Coming Soon to SciChart Q3/Q4 2018
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 25 July 2018 01:08 PM
We’ve been quietly working away on a few projects for the past few months and wanted to give you an update to show you where SciChart will be going in the near future.
What’s Coming Soon to SciChart WPF?
SciChart WPF remains our flagship product and drives a lot of development, alongside tech support & maintenance (we have answered 692 support tickets for SciChart WPF and released 166 Nightly builds in the past year alone). We are still developing this product adding new features as our userbase requests and also features that are in strong demand.
Some of these are nearly ready for release and are listed below.
WPF New Chart Type: Free Surface Mesh 3D
A new Free Surface Mesh 3D feature will be presented in the upcoming release which will be SciChart WPF v5.2 (Q3 2018).
Free Surface Mesh 3D is a set of 3D charts that plot a surface mesh in 3D space. This chart type allows plotting closed objects in 3D that are not restricted by data laying down in the XZ plane. The charts can render different types of data including ellipsoid, cylinder, polar and even custom free surface mesh data in 3D. Please see the preview of the examples below:
WPF New Feature: WPF Polar chart 3D
One of the chart types listed above is a 3D Polar Chart type, which allows for a flat disk with optional hole in the center defined by an equation and 2D array of data, contours, and paletted similar to a heatmap or surface-mesh chart. This chart type can be used in 3D mode or when an orthogonal overhead camera is presented, as a 2D Chart.
All new 3D Chart types will be made available to all customers of SciChart WPF SDK Professional, SDK Enterprise and 3D Professional who are in support subscription, free of charge.
WPF New Feature: Drawing tools and Technical Indicators for trading applications
SciChart is widely used in trading and financial applications by our customers. Since a number of customers approached us to ask for these tools to be built, we have decided to make a step forward with a set of drawing tools for different patterns in trading.
The next release is expecting to bring a number of new annotation types to be used in trading systems, including:
All of the following can be created programmatically, on user click, edited & dragged about, styled and persisted.
Please see some examples below:
All new drawing tools will be in the SciChart.DrawingTools.dll package and will be made available to all customers of SciChart WPF SDK Professional, SDK Enterprise and 2D Enterprise who are in support subscription, free of charge. These drawing tools will not be available to SciChart WPF 2D Professional customers.
What’s next in SciChart iOS / Android / Xamarin?
SciChart iOS & Android has been moving along with some progress to support latest SDKs but behind the curtain we are working on our big vision of having 2D & 3D Charts available on all native platforms, including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and with Xamarin & Xamarin Forms support.
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SciChart iOS /Android / Xamarin v2.2 released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 12 July 2018 01:14 PM
We are really excited to announce, that SciChart iOS/ Android / Xamarin v2.2 is released!
What’s New in SciChart iOS /Android /Xamarin v 2.2?
There is a large number of improvements and bug fixes made in SciChart iOS/ Android / Xamarin v2.2. We have made a major step forward by refactoring of our examples, fixing memory leaks, crashes, and bugs and other improvements. It is recommended for all users of SciChart v2.1 to update to the latest version! Please see more information below:
Where to get iOS / Android / Xamarin v2.2?
You can get the SciChart iOS/Android/ Xamarin SDK v2.2 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get the 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 published to Github and is available to clone or download.
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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 iOS/Android Features Survey
Posted by Andrew on 08 August 2017 11:04 AM
Thanks to everyone who responded to our survey! Overall the most feedback received was that users wanted to see better documentation, examples and customisation guides for SciChart iOS & Android. Chart types Pie, Donut were also requested and are in progress now. Some of the other feature requests (secret!) we have on our longer term road-map.
If you would like to see improvements to SciChart iOS/Android Documentation, Examples and Customisation guides then please contact-us to tell us what exactly you want. Email using the contact form and give us your feedback as we will begin to work on these now.
Original article below….
Following the release of version 2 of our iOS & Android chart controls we would like to take a moment to poll you, the users, for your opinion on SciChart iOS & Android.
What would you like to see us build? What do you think about subscription vs. perpetual pricing models? What wouldmake scichart more useful to use?
Please take 5 minutes to answer our short survey below. We welcome your feedback, good or bad, and it all helps us to make a better product!
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Getting Started with SciChart for Xamarin
Posted by Andrew on 06 June 2017 10:56 AM
Make yourself a coffee and let’s get started with SciChart Xamarin!
Quickest of the Quick Start Guides
Ok, so you’ve chosen the SciChart charting library. Great! Now what?
Check out this Quickest of the QuickStart Guide below which shows you how to download, run the Xamarin Chart Examples Suite and see what SciChart Xamarin can do.
01 Downloading the SciChart Xamarin SDK
The SciChart Xamarin examples is included as a ZIp file on our website however, the libraries themselves are integrated using the NuGet* package manager.
Note that SciChart Xamarin assemblies are hosted on a private NuGet feed. Make sure you add the SciChart Feed URL to Visual Studio.
We have also created a 5 minute video showing you how to setup the NuGet feed, compile the examples and get them running on your device.
02 Learning by Example – The Examples Suite
In case you have downloaded SciChart from our Download page you will find a rich Xamarin Chart examples app with over 30+ examples showing you how to create static and real-time Xamarin Chart types with SciChart.
You can find out more about what examples are available at the SciChart Xamarin Examples Suite page.
