SciChart WPF Pricing Plan Changes
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 05 April 2018 01:04 PM
SciChart WPF Pricing Plan Changes
SciChart WPF is now entering its sixth year since the first version was published! During that time we have gone from a small one-person company to a team of over ten developers, lovingly crafting, maintaining and delivering High Performance WPF Chart components, actively used by thousands of customers around the world!
The SciChart WPF Chart controls that you see now are more advanced than we ever thought we would create, and we are still developing and adding features, fixing bugs, supporting and maintaining this successful product.
Furthermore, we have always strived to maintain excellent tech support. It’s not always possible (we do have our failings from time to time) but overall customers rate us as excellent on tech support. We care about the products that we make and want users to have a good experience using them.
In light of this, we have resisted changing pricing as long as possible, however we feel at SciChart that we have to make a small change to our pricing model in order to maintain the excellent level of service that we provide. This change is to raise the price of SciChart WPF 2D Professional only, keeping all other products the same.
An overview of Pricing Changes
The pricing of SciChart is currently as follows:
We propose to change the pricing of SciChart WPF 2D Professional only, raising it from $899 USD to $1090 USD per developer license with 1-year support and updates.
When will the pricing Changes come into effect?
This pricing change will come into effect on May 1st 2018. Any orders placed after this date will reflect the new pricing.
Will there be other pricing changes?
We cannot rule out further pricing changes, but we have no intention to change any of our other pricing at this time.
To beat the price rise!
You can beat the price rises if you were intending to purchase or renew SciChart WPF 2D Pro by:
For Sales Enquries
Please contact us at sales [at] scichart.com. We will do our best to answer any questions you have and process orders quickly if you wish to place them before the deadline.
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SciChart iOS /Android / Xamarin v2.1 released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 24 February 2018 12:05 PM
We are really excited to announce, that SciChart iOS/ Android / Xamarin v2.1 is released!
If you are using SciChart iOS v1.x or Android v1.x then please note that this update introduces breaking changes and is not a drop-in replacement for SciChart iOS/Android v1.
What is new in SciChart iOS / Android / Xamarin?
Although we have unofficially supported Swift 4 for a while via our Github and Cocoapod feeds, this official release now includes support for SWIFT 4. The documentation and the examples have been updated.
Pie, Donut and Nested Charts are very popular in dashboards, sales reports and many other applications. These are found useful when there is a need to compare the giving category with the total in one chart. Please see SciChart iOS and SciChart Android examples for these charts. Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android Bindings are added for the above chart types as well.
We have added animation functions to charts, to let you fade, sweep, or bounce data when data is first added to the chart or when data-points are added. The animations engine is very flexible and powerful and gives your iOS & Android charts that awesome look & feel you are looking for. Be the first one to try those out and make gorgeous applications with SciChart iOS/Android Animated Charts:
With the high demand in financial applications we have replenished our SciChart Showcase with the Trader Example. It shows how to have multiple chart panes in the application, that are synchronized. There are common candlestick charts combined with the column, band series and volume shown at the main pain at the bottom. You may see how to use the different timescales 5 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week. The moving average is there for the demonstration purposes. You may also zoom, pan, show cursor on tap and see the latest values on the chart. You can access the Showcase from our GitHub: SciChart iOS Trader ShowCase and SciChart Android Trader ShowCase.
Bug fixes and other improvements:
We are working further port our desktop WPF 3D Charts to iOS/Android, and have a working prototype of 3D scatter, bubble, column, surface mesh and pie charts working on the iOS & Android Platform. If these are of interest to you, or if you have any other feature requests, get in contact as we would be glad to hear your feedback!
Where to get iOS / Android v2.1?
You can get the SciChart iOS/Android/ Xamarin SDK v2.1 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get latest from our Github repository as well as from Cocoapods for iOS, and Maven for Android. We also keep on delivering continuously for bug fixes, features and minor updates to the following package sources.
In addition, our example code is now published to Github and is available to clone or download.
We hope you will enjoy this edition, we are looking forward to hearing your feedback!
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SciChart WPF v5.1.0 Build 11299 Released!
Posted by Andrew on 23 February 2018 12:00 PM
We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart v5.1.0 Build 11299. This is a minor update which contains a number of bug fixes and feature improvements. It is strongly advised for users of SciChart v5.x to upgrade to this version, which is a drop-in replacement.
What’s New in SciChart WPF v5.1.0?
There are a number of improvements and bug fixes made in SciChart v5.1.0. It is recommended for all users of SciChart v5.x to update to the latest version, which should be a drop in replacement.
Where to Get It?
SciChart WPF v22.214.171.12499 is available from the usual channels.
Please ensure you uninstall the previous version(s) of SciChart before installing v5.1.0 as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!
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SciChart WPF v5 Documentation & MVVM Tutorials now live
Posted by Andrew on 02 January 2018 07:50 PM
Never one to rest on our laurels, we’ve been busy at work the past few weeks writing the SciChart WPF v5 Documentation. This has been released today!
You can view the updated SciChart WPF v5 Documentation at https://www.scichart.com/wpf-chart-documentation
What’s New in WPF v5 Documentation?
We have a new set of Tutorials on using SciChart with the MVVM API, including binding to series viewmodels, axis and annotations, updating charts in real-time and linking multiple charts and more.
We have a set of documentation on using the Filters API – a brand new API in SciChart WPF v5
Some notes about increasing the precision of resampling using the Extreme Resamplers API.
