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[New Integration] Ubiqod: field service management with QR codes and IoT
Hi there ,We provide Field Service Management solutions based on IoT. We automate on-demand service requests and time tracking on the field with IoT buttons.Like this one:In the past, we were using webhooks to connect to Zapier. We made a lot of demos in IoT conferences to show the power of Zapier associated with IoT.With the COVID, we had an increasing demand for traceability and cheap contactless solutions. So we built a platform called Ubiqod, that works with both IoT and QR codes, and we made a brand new Zapier integration.There are many use cases:Time tracking (i.e. remote workers) On demand services Asset tracking Customer feedback ...Here is a tutorial for on demand service (industrial dumpsters): https://www.ubiqod.com/docs/zapier/#what-we-want-to-achieveYou can register for a free account here: https://admin.ubiqod.com/#/registerInvite link: https://zapier.com/developer/public-invite/117420/f05479c250f90fc13dd566544df205e0/We would love to have any feedback from the community
[New Integration] KV Store: Custom Storage app with instant triggers support!
Hello everyone,Back with another integration. This time inspired by this question and since this feature isn’t supported by the built-in Storage app, I decided to make a custom one.Introducing KV Store, a custom Storage integration that uses the Zapier Storage REST API behind the scenes and supports an instant trigger for when a value is created or updated!Currently, it only supports the following triggers and actions but I will be adding more in the future.Triggers: New or Updated Value Actions: Set Value Invite link: https://zapier.com/developer/public-invite/124310/02e450e492d94e83e4480ba74499384d/ ZAPIER SAYS: This is an invite-only integration, created by a dedicated member of the Zapier Community. It is not publicly available, nor is it created by Zapier directly. Any questions/suggestions should be addressed to the creator, as they would be the best person to act on the feedback Thanks@ikbelkirasan for your hard work and for sharing with the community!
[New Integration] Pause and Resume
Happy new year!Have you ever wanted to pause a zap (let's call it zap A), trigger another zap (zap and wait for it to finish before resuming the zap A? I don’t know what techniques you might be using to build this kind of workflow but I know that one way of building it is to split the zap A into 2 zaps and have the second zap trigger the second half once it finished its work.While this might work fine, having a way to pause a zap and resume it at a later time would be nice!Pause and Resume is a custom integration I built just for that. If you would like to give it a try, you can find an invite link at the end of this post.Usage:Assuming that you have 2 zaps: A and B where A triggers B at some point. The trigger for the zap B has to be Webhook by Zapier.1. In A, when you want to trigger the zap B:Add a Pause Zap step. Set the webhook URL to be the webhook URL for zap B. Set the payload to whatever you want, it will be sent to zap B. Test this step and add the steps that would run when
My Zapier solution has saved over 330 hours in 9 months
When Covid started getting real, our company, like many, went fully remote. We are a remote research firm with 75% of our work in person. In order to ‘save the 75%’ we all did what we could to help. For me, that meant putting my Zapier skills to work.One of the bigger time drains we identified was the process of manually creating Zoom links. We do a ton of research over Zoom and for every session, a Project Manager would literally login to Zoom, create a meeting, and then copy/paste all the meeting info into a spreadsheet. Given they create about 1,000 Zoom session links per month, this was my chance to make a difference.I went to work and created a solution I call the Zoom Sessions Generator. I thought I'd share it here.To start, I’ll share a Slack post I sent to our team the other day when we hit a major milestone… Technologies used* Airtable* Google Sheets* Slack* ZapierUsage'/sessions generate' (a Slack slash command I created to initiate the link generation) How it worksThe Zoom
Vybit Notifications: Now you can Record and Import your own Sounds
Hi all,Just a heads up that the latest Vybit release now includes the ability to record your own sounds for your notifications! Also you can import your own sound files via local upload or web url download. So now the notification sounds you hear can be even more customized and meaningful. Heck, you can even just speak what the notification is, e.g., "New Tweet from George" or "Take out the trash, hurry!". Be welcome to post any questions here or learn more athttps://www.vybit.net and https://zapier.com/apps/vybit-notifications/integrations.Thanks, Brady
Dynamic Google Sheets Formulas
Figured this workaround out today but have been trying to figure this out for a bit so I thought I would share in case anyone else needed it! This is to create dynamic formulas that will calculate data as rows come in to google sheets. First use the create row step to create the row without the formula fields or with formula fields that are not dynamic. Immediately after this step, add another step to Update a Row. Use the custom tab to insert the row that was created in the previous step for the row to be updated then when you type in your formulas you can insert that same row Id where you would usually reference it in your formula. Voila! I hope that helps!
