Best and free chart renderer for your website.
September 19, 2016

Best and free chart renderer for your website.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Charts

We are using Google Charts on public administration websites in order to show statistics coming from open data providers. These websites must provide open data information to the public and it's usually required by local law. There is a high volume of data and we need something to make it friendly and understandable. This is the main reason why we have chosen this component in our web development stack.
  • The GeoChart component is great if you need to render a map with data. You can customize it with different colors, regions, formats and everything in SVG format.
  • Google Charts has a very detailed documentation full of examples. The docs are also always updated with the latest version of the API and you don't have to google for extra information on other development websites.
  • The ability to connect Google Charts to an external database using any language or technology thanks to the JavaScript API.
  • The look and feel of the rendered charts should be updated, they are still using flat colors and they do not seem to follow the latest trends in web design.
  • It is hard to implement for non-technical users.
  • Not having to develop our own in-house library.
  • Fast installation and implementation on existing websites.
  • High Charts and JS Charts
We selected Google Charts because it's behind the Google company, and this is a guarantee that it will always be updated and will support the vast majority of browsers. It's also updated very frequently and Google made it completely free of charge. Other libraries with similar features have an extra cost.
Google Charts is well suited when you have a lot of data coming from an Excel, CSV file or even a database table and you need to render it inside a website. You can provide a well-looking interactive preview of all your data. Google Charts also works great on mobile and tablet environments. Another great scenario is to use Charts to show network usage statistics inside a web application.

Google Charts Feature Ratings

Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile