Got an API Contest Idea?

Thinking Wufoo Robot

Hey ya’ll! Next month we are going to be hosting a super rad contest for developers. To enter, developers simply need to build something cool using our API. You’ll have to wait and see, but we think you’re going to like the prizes =)

We have some ideas of our own we’re going to throw out there to help get those developer brain juices flowing:

– Design an interface to view entries in a calendar view
– Integrations for other web services
– Plugins for other web applications
– Mobile interfaces for viewing or searching entries
– Exporter to different formats

Those are fairly vague. Specific ideas are great too, like:

– Create an app to build printable PDF nametags from event registrations
– Build a robot that will pull a rope to ring a bell when a certain form is submitted
– Integrate with a third-party app like [QuickFuse](http://quickfuseapps.com/ “QuickFuse Application”) to create a sophisticated Web-2-Lead calling system.

You don’t have to be a developer to have a cool idea of something you’d like to see built from Wufoo data. **We’d love to hear your ideas!** We’ll be collecting the best of them to suggest to developers interested in participating in the contest.

Feel free to leave them as a comment below, tweet us @wufoo, or write us on Facebook.

Comments

  • Wufoo iPhone/iPad api. For everyone to be able to login into their account and to be able to check their forms.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Spiros Pan.
  • If you’ll provide edit and/or delete functionality via the API, I bet you’ll see some really cool stuff! 🙂

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Jed Wood.
  • Try an integration with QuickBooks Online.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Jorge Morales.
  • Joomla Component Integration

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Chris Groves.
  • Facebook App.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Scott Dunham.
  • Neat to have capability to design a 1-person report format with response to sender such that when an individual submits form, a copy of the formated information is sent to their email address for them to confirm correct information was submitted.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Elise Timmons Lawton.
  • QuickBooks would be awesome! Also, if those completing multi-page forms could view all of the pages before completing it that would be very user empowering and probably increase user-completion rates.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Mariah Acton.
  • ability to pull data from multiple forms, and manage the results in 1 area in the entry manager, as opposed to 1 form, 1 dataset

    ability incorporate forms into reports, so that feedback can be given on a report

    ability to alter the content of the email when emailing an entry from the entry manager

    ability to display comments from entry manager to reports

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by damien middleditch.
  • Recurring Payments (Reculry Connection)
    1) Form a connection with either Recurly or Charify. 2) Place checkboxes next to each payment box in the Payment area asking if this is a recurring charge (if not checked then its a one time fee). 3) Have it so on the Checkout page it shows one time fees at top and recurring charges below.

    Here’s an example of how I would use this. I could ask my customers if they want to pay for my trip in full or monthly. If they choose monthly, I could have some if then statements to bring up the correct fields for a one time charge for the deposit and then a recurring subscription charge. Then when the customer gets to the end of the checkout it would state… One time fee of $500 today, recurring of $133/month.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Troy.
  • Mail merge so that form could be precompleted by a user. We could manage school registration this way. If the user entered their phone number, the form answers would be populated with our existing data. The user could update as necessary and submit the form.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Alan Halpern.
  • That should have said precompleted for a user.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Alan Halpern.
  • Please add a data link to google docs; spreadsheets.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by ofb.
  • Insert Pictures / Video:
    When using the form for a voting platform or selling products, it would be VERY handy to have thumbnails next to the fields…

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Blayde.
  • Integration with Xero :)!!

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Blayde.
  • Integrate with Exacttarget. That will get my eternal love 🙂

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Josh.
  • PLEASE somebody link the calendar in BackPack to wufoo… HUGE help!

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Andrew Barter.
  • Create a wufoo form via API.

    We have a service that we want to enable our customers to create basic forms/landing pages. Rather than building our own, we’re exploring can the API allow us to generate it for them and extract relevant data without leaving our application.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Tim.
  • Create an app to build printable PDF vouchers calculated over the entered data.

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Antoine.
  • I would love to see an API integration with Zoho CRM

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by wes.
  • WordPress plugin

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Leila.
  • YES! I second the Zoho CRM plugin. PLEASE?!?!!?

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Shana.
  • have you guys decided on a ZOHO integration?

    Posted July 14th, 2010 by Nathan.

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