Revised July 27, 2016.

The following represents Highsoft‘s current view of its product development cycle and future directions. It is intended for information purposes only, and should not be interpreted as a commitment on the part of Highsoft.

Highcharts JS 5 (Q3 2016)

  • Developer preview was released June 13.
  • Add a new Highcharts CSS branch with complete decoupling of style and form. All visual properties will be set in CSS rather than inline in the JavaScript API. This is consistent with HTML5/CSS and will be much more familiar for designers. At the same time, the current architecture where all settings, including presentational, are set in a configuration object, will be continued. This will ensure continued support for wrappers to the API, legacy IE browsers and other contexts that require a singular configuration.
  • API to update all aspects of the chart without re-instanciating.
  • Improved responsiveness. Individual settings can be overridden in separate option sets for various chart or document sizes, or through CSS media queries.
  • Modular architecture allows loading of separate Highcharts modules using tools like Webpack or Browserify.

Highcharts Cloud

  • Save chart settings as templates (Q3 2016).
  • Make your charts collection searchable by tagging (Q3 2016).
  • Share ownership of charts and collaborate (enterprise plan, Q3 2016).
  • GUI for team wide settings, like themes and managing/inviting team members (enterprise, Q3 2016).
  • Integration with third party systems (Q4 2016).
  • Support for multiple axes.
  • Adding annotations.
  • Support for geo maps (Highmaps).

New products and services

  • Gantt chart product. Implementation started July 2016.