FusionCharts is now iPad ready!

FusionCharts is now ready for your iPads and iPhones too.

The newest release of FusionCharts – v3.2  – includes both Flash and JavaScript charting, thereby giving you the best of both worlds. And, all of this without having to write an additional line of code. FusionCharts v3.2 comes bundled with HighCharts, the best JavaScript charting solution in the market, which is used for plotting charts on iPad/iPhone and Flash is used for all other devices. This makes FusionCharts becomes the first enterprise-grade interactive charting to work seamlessly on your iPads and iPhones too.

Why an intermediate v3.2? Where is v4?

Short answer: iPad.

Detailed honest answer: We have been promising to come out with FusionCharts v4 for a long time now. We had been working on new javascript chart types, better interactivity and more advanced reporting options for v4 when the iPad came out and Steve Jobs told shared his thoughts on Flash with the world.

As soon as that happened, a lot of our customers wanted to know what we were doing about it. Emails like these became hourly routines for us:

  • We are currently a FusionCharts Enterprise user. We are interested in knowing your plans and commitments to providing an HTML5 version so we can plan on when we may provide our mobile users advanced charting capabilities.
  • Do you plan anyhow to support also HTML5? With Apple practically blocking Flash from its devices and other vendors are in strong favor of HTML5, I was wondering what are your plans here?

Having a customer base of 17,000 customers and 330,000 users, we needed to have our customers covered on the iPad and iPhone. And as quickly as possible. So we decided to bundle an existing JavaScript charting solution with our Flash charts and code the bridge ourselves, thereby taking the donkey work out of your development. We settled on HighCharts, which we think is by far the best JavaScript charting solution in the market. So now, without writing a line of extra code, you get stunning Flash charts on a majority of devices and simple-yet-elegant JavaScript charts on devices that do not support Flash.

What else is new in v3.2?

With FusionCharts v3.2, we have also introduced a lot of new chart types like the Zoom/Pin and Pareto/Marimekko chart, brought in advanced reporting features like LinkedCharts and interactive legend, and introduced JSON as a data format.

  • Smart Zoom/Pin chart: We have introduced the zoom line chart with a first-of-its type pinning feature that helps you compare non-adjacent data sets by overlaying them on one another. Take a look here
  • LinkedCharts: In another first in the industry, you can now create drill-down charts up to unlimited levels using a single data source, and again without writing a line of additional code. Creating drill-down charts has never been easier! View it here
  • JSON Data Support: In addition to XML, FusionCharts now supports JSON data format making it easily work with JavaScript libraries like jQuery charts and ExtJS.
  • Smarter Charts: Make your reporting smarter with interactive legend, better label management, better printing support and a lot more smart options that we have brought in. See more of it

A lot of the new capabilities in FusionCharts v3.2 were requests and repeated requests from you. We picked out the requests that were the most important and the most asked for. We combined that with how we think charts and reports will be used in the time to come and put together all the powerful new capabilities you can see in v3.2. Check all of them out in our docs

New licensing model introduced

With FusionCharts v3.2, we have also introduced a new licensing model. Our previous licensing model had picked up a bit of dust and grime and couldn’t keep pace with the changing business models. We always try to keep our licensing as flexible and well aligned with the business needs of our users, and hence a new licensing model was inevitable.

The new license model is very simple to understand. A website license is for a website; an Intranet license for Intranet; an Enterprise or Enterprise Plus license for both; SaaS license for commercial websites and OEM for software products. Pretty clear, isn’t it?

In addition, we’ve also introduced a new Personal license that allows bloggers and individuals to put FusionCharts on all their websites (non-commercial), blog and personal projects without putting any restriction on the number of domains or servers.

What happens to our existing customers?

We’re glad to announce that for our existing customers, the same license that they bought still holds in place. That is, you still have the same license rights as mentioned in your license agreement at the time of purchase. For e.g., if you have a Professional license of FusionCharts v3.1.1 (or before), you are upgraded to FusionCharts v3.2 under the same terms as old Professional license. However, new purchases, hereon, will come under the purview of new licensing model.

You can download a free upgrade to FusionCharts v3.2 from our Product Update Center.

