Introducing Qlik Sense apps
Apps are task-specific, purpose-built applications. Apps contain data loaded from data sources that is interpreted through visualizations.
Apps are designed to help you understand data. Data sources can be added to spaces. They are either added from within an app or created in the cloud hub. Their data is then loaded into the app. Associations are made between related data tables. Using the data model, visualizations are added to sheets in the app to interpret the data. Visualizations are charts, tables, and similar representations of data. Members with access to an app can make selections in the visualizations, enabling them to explore the data for insights and discoveries.
Apps in the cloud hub can be Qlik Sense apps or QlikView apps.
Qlik Sense apps
Qlik Sense apps in the cloud hub are either created within the Qlik Sense cloud hub or distributed to it from a Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows deployment.
Apps are created within the Qlik Sense cloud hub. Apps created in other Qlik Sense deployments can also be uploaded to the Qlik Sense cloud hub. Apps in the cloud hub can be edited and modified. For information about creating and managing apps in the cloud hub, see Working with apps.
If you have access to an app, you can explore the app and its sheets and stories. For information on how to explore an app, see Analytics for business users.
Apps can be shared with other members of the cloud hub. Apps can be added to shared spaces for collaborative development. Apps containing sensitive information can be published to managed spaces for specific users to view. For information on working collaboratively with other members of the cloud hub, see Sharing and downloading app content.
Depending on your permissions with the app and the space it is in, you can also add your own private sheets and stories to the app and share them with other users. To learn about creating public content, see Granting access to sheets, bookmarks, and stories.
Apps can be published to the cloud hub from Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows. These apps are far more limited in their capabilities within the cloud hub than apps created within the cloud hub. For more information, see Publishing apps to Qlik Cloud
Cloud hub members with access to QlikView can also add their QlikView apps to the cloud hub. QlikView apps have the same purpose as Qlik Sense apps, but have a different interface. QlikView apps can be uploaded to the cloud hub or they can be distributed from QlikView AccessPoint.
QlikView apps are view-only. Users can explore the visualizations in the app, but they cannot edit the app or add their own sheets to the app. QlikView apps can be shared with other users and added to spaces. QlikView apps are more restricted to what you can do with them in the cloud hub than Qlik Sense apps.
For more information on QlikView apps and how to create and explore them, see QlikView.