The ChartIQ SDK: A Developer Overview
Feel free to skip right to Getting Started; however, we'd like to tell you about some of the benefits of using the ChartIQ SDK.
Why Use Our SDK
Financial charting for time series data is difficult and time consuming. It isn't practical for most development teams to build charting from the ground up. Furthermore, a "standards based" solution that runs across multiple platforms, browsers, and devices adds additional layers of complexity. Our charting library provides this level of sophistication. Develop with confidence, knowing that as your application grows, our charts and our company will be there to support you.
What Makes Our SDK Distinct
The SDK provides developers and web designers with a complete HTML5 stock-charting solution. This means it is now easier than ever to develop charts for a web site or web application that can be deployed on both desktop and mobile devices. The library is touch aware, allowing mobile users on tablets and smart phones to access all of the charting features. Built-in features include: interactive chart navigation, drawing tools, and a full suite of technical indicators.
No external libraries are required to utilize ChartIQ, although you may of course use any third party library to build your own code (jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, etc).
The library is a professional grade SDK that can be used to build both basic financial charts as well as advanced financial charts such as those found in professional workstations. The SDK is extensive and provides both high level convenience functions as well as low level access to core functionality.
Finally, we are here to help. Really! Consider our support desk to be your resource. We will provide sample code to solve your problem. If you are stuck, send us a link and we'll debug it for you. Need advice or industry insight? Just ask! Any and all help is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're Our Own First Customer
While we aim to place our customers' needs first, it's helpful to have a common perspective and goal. At ChartIQ, our own teams depend on our library for building web-based financial applications. For example, our FX trading platform WebTrader is built using our own charting library.
Why Not Freeware or Mid-Range Charting Solutions
When it come to basic or general charting, an open-source or "lite" charting solution can be adequate. However, freeware won't come close to providing a professional-grade solution for financial charting. Even in the domain of commercial charting packages, no other solution truly competes with the ChartIQ library for time series data. The visualization of time series data is our forte.
Please feel free to contact us with any question! :)
- Purchase or request an evaluation copy of the ChartIQ library
- Read Getting Started
- Try it out - Here's a demo showing some of what the charting library can do. Click around in the menus to explore the range of capabilities. How to interact with a chart's interface (e.g. zooming, panning, drawing) is explained in the User Interface tutorial.
- You'll want to read Getting Started before going too far, but we've put the library with sample code on JSFiddle so anyone can experiment with it.