Xuni Roadmap - Updated!

Now that Xuni 2015 v1 has been released it’s time to update our roadmap for the next one. In the first release we got our feet wet with Xamarin.Forms and native data visualization controls. We knew we wouldn’t be the first to market with iOS and Android charts, but what we did accomplish was creating some of the first completely cross-platform data visualization controls for Xamarin.Forms. Built specifically and solely for Xamarin.Forms, Xuni gives you the quickest solution to charts and gauges for all devices. We strongly believe in what Xamarin has created thus far and we’re excited to be working closely with them on reaching the next level. Here’s a rundown of major enhancements you can expect in Xuni 2015 v2 for Xamarin.Forms:

New DataGrid and CollectionView for Xamarin.Forms

With Xamarin.Forms evolving the universal tablet and phone experience, it’s providing more uses for a rich, Microsoft Excel-like grid. FlexGrid is our cross-platform strategy, as it has been for years dating back to ActiveX and WinForms. Not only is it useful for displaying and editing data, but it includes analytical features like sorting and subtotals, that add new dimensions to a plain old list of data. Along with FlexGrid we’re also introducing our own implementation of the CollectionView.

Export, Customize and Add Markers to Charts

FlexChart will get several new features in 2015 v2 including interactive markers and data labels. You will be able to easily export the chart to an image so you can save and share it. You’ll also be able to easily format the appearance of the chart dynamically, such as for conditional formatting. Plus, we’ll add spline chart types. The gauges and FlexGrid will also benefit from image export.

Useful Cross-Platform Input Editors

Depending on what we can complete in all platforms and versions of Xuni, we’re planning to include an Auto Complete text box, a masked input and color picker.

WinRT Support in Xamarin.Forms

Lately you may have heard that Xamarin released a preview of Xamarin.Forms for Windows. Xuni will fully support WinRT by 2015 v2 as well, so you can create universal Windows Apps for phone and PC. If there's interest, we'll release a preview as well.

Beyond Xamarin.Forms

The 2015 v2 release on July 15th will be a huge milestone for Xuni because it will also be the first time we’ll package and distribute the libraries for native app developers who are not using Xamarin.Forms. This includes Xuni for native Android developers writing in Java, iOS developers writing in Objective C, and also Xamarin developers creating Android or iOS apps separately in C#. We’ll have a version for everyone. We value your feedback so leave a comment below. Xuni-2015v2-preview

ComponentOne Product Manager Greg Lutz

Greg Lutz

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