We’ve had quite a few big announcements recently at K2, from the Box integration to the capital we’ve raised this year. Here’s one more: K2 recently announced OData and Swagger REST support, enabling K2 Appit and Blackpearl users to build solutions based on workflows and forms that can access their existing data in the cloud or on premise, on any device, and without the need to write code.
From K2 CEO Adriaan van Wyk: "As the 'citizen developer' community grows, it is imperative to open access to data across the organization -- from internal systems to outside applications. Put into the right hands, these pockets of stagnant data residing across systems could be the key to solving major business problems.
“Through these integrations, and others in the future, K2 aims to help further the Build Your Own Applications (BYOA) movement and put more power into the hands of the workforce."
With support for both OData and Swagger, K2 also makes it easier for technical and non-technical users to build applications that integrate with virtually any system that provides RESTful APIs, including Facebook, Twitter, Azure API Apps, Azure Logic Apps, Apache and more.
Support for REST, through OData and Swagger, furthers K2's vision to provide access to information across the organization and the cloud, connecting workflow to data and opening streams of productivity without the need for coding. Ultimately, this expedited process allows K2 customers to build applications more quickly and efficiently, saving resources and freeing up valuable time to focus on solving business problems.
Of course, out-of-the-box support for these technologies is provided in K2 Appit for SharePoint and K2 blackpearl via K2's patented SmartObject framework, allowing users to integrate LOB data in forms and workflows through connection points that are configured once and are reusable across all K2-based business applications. Organizations no longer need to develop code to communicate with and consume endpoints holding pertinent data for business process.
To sign up for the beta program, please visit http://content.k2.com/odata-swagger-beta-program.