Qlik launches open exchange for APIs

Data discovery leader has launched Qlik Branch, a collaborative workspace and open exchange to give customers, developers and partners simplified access to APIs which connect with Qlik Sense and QlikView.

This will enable better and easier integration with home-grown and third-party web technologies and applications.

Qlik Branch provides open access to how enterprises interact with and extend Qlik Sense to create websites, visualisations, applications and more. All projects are shared under open source licensing, not only can users create and post solutions, but they can also find solutions and download extensions with complete source code for free.

Qlik Branch is live at branch.qlik.com, and features 100 projects including extensions, mash-ups, and web applications. Some examples include:

  • SenseIt: Extension to Google Chrome that allows anyone to generate a Qlik Sense app on the fly from website data.
  • d3vI: Contains 30 d3 visualizations in one extension and leverages another visualisation the creator discovered on Qlik Branch.
  • Chord Chart: Collaborative effort between two developers to create a chart that is not currently in Qlik Sense.

“We are not precious about what the best visualization is to solve a problem. Just like our corporate culture, we believe true disruptive innovation is best fostered through openness and exchange,” said Anthony Deighton, Qlik CTO.

“Qlik Sense has given us an opportunity to totally rethink the developer experience. We want to give developers everywhere the ability to explore the potential of Qlik Sense to create and share offerings that provide an added dimension to the user experience. With Qlik Branch, we create a game-changing platform for developers to accelerate innovation to bring the best ideas to market.”