Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Google Chart API all spruced up

By Noirin Shirley, Google Chart API Team

It's nearly a year now since the Google Chart API was launched, and we've got some treats for you to celebrate!

We've added several new options for adding markers to your chart, including financial markers, which lots of you have been asking for!

And you can now use invisible guide data sets to position markers accurately on your chart. Anyone who's got independent data lines on their wishlist - this one is for you!

If you were looking for concentric pie charts, or the ability to control the orientation of your pie chart, you're in luck!

Other new features include

  • Control for axis lines and tick marks
  • Data labels
  • Margin control
  • Automatic spacing for bar charts

You can read more about all of these features, and the updates we've made to the existing features, on the Chart API site.

This morning Salesforce.com announced Force.com for Google App Engine, a Python library for apps running on App Engine that enables simple and robust access to the Force.com Web services API. Using this library, App Engine developers can now build and deploy scalable web apps that manipulate and display data stored on Force.com. App Engine developers interested in building enterprise-class applications can now build anything from browser-based tools for members of your organization to personalized, customer-focused apps that scale to meet demand.

To learn more about Force.com, you can visit the Force.com documentation. To learn more about App Engine, check out our docs or visit the App Engine Google Group!

[NFGB] Link - from Google Code Blog
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