The line between designer and developer is thinner than ever. And for good reason! We all know the soul-crushing feeling of dreaming up a gorgeous web or mobile design, only to have the magic stripped away because of some technical requirement or challenge. When it comes to displaying data and dashboards, functionality and design go hand-in-hand. Users expect both deep insights and a slick experience. There is certainly no shortage of Web, iOS and Android charting libraries available for open use, but how many will play nice your designs? Below are 15 JS charting libraries that will help you keep your app functional and sexy at the same time.
Not only does AM Charts let you fully customise the design of your charts – they really want you to! A live editor lets you play in-browser for accurate mockups, and their Inspiration Gallery demonstrates just how tailored these charts can be.
Includes a nice gallery of real-life examples.
MPAndroid + iOS Port
Originally only for Android, there is now an iOS port for the popular MPAndroid Chart library. Their short, straight-to-the-point demo video shows some examples. Some wise advice from the GitHub download page: “Remember: It’s all about the looks.”
$199 for individual developers or freelancers. Enterprise options available. http://www.fusioncharts.com
Free for personal use. $100 for commercial, with team & enterprise licenses available. http://www.ejschart.com/index.php
Free, open source. http://gionkunz.github.io/chartist-js/index.html
Their tagline is “good-looking charts shouldn’t be difficult” and we couldn’t agree more.
Free, open source. http://morrisjs.github.io/morris.js/
A staple for developers for ages. Live playground testing gives you the ability to mock up examples directly in your browser.
$90 for single website/developer. 5-10 developer licenses available. http://www.highcharts.com
Bare-bones out of the box makes for easy editing.
Watermarked version is free. Single commercial domain $79. http://www.jscharts.com
Branded version is free. Single site license £249 with enterprise SaaS & licenses available. http://www.zingchart.com
Free, open source. http://plottablejs.org