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Feb
22
Should we ship iOS Chart examples in ObjectiveC? Or just Swift?
Posted by Andrew on 22 February 2017 01:30 PM

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We have a question for our iOS Charts userbase about whether we should be supporting ObjectiveC and Swift, or just Swift in our examples and documentation.

At the moment SciChart iOS v1.x has ios chart examples and documentation in both Objective C and Swift. However, whenever customers request tech support or ask for examples, they are almost always asking for Swift 3 examples.

Question:

Should our iOS Chart Examples and Documentation be in both ObjectiveC and Swift, or just Swift?

It would save us a lot of time to support Swift 3 only in our examples. Can you take a moment to let us know which languages you expect us to create examples in for our upcoming SciChart iOS Charts v2.0?

Note: Our iOS Chart controls will, and always will be, written in Objective C. They will support both Objective C and Swift. Just we want to know if the examples should be Swift only, or both languages.

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Jan
5
SciChart iOS v1.2.3 982 Released
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 05 January 2017 01:38 PM

We are pleased to announce that SciChart iOS SDK v1.2.3 982 has now been released! Please see below for the list of improvements / features added and bugs fixed.

If you are using SciChart iOS v1.x then this update is a drop-in replacement.

What’s New in SciChart iOS v1.2.3 982?

New Features

  • Added transparency for Surface’s background;
  • Added CustomRenderableSeries;
  • Added method for reattaching view to surface;

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed isEnabled option for annotations;
  • Fixed annotations and modifier group gestures handling;
  • Fixed gradient brushes copying;
  • Fixed mountain renderable series: added calculating Y range.

Where to get SciChart Downloads?

You can get the SciChart iOS SDK v1.2.0 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get-latest from our Github repository.

GET SCICHART IOS v1.2.3

 

What’s coming soon?

We have been quite about our roadmap but we estimate that we are a few weeks away from a major release of SciChart iOS & Android: v2.0. This will add a number of enhancements, including new chart types, new features and support for Xamarin applications. More info to be announced soon!

Best regards,

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Dec
16
SciChart Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android Bindings ALPHA
Posted by Andrew on 16 December 2016 06:03 PM
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Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS enables development of SciChart mobile apps in Visual Studio!

We’ve published what is a very very early Alpha version of the SciChart iOS & Android Xamarin Bindings to our NuGet feed and Github today. These are binding libraries (thin wrappers) around our existing SciChart iOS & Android Native Chart Components.

You can clone the repository for the SciChart Xamarin Examples here. This builds in Visual Studio 2015 with Xamarin 10.3. Also, you can get the NuGet packages for SciChart.iOS, SciChart.Android from our SciChart official NuGet Feed.

SciChart Xamarin Examples are open source on Github

SciChart Xamarin Examples are open source on Github

SciChart official NuGet Feed

SciChart official NuGet Feed

Currently the Android examples are completed and working, iOS Examples are a work in progress. The SciChart.iOS and SciChart.Android Xamarin DLLs are v2.0 Alpha. Full release will be expected in January as we aim to release SciChart iOS & Android v2.0 at the same time.

To build the examples, you will need Visual Studio 2015 and Xamarin 10.3.

  • For Android, you will need to setup the development environments for Android SDK and NDK as per our documentation, with Java SDK 8.
  • For iOS, you will need a real Mac OSX machine to act as a build agent. XCode 8.2 and Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.iOS is required on the Mac to build and deploy SciChart.iOS.

Full dev setup instructions coming soon!

Next week we expect to add a host of iOS Chart examples, and please be advised the API is still in flux as we unify iOS & Android and ensure the two platforms have similar APIs.

More coming soon!

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

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Dec
2
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android Support coming soon!
Posted by Andrew on 02 December 2016 04:09 PM

We’ve been talking about it for a while, but SciChart for Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS are nearly here!

We are hoping to be releasing a BETA of these two control libraries at the end of the year. These will be a binding library (wrapper) around our existing iOS Charts & Android Chart controls, so you will soon be able to build applications either natively using XCode or Android Studio, or using Microsoft tools (Visual Studio, Xamarin Studio, and Visual Studio for Mac).

Read more about our mobile strategy, plus what the future holds for SciChart below:

Why Xamarin?

