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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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Sep
19
Announcing new Pricing: iOS & Android Combined Licenses
Posted by Andrew on 19 September 2016 11:32 AM

It’s only been a few months since the SciChart iOS & Android High Performance Realtime Chart Launches and already we are iterating to bring you new features and improvements along the lines of compatibility performance & features!

New Cross-Platform Pricing

One improvement we’ve also just launched is new pricing for the iOS / Android chart products, as well as combined pricing for buying both SciChart iOS & Android:

  • SciChart iOS: $789 USD (was $899)
  • SciChart Android: $789 USD (was $899)
  • SciChart iOS + Android: $1249 USD (Was $1798, Save $549 USD!)
  • SciChart iOS + Android Source: $1749 USD (Was $2998, Save $1249 USD!)

SEE THE SCICHART STORE

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Introductory Discounts

In case you didn’t see it, there is a further 20% discount on SciChart iOS & Android Charts available until 30th September 2016.

Hurry, because this offer ends soon!

Features & Work in the Pipeline

As well as combined pricing, which is great, what else are we doing to make our high performance Realtime iOS & Android Charts an attractive offering? Well, the team is right now working on the following. To be released shortly.

iOS: Built in 30-day Trial

No more downloading a trial key from the website to get started. Like Android, iOS will soon have a built in 30-day trial. This should allow you to get started more quickly.

Tutorials & Getting Started guides. 

We realise our tutorials & getting started guides are a little thin on the ground, so, we are working to improve these. Having just written an excellent series of tutorials for SciChart WPF Charts, we are porting these to our mobile platforms.

Xamarin Support

We’re a few weeks away from delivering Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android support for our mobile platform charts. These will bring pre-packaged Binding libraries delivered as NuGet packages so you can include SciChart in your Xamarin Android and iOS projects. Watch our releases page for announcements, or company LinkedIn or Twitter for an announcement coming soon.

New Chart Types

To unify the three platforms (WPF, iOS, Android), a number of new chart types are being developed. These include:

  • Error Bars (missing on iOS)
  • Impulse / Stem Chart (missing on iOS)
  • Stacked Column Chart (iOS)
  • PaletteProvider API (iOS)
  • Legend API (iOS)
  • Bubble Chart (Android)
  • Stacked Mountain Chart (Android)
  • Stacked Column Chart (Android)

These are in development now and will be ready in the next few weeks.

Our Goal is Excellence, and Cross-Platform

We’re busy writing the common core of SciChart to be shared across platforms, and it is our goal to bring 2D + 3D Charts to WPF, iOS, Android, OSX and much much more. Bear with us as we go through this transition phase from one-trick-pony to something much much cooler.

Finally, if you have a feature request for any platform, or feedback for our team, then please get in contact. We would love to hear it.

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

 

 

 

 

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Aug
19
SciChart iOS v1.1.1 Build 654 Released
Posted by Andrew on 19 August 2016 12:01 AM

We are pleased to announce that SciChart iOS SDK v1.1.1 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 v1.1.1?

  • Fixed SciChart.Framework now truly supports BitCode
  • Fixed Crash on iPhone 5s 9.3 simulator when using .Nan value with point markers
  • Fixed missing Point Markers in scatter charts in some circumstances
  • Fixed issues in the Multi Pane iOS Stock Chart demo
  • Added a BuildSciChartFramework.sh script to the Github release so you can build our sources easily

Where to get SciChart Downloads?

You can get the SciChart iOS SDK v1.1.1 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get-latest from our Github repository.

GET SCICHART IOS v1.1.1

Best regards,

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Aug
19
SciChart iOS v1.1.1 Build 654 Released
Posted by Andrew on 19 August 2016 12:01 AM

We are pleased to announce that SciChart iOS SDK v1.1.1 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 v1.1.1?

  • Fixed SciChart.Framework now truly supports BitCode
  • Fixed Crash on iPhone 5s 9.3 simulator when using .Nan value with point markers
  • Fixed missing Point Markers in scatter charts in some circumstances
  • Fixed issues in the Multi Pane iOS Stock Chart demo
  • Added a BuildSciChartFramework.sh script to the Github release so you can build our sources easily

Where to get SciChart Downloads?

You can get the SciChart iOS SDK v1.1.1 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get-latest from our Github repository.

GET SCICHART IOS v1.1.1

Best regards,

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