03 Learning by Tutorial
We know how it might be frustrating when you spend hours trying to create some simple thing. With this idea in our minds we have created a Tutorials set, which covers following topics:
Each Tutorial has an appropriate Visual Studio project which you can find in SciChart Xamarin GitHub Repository.
04 Where is the Examples Source Code?
In case you’ve referenced the SciChart from our NuGet feed, you still have an ability to download the Examples Suite as well as Tutorials Demo just cloning our GitHub repository and also view our examples online.
You will find a lot of useful information which can help you to start using SciChart in the best way. The Examples Suite is a powerful demo application which contains more than 50 examples, some of them are listed below:
05 I just want to build a Simple Line Chart
Ok, so check out our Tutorials on Creating your first SciChartSurface in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android. It will walk you through the basics, including setting up a SciChartSurface, setting up X and Y Axes.
Then, take a look at The Line Series Type, which shows how to add a single line series with some XY data to the chart. Finally, see our sections on adding Zoom Behaviour and a Tooltip and you’re all set!
07 Where is Documentation
SciChart iOS/Android has online documentation, however SciChart for Xamarin does not. This is because xamarin is simply a binding library wrapper around the native iOS/Android controls, so the API is largely the same.
For reference, you can find the following resources below.
08 Great, but I Have a Question about …
We believe you will not find a better supported Xamarin chart than SciChart!
If you have a question, please feel free to ask at our Forums page. This is a Q&A forum page where we aim to answer all queries promptly. Please direct Xamarin specific questions to the ios/android forums respectively.
But if you have specific sales or technical question, you can Contact us anytime and one of our staff will get back to you. We aim to answer all requests within 1-business day.
During your trial of SciChart Xamarin we will gladly answer your technical questions about the chart. After the trial expires, you may purchase a support subscription to maintain access to our 5-star priority support.
Thanks, and enjoy!
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SciChart iOS /Android / Xamarin BETA Released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 05 June 2017 04:00 PM
We are really excited to announce, the result of a year of hard work and effort by our mobile team, that SciChart iOS/Android v2 is around the corner!
We are choosing to release today as a ‘BETA’ and invite feedback from our user-base. A full release will be done shortly, once we have polished everything and done final testing and checks.
SciChart Mobile v2: A huge Step forward
SciChart iOS/Android v2 is a huge step forward in our iOS & Android charts. While our first version of SciChart iOS/Android benchmarked as the fastest Android and fastest iOS charts in the world, they lacked a few critical features that were important to would-be customers and creators of rich mobile charting applications.
Thanks to some brave early adopters, and great feedback from our iOS/Android customers, we have done a lot of work to improve our iOS & Android charts, and bring you Xamarin support in our latest major release, as well as a host of new features and improvements that will make your apps really stand out.
We’ve done a lot of work to optimize performance for swift users (even more!) and update to Swift 3 support on iOS, while maintaining our Objective-C heritage for our iOS Charts. We’ve created and updated 60 examples for each of SciChart iOS, SciChart Android as well as 20+ examples for SciChart Xamarin, showcasing the speed, power and flexibility of our iOS & Android charts. These examples are going to be published soon and we have a host of website updates in the works as well.
We’ve created a brand new Showcase application which has at the moment two ‘featured apps’ – a Spectrum Analyzer which analyzes audio from the microphone in realtime, and an ECG monitor which you can download and use to get started creating realtime scientific apps right away.
SciChart iOS/Android v2 is being marketed towards creators of scientific and financial apps.
Apps that require realtime, big data, fast updates, displaying of large amounts information from sensors, financial data-feeds and remote servers.
Stock charting (financial charting) is a first class citizen in SciChart iOS & Android, allowing you to create rich, realistic trading apps using our libraries. You can create audio analyzers, monitor sensor data, hook up our charts to medical test equipment and more. SciChart makes your impossible projects possible with our speed and power which is second to none!
Features in SciChart iOS/Android v2
How to Access the BETA
Our BETAs are published to the following channels for the moment.
Each Github repositories contain the full source code for SciChart iOS/Android/Xamarin v2 Examples. The binaries are pulled from Maven (Android), Cocoapods (iOS) and NuGet (Xamarin). Instructions on how to setup your local machine to get the binaries are included in the above repos, in the readme.md.
Getting Started: Tutorials
We’ve published tutorials to get started with SciChart iOS/Android/Xamarin v2. These can be found below.
Pricing and Upgrades
SciChart iOS/Android/Xamarin v2 pricing can be seen at our Store page. Existing customers of SciChart iOS/Android can continue to use iOS/Android v2 versions released before support expiry for free. New customers who purchase today can use both v1 and v2 (all versions released before support expiry).
Special Discounts for SciChart WPF Customers
Are you a customer of SciChart WPF and interested in iOS, Android or Xamarin? If so, we are offering a 30%, limited time discount to existing customers of SciChart WPF to purchase SciChart iOS/Android.
This offer is valid to existing customers of SciChart WPF within support-expiry, until 5th September 2017.
If the above offers are of interest to you, contact sales to get a quote asking for the ‘existing customer Xamarin upgrade’
We work hard to keep our customers happy, but we don’t know everything! So, if you find a problem or a bug, contact us to let us know. We will do our best to fix it.
Also, if you have any feedback for us, good or bad, we would love to hear it!
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