AnyChart 6.0 with HTML5 Support Available September 5th, 2011 by Margaret Skomorokh

We are glad to announce the release of AnyChart 6.0 containing an HTML5 (SVG based) version of our component.

Our aim is to make the HTML5 version a complete substitution for the Flash version as well as to make the switch to HTML5 as easy as possible. Another thing that we see as a highest priority is the compatibility of our component with different browsers and platforms.

So key features of the HTML5 version are the following:

  • HTML5 charts are configured exactly the same way as Flash ones – in XML.
  • The names of API methods are the same.
  • The HTML5 version is designed to work in all up-to-date versions of popular desktop browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera.
  • It is also compatible with popular browsers for the mobile platforms Android (2.2+) and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).

Though we have fully integrated the HTML5 version with our documentation as well as with the redistributable package, HTML5 support is still in the beta phase. Not all chart types and not all features are available for the moment, and we do not yet guarantee that all your charts in SVG version will look and work exactly like they do in Flash version.

However, we are going to cover all Flash version features by the HTML5 engine by the end of the year, and you will be able to upgrade your charts without any significant changes in your web sites and applications.

You can see how our HTML5 engine works in the examples from the Documentation and Gallery sections – just select an HTML5 tab when you view a chart. In case the features required to display a certain sample are not ready yet, you will see a relevant message.

To review an instruction on implementation, see HTML5 Migration Guide tutorial.

We are working hard to make the HTML5 version work exactly like the Flash version, and AnyChart will be updated each 1 or 2 weeks this fall. Check our web site or subscribe to our blog RSS or Twitter to be always aware of the latest changes.

Thank you once again for the interest in AnyChart – Modern Data Visualization Solution.


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