Priority Support & Upgrades Subscription

To ensure constant support and upgrades, we have also introduced the FusionCharts Priority Support & Upgrades Subscription. When you subscribe to this, you get the following:

  • Personalized support from our widely acclaimed technical support team in 24 working hours
  • Free upgrades to all major and minor releases of the products for which you’ve bought subscription
  • Access to custom charts and business demos that we release time to time
  • Special promotions on purchase of additional FusionCharts products & licenses

You can purchase FusionCharts subscription along with the product license itself or separately. To keep things simple for you, we have kept FusionCharts Subscription renewable yearly.

Support & upgrades subscription for FusionCharts v3.1 customers (or earlier)

For FusionCharts v3.1.1 (or earlier) customers, you can purchase FusionCharts Subscription for your older licenses itself. These subscriptions have been priced in accordance with your old licensing.

What’s happening with v4?

As I mentioned earlier, many of the capabilities that we were planning for v4 have already been incorporated in v3.2 itself. Some of these capabilities include the zoom/pin chart, LinkedCharts, interactive legend with support for icons, Pareto & Marimekko charts, and  support for JSON among other things. That being said, we’ll release v3.2 of other products in the suite and then resume development on v4. When v4 does come out, it will be the most powerful charting you have ever seen.

We are also working on vertical solutions that allow you to build charts without writing a line of code. FusionCharts for PowerPoint, called oomfo, has been in beta since the start of the year. Our initial aim with oomfo was to allow creation of animated & interactive charts within PowerPoint, using an easy to use interface. Over time, we’ve added Waterfall, Pareto and Marimekko charts that are not supported in PowerPoint. We have also made styling of the charts similar to PowerPoint very easy. Going forward, we will make a further enhancements to oomfo, including addition of maps and gauges, adding more data sources and allowing for more chart types. The Pro version will be released early next year, but the standard version of oomfo will remain free forever.

Earlier this year, we also released FusionCharts Free for Joomla, which allowed you to embed FusionCharts in your Joomla installations and configure visually.

FusionCharts for SharePoint is also nearing beta. Check out the screenshot preview and request for a beta by writing to us.

We are all new

With the release, we are not only trying to give you a comprehensive charting solution for all your needs but also solid product literature to help you make the most of it. So we have revamped our entire documentation, brought in a new community forum and introduced a new enriched Knowledge Base. And of course, the blog has a new face. But, more on that later.

After all the hard work, we partied

When we decided to power-pack FusionCharts v4 into FusionCharts 3.2, make it iPad-ready and do it all quickly, it wasn’t the breeziest decision ever. But with a young and hard-working team, we have been able to pull it off. The release of FusionCharts v3.2 is one of our proudest moments and we sincerely hope you will enjoy using it.

So on September 17th, a day after the launch of FusionCharts 3.2, we threw ourselves a party. We converted the office lobby into our party zone and had the entire team together for celebrating a successful launch. Take a look.
FusionCharts v3.2 Launch Party

FusionCharts v3.2 Launch Party

FusionCharts v3.2 Launch Party

FusionCharts v3.2 Launch Party

You can check out the complete album on our Facebook page.

We await your feedback on FusionCharts v3.2. Go ahead give it a try.

Happy Charting!

  • Joao October 14, 2010, 12:59 pm

    Good morning,
    I wonder if there is any way to view the legend THROUGH THE IPAD, on my application because I can not see.

    Thanks.

    • Sanket Nadhani March 1, 2011, 2:01 pm

      Have you been able to get this working now? If not, use showLegend=’1′ in the <chart> element.

  • chris October 20, 2010, 9:25 am

    Hi , i tested both on my website and my iphone . I found that  the result on my iphone is big difference with the website.

    Please any where i can post the bugs?  Anyway is very nice product ,thanks!

    • Sanket Nadhani March 1, 2011, 12:06 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Chris. Yes the difference is because we use HighCharts (with a number of enhancements made to it) for the JavaScript fallback on iPads and iPhones. In case you need more help or need to post bugs, write to us at support[at]fusioncharts[dot]com

  • Oleg October 26, 2010, 7:41 am

    Hi! Do you have  any plans to make HTML5 implementation of FusionMaps?

    • Sanket Nadhani November 3, 2010, 6:27 pm

      Yes, in the coming quarters. We will put out out more details once things are finalized.

  • Jefferson Ngo July 27, 2011, 4:43 am

    i am just wondering if fusionMap work on Ipad

    • Sanket Nadhani July 27, 2011, 3:06 pm

      Not as of now Jefferson, but we should have that in the next couple of quarters.

  • Javier August 1, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Could you give me an estimated time for the fusionMap support?

    Thank you

  • Javier August 1, 2012, 3:11 pm

    Sorry, I didn’t check that date. I suppose it is already supported.

    Is possible to make zoom in these maps as other maps like Google Maps?

  • tapas das October 9, 2012, 4:24 pm

    label in bar chart for ipad is not coming.because I have tried both the attribute showlabel=”1″ and showLabels=”1″

  • Sanjukta October 11, 2012, 5:07 pm

    Hi Tapas,

    Please drop us a mail at “support[at]fusioncharts[dot]com” with the data and other details of the chart.

    We would get back to you at the earliest. 🙂

    Thanks. 

  • Atit Shah February 12, 2014, 1:29 pm

    Hi,
    I have been using fusion charts since long time.But facing bit problem while viewing it on mobile devices.I am not able to see the bars,lines charts etc on my android and iPad devices. I have used the trendlines for few charts and I am able to see only trendlines and not the corresponding charts on mobile devices.Same is for line, pie charts etc. When hovered over the chart I am able to see the tool tip of the values and also able to go to the drill downs,but cannot see the actual charts.
    Tried all your solutions like rendering chart as JavaScript only.Using alias name for JavaScript instead of swf.Creating constructor object etc.Used inbuilt debugger but none worked. 🙁 Also checked that all the required files are included correctly with correct path.
    I am able to see all my charts on the web in Firefox,Chrome,IE but not in mobile devices.
    Please help ASAP.
    Thanks

    • Swarnam February 12, 2014, 2:31 pm

      Hi Atit,
      Please confirm if you have used jQuery v1.8 or later along with the older version of FusionCharts. If yes, prior to FusionCharts XT v3.2.2 – SR4 had few compatibility issues while using jQuery v1.8. The issue has been resolved in the latest version. Please try downloading the latest version FusionCharts Suite XT (v3.3.1 – SR3) at: http://www.fusioncharts.com/download/.

      Hope this helps.

      • Atit Shah February 12, 2014, 3:43 pm

        Hi Swarnam,
        Thanks for replying real quick, the solution sounds good. I will try including latest version of js. Just want to know if I include jquery-1.10.2.min.js in the FusionCharts folder will it internally map to the newly included js because the older file name is jquery.min.js and the new is jquery-1.10.2.min.js ? or do i need to rename the newly included file to jquery.min.js
        Hope you got my doubt. 🙂

        • Swarnam February 12, 2014, 9:38 pm

          Hi Atit,
          Yes, you will have to rename it as jquery.min.js. Else, you can place both the version of jQuery files in the same folder.

  • nahyan March 10, 2015, 5:51 pm

    I m trying to load my fusion chart in ipad .but it displays a blank page..Fusion chart.dll version 3.2.2.2 …..please help

    literal1.Text = FusionCharts.RenderChartHTML(“../FusionCharts/Column3D.swf”, “”, Enq_Xml, “enq”, “300”, “220”, False)
    FusionCharts.SetRenderer(“Javascript”)

  • Swarnam March 26, 2015, 2:52 pm

    Hey,
    Setting the renderer is not applicable while using the RenderChartHTML method. HTML embedding method is deprecated. Try using:

    FusionCharts.SetRenderer(“Javascript”)
    literal1.Text = FusionCharts.renderChart(“../FusionCharts/Column3D.swf”, “”, Enq_Xml, “enq”, “300″, “220″, False)

    Also, suggest you to check out the latest version ng.

    Link: http://www.fusioncharts.com/asp-net-charts/

  • Swarnam March 26, 2015, 4:16 pm

    Hey,
    Setting the renderer is not applicable while using the RenderChartHTML method. HTML embedding method is deprecated. Try using:

    FusionCharts.SetRenderer(“Javascript”)
    literal1.Text = FusionCharts.renderChart(“../FusionCharts/Column3D.swf”, “”, Enq_Xml, “enq”, “300″, “220″, False)

    Also, suggest you to check out the latest version which suA
    Link: http://www.fusioncharts.com/asp-net-charts/

Leave a Comment

Next post:

Previous post: