intelligence (BI) systems leverage HTML for interactive data display, they often face challenges such as server-dependent data retrieval and lack of offline accessibility.
  • Graphic Design: PDF reigns supreme with its pixel-perfect design and portability, but falls short in web-friendliness and user-friendly UI/UX.
  • Applications and Forms: PDF forms and custom HTML application front ends serve as conventional means for data collection but demand costly custom development and lack universal portability.


These disparate formats have emerged as historical anomalies, driven by technical constraints and evolving functionality demands. Storied Data’s uber InfoApp format takes the best features from all of these formats and combines them into one universal file format:


  1. Pixel-Perfect: InfoApp offers design and layout capabilities on par with the pixel-perfect PDF, ensuring visually stunning graphics and designs.


  1. Data Embedding: By embedding data within the document, InfoApp rivals the capabilities of CSV, TXT, and JSON, facilitating seamless data manipulation.


  1. Miniature BI Engine: InfoApp integrates a powerful BI engine, enabling data manipulation and analytics within the document itself, devoid of server dependencies, ensuring unparalleled portability.


  1. Web-Friendly: Built on HTML, InfoApp embraces web-friendly features, ensuring compatibility and accessibility across digital platforms.


  1. Ease of Forms/Apps Creation: With a workflow akin to building PowerPoint slides, InfoApp empowers users to create fillable forms and applications effortlessly opening a realm of possibilities for innovation.


The convergence of formats creates an iPhone-esque solution for digital documents, simplifying processes, enhancing automation, and unlocking a myriad of new applications and use cases. Why should we thing of presentations as Powerpoints, of reports as documents,of dashboards as BI solutions, when all of these are just information apps that we want to email or publish on the web.  In embracing InfoApp, we embark on a transformative journey towards a unified digital future.

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Dr. Rado

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