In the past, we have seen at the demo site (demo.qlik.com) several of the demos avaliable for instant view through a "standalone qlikview client", it was something like QlikView Analyzer, but without the need to download anything except the .qvw-file which you wanted to open.
Many of us out there are looking for ways to distribute a product developed in QlikView without the need to sell licensed copies of the developer-program. The FREE edition is another matter altogether, but it still doesn't change the fact that it is a program that you need to download and install in order to run a .qvw-file.
The working solution for implementations made at other companies is a serverside solution, distributing the document as JAVA/AJAX, and thus reducing the need for downloading and installing anything on the end-users computer. Serves are costly, and therefore mainly affordable by companies.
HOWEVER, if we ever intend to reach the general population with solutions developed with QlikView, there is a need for "productified standalone qvw's", just like the ones we used to see in the demo site.
My question to QlikTech:
Clearly, the technical solution already exists, but what would it take to make possible the use of this solution for developers who wish to make their applications avaliable to the masses?
And for the discussion on this forum:
Do you think it is fair to reduce the possibilities for using QlikView only to developers(including FREE-edition entrepreneurs) and companies?
One argument I've heard many times to deny this need is that you need to reload the data often.
There are many cases of products where you don't have to update the data every day, but more on a quarter to quarter basis, or even year to year, or never at all. Such updates could be sold as add-ons or a new and updated product could be shipped to existing users who paid for an upgrade service.
QlikView is the program which makes all of this possible. Within QlikView, we build .qvws, which themselves can be "programs". The end user often see each qvw as a different program (Twitter analytics, Earthquake monitoring,Stock Market Analysis to name a few VERY different qvws).
Just like with "normal product subscriptions" shouldn't there be a way to do this with QlikView, without having to pay for a license(qlikview) and the product(qvw)?
All thoughts welcome! Debate open..