In the Business Intelligence software space a mashup is quite similar. It could be blending 2 different datasets together or taking the capabilities of one product and blending it with another and producing brand new, even better content. Qlik Sense took this idea seriously when they decided to build their Qlik Sense product primarily on web technology frameworks. Whist they give you 'desktop' software as an executable, you are viewing a web page. A smart web page at that but essentially it is just a web page.
The greatness comes from the fortuitous timing of making this move at a time when HTML5 capabilities mean that the ability to build cool looking sites with interactive visualisations to tell stories should be second nature. It is still a wonder to me that some websites are not built to be HTML5 and thus non-mobile friendly. You'll notice this if you ever go to a website on your phone and have to "zoom in" or even make parts of the page smaller because it doesn't auto change to your device.
What it means is that Qlik Sense can build amazing dashboards that are mobile friendly straight out of the box.
Qlik showcases a couple of great examples which you can use for inspiration or just admiration and here's a few of my favourites
European Migration - http://webapps.qlik.com/telegraph/europeanmigration/index.html
Click on the play button to see migration patterns come to life:
Marketing 360 - http://webapps.qlik.com/marketing360/index.html#/dashboard
I really like this one because it uses more modern HTML and CSS frameworks (mainly Bootstrap) and the delicate touches make a big difference. Filters pop out and drop-downs menus have a slight animation style that gives the app an impressive tactile feel. Click around and try it out:
Global Beer Consumption
Pretty basic but it's about beer for goodness sake so pay attention!
The full list is here: http://webapps.qlik.com/
See you next time folks!