To a lot of you out there, some of the most valuable features in Wufoo revolve around our ability to get you real time updates about the data being collected from your forms. We’re constantly hearing stories about how your teams and businesses depend on the ability to react quickly to the leads and registrations gathered with Wufoo. Because of this, we are excited to be releasing a new notification platform to help you send real time updates about the entries you’re collecting in Wufoo to your favorite web applications.
If you go to to the Notification Settings for your forms, you’ll see some newly released goodness that will allow your Wufoo forms to easily connect to a number of different services. So in addition to receiving individual entries as they come in to your inbox or mobile phone, you’ll be able to quickly access the newly acquired data in a number of other web apps. All you have to do is select the one you’re interested in under the giant green plus sign and follow the simple instructions to get us what we need on our end to make it just work.
Twitter + Wufoo : Keep your team updated about your form’s activity and build excitement about events powered by Wufoo by showing participation as it’s happening in real time. It’s also bult to attach a link to the tweet that uses our Templating API.
Campaign Monitor + Wufoo : Easily transition between collecting leads with Wufoo and getting in touch with those leads in mass. Now, instead of having to export your data to CSV and then import them into your subscriber list, you can now update your subscriber lists as they come into your Wufoo form.
Highrise + Wufoo : You can instantly update your contacts and leads into Highrise from a Wufoo powered form that can be embedded right on your web site or blog. We also provide a very easy field matching interface to associate all the different client information Highrise accepts with data collected from your forms.
Campfire + Wufoo : Campfire lets you quickly set up password-protected chat rooms to keep you in touch with your clients, colleagues and vendors. Our new integration lets the people in a Campfire group chat aware of new Wufoo form submissions without having to log into Wufoo.
MailChimp + Wufoo : Our improved real time integration with MailChimp is a step up from the RSS integration the MailChimp developed last year on their end. Built into the Notification settings, you can send data to custom fields and even setup conditional checkboxes to create opt-in mailing lists with Wufoo.
FreshBooks + Wufoo : If you have a form that collects a names and email addresses, you can send that information automatically to FreshBooks to create a new client. You can also use our field matching interface to associate all the different client information FreshBooks accepts with other data collected by your forms.
WebHooks + Wufoo : You can also create a WebHook from your Wufoo form so that it’ll automatically send a HTTP POST of the data collected from your form to a web page on your server so that you can get at it programmatically as it comes in rather than having to use our normal Query APIs to poll or request the data periodically to see if there’s anything new.
These new features are available to all users across all plans and each form can be setup to send real time notifications to 10 different integrations. And yes, you can connect multiple accounts on the same service to a form. Please note that like the email notifications, these integrations only work to send new entries as they’re coming in and this starts only after you set them up. You cannot use this feature to export already collected entries into these web applications.
Many thanks go out to many people who helped make this release possible—to our initial partners for creating APIs that were a pleasure to work with, to our own Timmy for architecting and implementing this beast, to Mark at Bitpusher for helping us get what we need up and out there and to everyone that helped us test the platform earlier this week.