Roadmap

Revised December 13, 2023.

The following represents Highcharts’ product development cycle and future direction. It is only intended for information purposes and should not be seen as a commitment on our part.

What’s Coming Up

Released

  • Heatmap interpolation on geomaps
  • Gradients between Sankey nodes
  • Multiple data labels on pie slices
  • Different upper/lower symbols for dumbbell series

  • Tiled web maps - visualize maps with image tiles
  • Smooth heatmap interpolation
  • Mouse wheel zooming
  • Logic in format strings
  • Chart.getOptions

  • Design upgrade
  • Faster codebase
  • Flow maps
  • Pictorial charts
  • Treegraphs
  • Geographical heatmaps
  • Audio charts
  • ... and more

  • Create chart configurations with text prompts, powered by ChatGPT.
  • Quickly generate boilerplate code, get visualization advice, or 24/7 automated support.
  • Refine and correct output via follow-up prompts.
  • Immediately see examples of the charts once the code is generated.

  • Full-featured, official integration with Python.
  • Simple and powerful Pythonic API.
  • Native integration with Jupyter, Pandas, PySpark, and more.

  • Highcharts Dashboards makes it easy for developers to build dashboards that visualize and process data.
  • A flexible data layer allows for easy data integration and synchronization across components.
  • Use both built-in components or your own custom components with ease.
  • Includes a configurable edit mode so that end-users of the dashboards can make changes to the components, data, and layout.
  • Persistent state through complete save and reload functionality for the dashboard.
  • Can be used with any front-end Javascript framework.
  • Now with support for JSON data, crossfiltering Navigator component, and more.

  • New and improved export server based on Chrome Headless.
  • More secure, reliable, and faster.

In progress1-3 months

  • More advanced cross-component configuration options.
  • Improved accessibility.
  • More comprehensive documentation and demos.
  • Closer integration with React and other front-end frameworks.
  • Richer DataGrid functionality.
  • We are working on many improvements to Highcharts Dashboards, and would like to hear from you to help us drive priorities.

  • We are making improvements to the zooming and panning features of Highcharts, to facilitate better UX for end users.
  • We are working on many improvements to Highcharts in general, and would like to hear from you to help us drive priorities.

  • For heatmap and geoheatmap interpolation we are looking into providing functionality to fill in missing data.
  • We are considering more work related to interpolation, and would like to hear from you if this is relevant to your use case.

  • We are working on improvements to the Highcharts Editor, to make it easy to build visual interfaces for creating charts.
  • A minimal proof-of-concept is expected to be available for public testing and feedback soon.

  • We are working on making Highcharts Stock more modular by extracting functionality like the Navigator.
  • If this is relevant to your use case, we would like to get in touch with you to learn more.

Next up 3+ months

  • We are planning improvements to our React integration, allowing developers to more easily leverage Highcharts capabilities in their familiar ecosystem.

  • We are planning an official integration with Flutter, allowing developers to easily leverage Highcharts capabilities in their familiar ecosystem.

  • We are considering improvements to the Stock Tools UI in Highcharts Stock, and would like to hear your feedback on the current features.

  • We are planning improvements to the Highcharts accessibility features, to make it easier to create more advanced charts that are accessible and usable for everyone.
  • If you have feedback for us on the accessibility features of Highcharts, we would like to hear from you.

  • We are considering work to make it easier to build interfaces using Gantt visualizations.
  • If you are a current or potential user of Highcharts Gantt, we would appreciate learning more about your use case.

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