Torstein Hønsi is the main creator of the product. The product was first demonstrated and thought up in 2006. In an interview with Finansavisen, he spoke about need for a program for creating graphs and charts, allowing users to publish charts directly on a website.
While the company is based in Norway, the product is used globally. It was stated in an interview in 2014, that their customer base is primarily from abroad, with 97% of the company's revenue being generated from clients outside Norway. Highchart products featured on Norwegian TV in late 2012, when the parent company featured on a national TV show. It was a segment in the middle of a 30-minute show, Dagsrevyen.
Highcharts is free for non-commercial use. Licenses are needed for use in commercial applications. The source code of Highcharts can be downloaded and modified under the license.
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