Full OData support

Webnodes CMS has a custom OData provider built-in that exposes the content in the system as OData feeds. This opens up a lot of opportunities!

Expose your data once for all integrations

OData makes it possible to expose your data once, and interested parties can then use that OData feed to integrate your data into their application. You don't even need to be involved.

If you need detailed control over who gets access to what, the OData implementation in Webnodes makes it possible to create multiple feeds, where each feed has access to different data sets.

Perfect for mobile applications

Mobile phones and tablets are quickly becoming the most common way to access web based services. By exposing your website data as OData, it's very easy to use your website content in apps for popular smartphone platforms like iOS(iPhone and iPad), Android and Windows Phone 7.

Realtime website data in Excel

One of the most exciting uses for OData is the support for loading OData directly into Excel using the free PowerPivot plugin from Microsoft. Just specify the url to an OData feed, and Excel can load the data from the specified url. The content can then be processed and visualized further in Excel by anyone familiar with Excel. No devoplers need to be involved at all.

This opens up for a wide range of possible uses, from deep analysis of e-commerce sales to demographic statistics about users of the website.

Multiplatform

There are client libraries available for most programming languages to work with OData, including Java, PHP, .Net, Ruby, Objective-C (iPhone etc) and Javascript, which means that there are no restrictions about who can integrate with your data.

Easy to use for developers

OData used AtomPub and JSON for exposing the data. Both of those formats are widely used on the web in other situations today, so the barrier to adopting OData for developers is very low.