Animated and interactive Flash charts for Joomla.
FusionCharts Free provides you the necessary chart types and features that cover all your basic charting needs.
* You can create Column, Line and Pie charts for your single-series or multi-series data.
* Intuitive UI with easy customization.
* Interactive tooltips to show detailed information.
There exists also paid version, that adds even more chart types, as well as dynamic database connector to load data in real-time from database or CSV files.
However, there is no support. Posts in the forum are apparently reviewed by a moderator before being published but never get answered. For such a pricy extension this is a basic thing.
Documentation is okay but lacks basic instructions like a description on how to update to a new version (unfortunately it doesn't work with simply installing a newer version).
To make a long story short: Nice extension but not recommended if used heavily as support is only given on a now-and-then basis
Thanks alot to ARTIO for giving away this fine piece of code and enabling us to do the migration to Joomla! 2.5.
There are no doubt much better looking and more functioning charts out there (there is a paid for version of this extension that looks very nice) but for a free chart that does the job with no coding knowledge requirements, this is perfect.
Side note, it is published or listed at JED as 1.1.0 but the download version is 1.0.1. Somehow misleading.
I was looking for an extensios to insert simple and differents charts in different articles without having to build heavy tables/SQL's or to link/pul into any outside data like other extensions out there.
The interface of Artio FusionCharts is really simple and you can create and manage its datas with easy, and the best part of all is that you can insert then in the articles with its own plugin.
I wont rate it 5 stars because of its limitations between paid and free version. But thats ok, once the developer already explained that he have to pay the costs of using a flash API/Library.
I think it is unfair to rate the extension like this, just because it does not have a certain feature.
(which is btw, available in paid version)
I would understand it if it would be buggy or cause major problems, but I belive that is not case.
Because of this, your rating is not even in compliance with JED rules.
sorry for that. We are limited by the license for the FlashCharts rendering engine, so we cannot offer more graphs in the free version.
you are right. The inial version functionality was rather limited. Anyway, the new version avalaible can load the data from database, files, etc. now.
Searching here, I found many extensions that seemed helpful, but after taking a look at them more carefully, I decided this was the one for my job.
I wasn't wrong at all. It is so simple to use that the excellent users guide is not even needed, with great looking result. If only i could directly enter data from an excel or html table... That would have saved me a lot of time.
Nevertheless 5 stars from me and it totally worths it.
This is a beautiful extension, wonderful documentation, a seamless, fluid experience. The bar has been set high with this extension, it's presentation and intuitiveness is topnotch... the simplicity of its integration into an article is the best I've seen.
10 stars out of 5!