LabVIEW Support for iOS or Android Operating Systems

Updated Mar 22, 2021

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Android
  • iOS

Issue Details

  • Can I run LabVIEW on my iOS or Android device?
  • I want to write an application in LabVIEW for use on my mobile device which is running an iOS or Android Operating System. What options do I have for implementing this?
  • I have a VI that is running on a desktop and I'd like to monitor and control it using an iPad or Android tablet. 

Solution

The LabVIEW Development Environment and LabVIEW Run-Time Engine are not supported on iOS or Android operating systems. This means you cannot develop applications on or deploy applications to your iOS or Android device.  (To see what OSs are compatible, review the System Requirements for LabVIEW Development Systems or the readme for your specific version of LabVIEW.)

However, you can use your Android or iOS device as a user-interface to visualize data and control an application running on a host machine using WebVIs. WebVIs are part of the LabVIEW NXG Web Module. They can run on any device that has a web browser including smartphones or tablets running iOS or Android without additional plug-ins or installers.

For more information about how to design and host your web application, see the LabVIEW NXG Web Module Manual and Developing your Web-based LabVIEW User Interface video series.

 

Additional Information

Data Dashboard for LabVIEW is a legacy product that allowed Android and/or iOS devices to monitor data published by a host LabVIEW program. NI is no longer updating Data Dashboard and the Data Dashboard download is no longer available on the App Store nor Google Play. When developing new applications, use WebVIs for your LabVIEW-based web application needs.