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[Add-On] Flash charts for Pages

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Brogan, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    One thing which would be great for the Pages feature would be the ability to embed dynamic flash charts. Of course the XF software would also have to support the feature in the first place.

    amCharts do free software which is able to produce lots of different types of charts.
    Such as Column & Bar, Line & Area, Scatter & Bubble, etc.

    The charts can be produced from CSV, XML or PHP files.

    I would love to see someone write an add-on for this, I've got soooo many uses for it.
     
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  2. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    O this would be a nice feature :D
     
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    450 Euros, not that bad.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I did say it was free in my opening post.

    The add-on would simply allow site owners to easily embed the charts, after downloading and installing the software on their own server.
     
  5. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Maybe I don't want a link back to the amCharts website.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's why they give users the option.
     
  7. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Additionally, the free license says this:
     
  8. Sagar

    Sagar Active Member

    This would be terrific

     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can't really see what value you're adding to this thread.
    The free license options are adequate for most users and allows them to embed the charts in their personal sites.

     
  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Whilst I like the idea, I am concerned about the free license. If this were to be implemented, the user would have to download and install the software themselves. XenForo simply cannot include the amCharts library, without the company purchasing an OEM license. As such, I would recommend this be an addon, instead of core functionality.
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Sigh...

    Have you read the title of the thread? [Add-On] Flash charts for Pages

    Did you read my previous posts?
     
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  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Actually, I did. I was only reinforcing that it did become addon, not core, and I initially thought in my first reply, but not in the following replies.
     
  13. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

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    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

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    Lycaon Well-Known Member

  16. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    ah i guess i have it disabled because it suggested that leaving it on can be dangerous. :D
     
  17. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    May I suggest Open Flash Charts v2 (Flash) or Flot (jQuery)? They are both just as great as amCharts and are completely open-source, so they could be redistributed with the addon. :)
     
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  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Erik, I'll check those out.

    Are they as dynamic as the amCharts?
     
  19. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    If by dynamic you mean that they can take data on the fly, then yes. Both are interactive as well. :)
     
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I meant both dynamic and interactive, so thanks :D

    I have to say I do like amCharts though as I had a little play on my local install and they work great.
     

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