Quick Start Guide


This is a brief introduction to using the ShinobiChart component with the Kotlin programming language. We will take you through a series of simple steps introducing the key features of the shinobicharts library.

Firstly we will look at getting a line chart onto a page and then follow on by looking at how to apply basic styling to the chart elements. The end result of this little tutorial will be a chart that looks something like this:

What we're aiming for

For this guide we will assume that you are using the Android Studio IDE, version 3.0 or later. If you are using an earlier version of Android Studio you may need to install the official Kotlin plugin from JetBrains.

We recommend running the Quick Start project, and the other sample projects, on a physical Android device. This way you will be able to get a better feel of all the touch-based interactions. That said, it is possible to run the samples on the Android Emulator.

shinobicharts uses OpenGL ES2; support for this in the Android Emulator can be less stable than that of a physical device, so be alert for incompatibilities and errors. More information is available on the Android Developer site: http://developer.android.com/tools/devices/emulator.html.

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