A Replacement for the Google Image Charts API
The Google Image Charts API is shutting down on March 14, 2019. Although it's been deprecated since 2012, the shutdown will no doubt disappoint some developers out there.
So yesterday morning I decided to build QuickChart, an easy way to generate charts as PNGs. Charts are defined by a single URL. For example, this url:
Will produce this image:
I open sourced the project because I wanted to avoid a future scenario in which people are dependent on proprietary image chart solutions.
Head to QuickChart.io to try it out. Enjoy!