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HTML5 Version of AnyChart Coming Soon

March 24th, 2011 by Timothy Loginov

With the increasing popularity of iOS devices gaining traction in the marketplace, AnyChart is proud to announce the upcoming release of AnyChart HTML5. The new version is planned for release in May of 2011. A private Beta will be distributed in April.

A demo version can be found here:

You can also take a look at a demo video, showing AnyChart at iPad:

A short Q & A with our HTML5 Lead developer Alex Batsuev:

Q: What development tools are you using to build the new HTML5 solution?

A: We are currently using Google Closure tools. In particular the Google Closure Compiler for JavaScript. The tool compiles JavaScript into compact, high-performance code. The compiler removes dead code and rewrites and minimizes what’s left so that it downloads and runs quickly. It also checks syntax, variable references, and types, and warns about common JavaScript pitfalls.

Q: Did you run into any difficulties during the development process?

A: We tried Canvas and SVG and finally chose SVG because it gives far more opportunities, in particular for working with text. Actually, with JavaScript we can efficiently implement the expected functionalities of AnyChart – which is no small task, it involves porting and testing several hundred classes, and that’s thousands of lines of code!

Q: How many more classes are left to be ported?

A: We have ported most of classes. The final product is coming soon, and we believe our clients will like it!

Q: What would you say about HTML5? Is it the thing of the future?

A: I would say it is already the thing of the present 🙂

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