Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 06 January 2020 01:29 PM
Let’s get started with SciChart Android!
Quickest of the Quick Start Guides
Ok so you’ve downloaded and unzipped the SciChart Android v3 SDK. Great! Now what?
Check out this Quickest of the QuickStart Guide below which shows you how to start a trial, run the Examples Suite, work through the tutorials and see what SciChart can do.
1. Starting a SciChart Android Trial
In previous versions of SciChart Android, you could download the AARs from Maven or our website and it would ‘just work’ for 30 days. With the release of SciChart Android v3 we have introduced a new cross-platform licensing mechanism which is common to all our platforms.
To get started, download and install the SciChart Cross Platform Licensing Wizard to your Windows or Mac Desktop.
Next Log in using your SciChart.com username and password (Create one), and click ‘Start Trial’ on the Trials page for Android.
Take a moment to start a trial now, so that you can get working as soon as possible.
Note, if you have purchased a paid license, then head over to Licensing SciChart Android to learn how to activate and use it.
2. Running the SciChart Android Examples
The SciChart Android SDK features a rich examples suite with over 90+ 2D & 3D Android Chart examples. You can clone the SciChart.Android.Examples from GitHub, or grab the latest SDK from the downloads page and unzip to get started.
Once you’ve downloaded it, open the SciChart_Android_v3/Examples folder in Android Studio. Next, paste in your license key and build and run the app!
Note: Performance is excellent in the simulator if you have Intel Haxm enabled. Also try on a device to see the extreme performance of our Android 2D & 3D Charts!
3. Creating your First SciChartSurface (Tutorials)
We now have a full set of tutorials online, to walk you through the basics of getting to know SciChart Android. Each Tutorial has an Android Studio project which you can find in SciChart.Android.Examples Github repository.
We recommend to learn SciChart quickly, get through the tutorials as soon as you can, as they will teach you a lot of techniques quickly (Creating a project, series, data, real-time updates, tooltips, zooming, panning, legends, annotations and more).
4. Ok Great! So where is the Documentation?
All of our documentation is online. Please see the following resources to help you get started.
5. Great, But I have a Question about…
We believe you will not find a better-supported Android Chart Library than SciChart!
If you have a question, please try our new full site search engine (top of the page), or, dare we say it, Google! This has been custom-built to search the Forums and Knowledgebase, giving you relevant and accurate search results. There are thousands of pages on the SciChart site with content to search from, so if you have a query about SciChart iOS Tooltips, or SciChart Licensing, just try the search and you should be able to find something useful.
But if that’s not enough, 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 Android we will gladly answer your technical questions about the chart. After the trial expires, you may purchase a support subscription to maintain access to technical support & to continue developing with SciChart.
Thanks, and enjoy!
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