Web Triggers and Zapier

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    Introduction

    Zapier enables you to send messages to your IntuiFace experiences based on triggers defined for 1000+ third party applications. Be sure to review this overview article about Web Triggers before going further.

    What is Zapier?

    Zapier is a service that gives you the power to integrate two or more Web apps, creating a chain of cause and effect. Zapier refers to these chains as Zaps. Here's a sample Zap: When I get an email in my Gmail account, copy the attachment into Dropbox and then send me a text using Twilio. This amazing power would - in the past - have required significant development skills, if it was possible at all. Now you can integrate Web apps with a couple of mouse clicks.

    Thanks to IntuiFace's Web triggers support, IntuiFace can be paired with any other app on Zapier using a Zap.

    How does it work?

    The first thing you have to do is create a Zapier account. With that free account you can connect any two apps - aka a "two step Zap" - from among a subset of the 1000+ apps supported by Zapier. Paid accounts enable you to create Zaps with 3+ steps, grant you access to their entire app inventory, and increase the number of tasks you can run in a month.

    You can then either pick one of the prebuilt Zaps targetting IntuiFace - aka a Zap template - or you can build your own Zap.

    Building your own Zap

    If you don't want to use an existing Zap template, you can build your own Zap.

    After clicking on the Make a Zap! button in your Zapier account, select any of the 1000+ apps available in Zapier and configure a trigger associated with that app. Then specify the message you want to send to IntuiFace as a result. That message can contain any set of information, including info exposed by the trigger.

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    When your Zap is ready, you need to set up one or more instances of the Web Triggers interface asset in Composer to receive these messages and call the proper actions in your experience.

    Important Note

    All Zapier plans limit how many tasks can be run per month. (A task occurs whenever a Zap successfully performs one action.) Be aware of how many tasks your plan supports to ensure you don’t hit your limit. For example:

    • Free Plan: 100 tasks per month
    • Starter Plan: 1000 tasks per month

    Zaps in action - A demonstration

    For your own eduation, we've built four examples you can try out yourself using the Zapier Demo sample experience located in the IntuiFace Marketplace.

    You can learn more about how we built the Demo experience in the Zapier demo sample article.

    List of existing Zaps

    10+ Zap templates targeting IntuiFace are available through Zapier. Below is a list of five of those Zaps plus a link to the Zapier website so you can see a complete list of all IntuiFace integrations.