Visifire

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Visifire
Visifire.jpg
Developer(s) Webyog, Inc.
Stable release 5.1.5 / Jan 2014
Development status Active
Operating system Windows/Mac
Available in Multi-lingual
Type Charting
License Commercial
Website visifire.com

Visifire is a set of data visualization components. It currently supports Charts and Gauges. Visifire is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone & Windows 8. One can use the same API to create charts & gauges in Mobile, Web & Desktop environments. Visifire can also be embedded in any webpage as a standalone Silverlight App. It is independent of the server side technology being used. Hence, Visifire can be used with ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, JSP, ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails or just simple HTML with JavaScript.[1] Visifire also has a wizard-driven solution to create charts in SharePoint.

History[edit]

Visifire development was started during the early release of Silverlight 1.1 Alpha by Microsoft. As the next release of Silverlight was directly Silverlight 2.0 beta, it was ported to Silverlight 2.0 beta. Release of Silverlight 2.0 Final, opened up slew of possibilities. To exploit the full power of Silverlight 2.0, major architectural changes were done & all new Visifire 2.0 was released. Later came Visifire 3.0 with improved looks & major performance improvements.[2] Gauges were introduced with Visifire 4.0.[3] Later Visifire for SharePoint was introduced,[4] a wizard driven solution to create stunning SharePoint charts. Next major update from Visifire is the support for Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. Recently released version is Visifire 5.0 [5] with major performance improvements.

Current Version[edit]

Current version of Visifire is 5.1.5

Features[edit]

  • Visually appealing animated charts
  • It can be embedded into any Web, Desktop or Mobile Applications
  • Supports wide range of Charts & Gauges
  • Real Time Charts / Live Update
  • High Performance Charts
  • Supports Interactivity
  • Supports Scrolling and Zooming
  • Online chart designer to help creating charts[6]
  • Editable on Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Windows Phone 7 & Windows Phone 8 support[7]
  • Windows 8 support
  • SharePoint charts
  • Enterprise grade features

Technical Specification[edit]

  • Developed using C# and XAML
  • JavaScript API to embed in web pages

Platforms[edit]

Visifire runs on various platforms: Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone and Windows 8.

License[edit]

Visifire is licensed commercially & one can buy a royalty free license based on number of developers.[8] It was once distributed under GPL but was discontinued due to the confusion prevailing around Windows Phone Marketplace.[9]

Support[edit]

Priority Support is provided to Enterprise Customers through ticket system. All users are supported through Visifire Community Forum.

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