LabVIEW is described as «platform and development environment for graphical programming for measurement and automation. It is a development tool available for applications in test and measurement, data acquisition (DAQ), analysis, and instrument control (GPIB, VXI, and serial)» and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LabVIEW for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is MyOpenLab, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LabVIEW are itom, Parlay, PyLab_Works and FlowStone.