eTriever 4.0 Optimized for iPad
by Aaron Cossette
In conjunction with Labrador Technologies, IHS has released the newest version of eTriever™, which optimizes eTriever for the Apple iPad. Although the application previously worked with the iPad, this release improves the user's experience with eTriever on the device.
A key part of this optimization is a new custom eTriever home screen icon for the iPad. Users can now launch the application straight from the home screen, rather than having to first launch Safari and then go to the website.
The eTriever user interface has also been improved to make it more iPad-friendly. Links are now separated for "fat-finger" friendliness, reducing the frustration of having to hit the back button or navigate back to a previous screen to finally get to the information you want to see. Additionally, the multi-search qualifiers (such as company, UWI, field and pool) have been rewritten to be more responsive for the desktop and compatible with the iPad.
Accordions have also been rolled for the side (left and right) panels throughout the applications, and not just for the WebMap. These accordions not only make navigating on the iPad easier, but also organize features, links and data a lot better by freeing up screen real estate. Best of all, the application will resize itself appropriately when the iPad is moved between landscape and portrait orientations.
Lastly, there is a new graphing engine in eTriever that is compatible with Apple products (unlike the previous Adobe Flash version). The new graphing engine now has a data viewfinder at the bottom of the graph that will give users a graphical overview of the production (monthly gas, water or oil, depending on the primary substance of the well). Users can manipulate the production graph view by sliding the viewfinder to various years or by dragging the extents of the viewfinder in or out to include a bigger or smaller date range. As with the graph in the last version of eTriever, users will still have the option to manually enter in the date range they wish to look at. The streams are listed on the side and can be turned on or off by a simple click. Once the graph is set up, users now also have the ability to print the graph or export it as any one of a variety of file types.
The new graphing engine is also used for the events tab and graph, enabling it to work the same while making it easier for users to locate different well events and scroll through production. Furthermore, mouse-over pop-ups now let users mouse over a production stream to get more information, such as production on a specific date or details about a specific event (i.e., completion date, type, interval and formation).
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Aaron Cossette is a senior AccuSuite and eTriever product lead.