SciChart Android running inside Xamarin Studio on a Mac

SciChart Android running inside Xamarin Studio + Android Emulator on a Mac

At SciChart we made the strategic decision in January 2015 to begin to port to mobile platforms iOS & Android, because we felt that our fast, high-performance WPF charting controls were a natural fit for mobile devices where performance is required in real-time scientific or financial charting apps. It has been a long journey, but in July of 2016 we released SciChart iOS & SciChart Android v1. Since then we have released a number of minor updates, and our mobile chart controls are already being used by a number of companies to create some amazing applications with incredible performance.

However, from the first moment we announced SciChart for iOS / Android in 2015 we have had requests for Xamarin. We were reluctant at first because of the pricing of Xamarin in 2015, however, Microsoft has since acquired Xamarin and made it free to all, so there is no longer a cost barrier to use this incredible technology for developing mobile apps. As a result, we have accelerated our mobile development and Xamarin binding libraries so that we could bring SciChart to mobile as well as desktop platforms using Microsoft tooling.

Microsoft is Betting on Xamarin

SciChart iOS Running inside Xamarin Studio on OSX

SciChart iOS Running inside Xamarin Studio+ iOS Emulator on OSX

Since we started working with Xamarin in April 2016, we have seen a huge amount of change in these toolsets. Microsoft is working hard to update the platforms, staying current with the latest XCode version, the latest Android SDKs and fixing bugs. We have seen so much change that we actually had to re-write our binding libraries once just to cater for them!

What we see is Microsoft is confident in the future success of Xamarin, are working very actively on it, so we are as well. We are committed to invest in this platform. What’s more, it ties in with what we already do: we already make a very successful 2D & 3D chart control on WPF.

Our Strategy in 2016-2017

SciChart Android running in VS2015 with Xamarin.Android on Windows

SciChart Android running in VS2015 with Xamarin.Android and the Android Emulator on Windows

We intend to BETA our 2D Chart Control libraries for Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS at the end of the year, with a full release in Q1 of 2017. Our offering will include 2D Charts, and we intend to port over everything that we’re doing in WPF to the Xamarin as well as native iOS/Android platforms.

We intend to port over 3D Charts to mobile. Our WPF 3D Charting engine is mostly written in C++, and we deliberately made it cross platform so it will work on iOS & Android.

We intend to make our iOS components available for Mac Desktop (OSX) use. The change between Objective-C on iOS & Mac Desktop is minimal, so we can get an extra platform with much of the code reused. Also Xamarin.Mac allows development for Mac desktop. Bonus!

We also intend to continue to expand our WPF team – our WPF business is actually growing – not shrinking as the pundits will have you think. We continue to see a lot of life in this platform, which is if we’re honest, our first love in programming 
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Oct
13
SciChart iOS Android Charts Bug Tracker is now public!
Posted by Andrew on 13 October 2016 10:54 AM

As an experiment into improving transparency and feedback on our development processes, we have taken the bold step to make our Android & iOS Project Issue Tracker public!

Have a watch of the video above to see how to navigate the issue tracker.

Links to the Issue Tracker:

As always, your feedback is welcome!

Best regards,
Andrew
[SciChart Team]

 

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Oct
8
SciChart iOS v1.2.0 Released
Posted by Yaroslav Pelyukh on 08 October 2016 05:03 PM

We are pleased to announce that SciChart iOS SDK v1.2.0 has now been released! Please see below for the list of improvements / features added and bugs fixed.

If you are using SciChart iOS v1.x then this update is a drop-in replacement.

What’s New in SciChart iOS v1.2.0?

New Features

Bugs Fixed

  • SciChart no longer throws exception if data is unsorted in X
  • Fixed a memory leak in Realtime Ticking Stock Charts example.
  • Fixed modifiers not synchronising at Swift Multiple Surface example.
  • Fixed error where chart is blank when AutoRange.Never is used.
  • Fixed issue with heat map when drawing multiple surfaces.
  • Fixed issue with Heatmap ZRange.
  • Fixed issue with AxisMarkerAnnotation displaying incorrect colours on simulator.

Where to get SciChart Downloads?

You can get the SciChart iOS SDK v1.2.0 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get-latest from our Github repository.

GET SCICHART IOS v1.2.0

Best regards,

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