GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, has announced that their Xuni product is no longer in beta and has been released to the web (RTW). Xuni is GrapeCity’s collection of cross-platform UI controls for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
“Now that Xuni is generally available for purchase, developers will be able to utilize the product to provide native experiences in Android, iOS and Windows Phone using the same API across all platforms,” said Greg Lutz, product manager of Xuni. As Lutz shared in the company’s original beta announcement, “With Xuni and Xamarin.Forms, developers can code once in C# and XAML to create enterprise-level apps for all devices.”
The collection of controls released in the RTW version of Xuni is comprised of FlexChart, FlexPie and three gauge controls: Radial, Linear and BulletGraph. Like Xamarin.Forms, Xuni controls are mapped to native controls at run time.
With Xuni’s FlexChart, data visualization is available through a wide array Cartesian chart types including bar, column, area, line & symbol, scatter, bubble and financial. The control brings your dashboards to life with touch-based scrolling, zooming, selection and built-in animation features.
FlexPie offers a high level of customization and usability because it’s designed to do one thing – create dynamic pie charts. Xamarin.Forms users can easily modify data interaction and appearance, utilizing features and display options such as exploding slices and doughnut charts. Along with built-in animations on load and selection, FlexPie quickly delivers modern-looking mobile apps.
Xuni Gauges includes radial, linear and bullet-graph indicators, enabling users to build rich dashboards and business scorecards for visualizing key data points. In addition to animation and interaction capabilities, these gauges have a clean, modern look and feel that goes well with all popular mobile design paradigms.
“Xuni helps strengthen the ability of .NET developers to build cross-platform applications for the enterprise using Xamarin and C#,” said Joseph Hill, director of developer relations and co-founder at Xamarin. “The advanced UI controls and features that Xuni offers complement the Xamarin.Forms ecosystem, improving developer productivity and enabling them to easily produce enterprise-grade apps for all devices with C# and XAML.”
Xuni is available now and can be downloaded directly from www.goxuni.com. The company has scheduled future version releases in July and November of 2015, which will include new controls and features.