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SciChart WPF v5.0.0 is here!
Posted by Andrew on 06 December 2017 12:04 AM
SciChart WPF v5 is Finally Here!
After what feels like a long wait, our team has finished wrapping up SciChart WPF v5.0.0 Build 10958 which is released today! Read on to find out what’s new in this exciting version of the SciChart Charting Library.
New Features (2D Charts)
New Heatmap Controls
The FastHeatmapRenderableSeries has been made obsolete, and replaced with two new controls! The FastUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries, and the FastNonUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries.
These updated heatmap controls provide additional performance and features including:
The Filters API provides a lightweight API to allow you to create, or use custom filters with the SciChart DataSeries. Several built-in filters are included, such as:
Additional filters can be created by subclassing FilterBase. Filters wrap a DataSeries. When the original DataSeries updates, the filter triggers a recalculation and redraws the chart automatically.
The DiscontinuousDateTimeAxis type has been added, which acts like a DateTimeAxis (value axis), but allows skipping certain dates according to a calendar. This axis type can be used to show trading/stock charts and hide blocks of time (such as weekends, overnight trading) from the chart. It accepts a custom calendar of skip times. Two pre-programmed calendars (NYSE, LSE) are also included.
This axis type may be used for non-trading systems, e.g. process management or control systems where a DateTimeAxis with hidden dates is required.
In combination with the AggregationFilter type, SciChart WPF can now render Range Bars, Volume Bars, Tick Bars, Renko Bars as well as Time Based Bars in the Aggregation Filters Example.
*This axis type is included in the SDK / Enterprise versions of SciChart only.
Market Profile Series Type*
A new series type which renders a Market Profile: a histogram between Candlesticks to visualize trading volume data.
*This series type is included in the SDK / Enterprise versions of SciChart only.
A Radar Chart type has been added, which allows customised axis to display relationships between datasets.
Extreme Resamplers & Performance Improvements
Our resampler algorithms have been re-written using C++ for enhanced resolution, speed and efficiency. Long standing problems solved include:
Multitouch has been improved in SciChart 2D Charts. The PinchZoomModifier now works flawlessly with the ZoomPanModifier. Accuracy and precision of MultiTouch has been improved.
SciChart 3D Charts get PinchZoomModifier3D.
SciChart 2D Charts have new MVVM APIs. AxisBinding and AnnotationsBinding MarkupExtensions now complement our SeriesBinding API for MVVM developers.
SciChart 3D Charts get SeriesBinding3D and supports AxisBinding.
New Features (3D Charts)
Non-uniform 3D Mesh Chart
SurfaceMeshRenderableSeries3D now accepts a NonUniformGridDataSeries3D as well as a UniformGridDataSeries3D. Spacing data is provided for the X-Z plane allowing the surface mesh to be non-uniformly spaced.
Contours (3D Charts)
3D Surface mesh charts now support contours, wireframe, or both contours and wireframe. See our examples to see how this feature is applied.
3D Object Loading *.obj (3D Charts)
Textured 3D Objects may be added to a 3D Chart at specifix XYZ format. SciChart accepts the *.obj file format, or Obj file streamed from embedded resource.
Waterfall & Realtime Waterfall (3D Charts)
A new 3D Chart Type called Waterfall3D has been added to the SciChart 3D library. This renders a UniformGridDataSeries3D as a series of waterfall slices. Waterfall charts support realtime scrolling & updating, as well as optional slice thickness, point-markers, selection and more.
PaletteProvider in SurfaceMesh
We’ve added the feature of nulls (empty cells) in surface mesh, as well as custom cell color override for the 3D Surface Mesh chart, by adding support for the PaletteProvider API.
3D Chart Visual & Usability Improvements
Multiple improvements have been made to the 3D Charts APIs, visuals and usabilty, including:
Performance Enhancements to 3D Charts
Several 3D Chart types have been optimized for larger datasets & higher throughput in realtime charting situations.
The minimum requirement for SciChart WPF v5 is now .NET4.5. From version 5 onward, we will no longer support .NET4.0. This is inline with Microsoft support guidelines, and allows us to use the later versions of SharpDX.
What did we miss / but is coming soon?
We decided to release now, as it has been a while since our last major update. Some features got missed from the release, but are in progress. These include:
Pricing and Licensing
Until December 31st 2017, we are offering new customers a 15% discount on new license purchases using the Coupon Code SCICHARTV5 on the last page before checkout.
Existing customers who wish to renew, if your support expiry is more than 1-year out of date, we can extend the renewal pricing (50%) as if your support recently expired.
Contact Sales to find out more about the above.
Where to Get It?
We hope you enjoy using SciChart WPF v5 as much as we have enjoyed making it! Give us your feedback as we would love to hear it!
Thanks and regards,
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SciChart WPF v4.2.5 Build 10565 Released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 22 September 2017 07:15 AM
We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart v4.2.5 Build 10565. This is a minor update which contains a number of bug fixes and minor improvements. It is strongly advised for users of SciChart v4.x to upgrade to this version, which is a drop-in replacement.
What’s New in SciChart WPF v126.96.36.19965?
There is a number of bugs and memory leaks fixed along with some minor improvements of 3D charts. It is recommended for all users of SciChart WPF v4.x to update to the latest version, which should be a drop in replacement.
Where to Get It?
SciChart WPF v188.8.131.5265 is available from the usual channels.
Please ensure you uninstall the previous version(s) of SciChart before installing v4.2.5 as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!
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