[ADVANCED] HOW TO: Trigger Zaps instantly from Airtable
Q: Can Zaps be triggered instantly from Airtable?A: Yes, read on… CreditsTroy Tessalone is a Certified Zapier Expert at Automation Ace. BackgroundZaps with an Airtable trigger are NOT “instant” and can take up to 15 minutes to fire depending on your Zapier plan. They’re not ideal for certain use cases, especially when time is of the essence.Here's how to get around that though!PrerequisitesZapier Paid Plan (needed to use Webhooks in Zaps) Airtable Paid Plan (needed to use Scripts in Automations)AppsZap with a Webhooks trigger Airtable Automation with a Run Script actionFirst, start with the Zap...ZapGOAL: Create a Zap that has a ‘Webhooks’ trigger with a ‘Catch Hook’ for the trigger event.StepsTrigger: Webhooks - Catch Hook (The provided webhook will be placed into the Airtable Automation Script.)Action: [Configure the rest of the Zaps action steps as you desire.]Next is the Airtable Automation…Airtable AutomationGOAL: Create an Airtable Automation with a ‘Run Script’ action.StepsTrigg
Trigger a Zap and play a custom sound (browser & mobile app)
Hey everyone!I wanted to share a quick tip about an app that I just discovered. I received a notification for this Reddit post in the Zapier subreddit. Vybit enables you to find a sound that will be played in your web browser and/or their mobile app when your Zap is triggered.You can check out the integration here: https://zapier.com/apps/vybit-notifications/integrationsWays I can think of that you could use this:have a specific sound when you receive an email from someone you deem important hear something like a cash register (or an airhorn) when your online store makes a sale trigger a Zap using Shortcuts in iOS to play a sound on demand (on someone else’s device, for example) play a siren sound 5 minutes before meetings, to make absolutely sure you don’t show up lateI’m sure there are countless other ways you could make use of this :)EDIT: I see that the Vybit team added their own post in the Zapier Community as well...probably should have checked for that first, haha.
Introducing a new app on Zapier, Vybit: the information is in the sound!
Hi All,I recently launched a new integration app on Zapier. Vybit sends distinct, custom sound notifications that you create by choosing from thousands of possible sounds (from freesound.org). The idea is that the specific notification sound itself tells you exactly what Zap trigger fired (and if making the effort to grab and look at your device for the notification details is warranted). Vybit is free and it also works with anything that has outbound webhooks. Please check it out including the Zap Templates, I think you will find it super useful! Questions and feedback are very welcome! Thanks, BradyVybit on Zapier
Zapier alternative for Coda Upsert
What is Upsert?UpSert is a Coda.io function that permits to OR create a new row OR to update a row if there is a match. I had a working solution for a while based on a Coda Row ID. The logic was like this:A form of Paperform was filled out and via Zapier the data was injected into a Coda table. When the subcriber wanted to update the info (via a link in an email sent via Zapier - > MailJet ) an Upsert took place based on a hidden field in Paperform that I had injected with a Coda Row ID. The creation of the Row ID and how to prefill the Paperform is not the issue here, I guess the reader knows how set this up.Coda and the RowIDWhen a form with a Row ID came back, the uspert took place. The handy thing was that inside Coda we had an automation running that created a duplicate of the RowID column. Due to this automation it was not a formula driven column so we could used it to set up a Match in Zapier. However after a while this solution did not work anymore. I created two solutions
Looking to get website screenshots or generate images from templates? Check out these apps!
This week’s Workflow Wednesday article is going to be a little different. Rather than dive into a particular workflow I’m going to highlight some interesting apps I found in our directory. More specifically, these are triggers and actions that enable you to do some pretty nifty things with images/screenshots.NOTE: I haven’t necessarily tried all of these extensively, it’s not an endorsement of these particular apps, and this is by no means an exhaustive list. I just thought these could be handy for some of you.CloudConvertCloudConvert converts files between more than 200 supported formats: documents, image, spreadsheet, presentation, audio, video and more!Capture a WebsiteCreates job to capture a website as PDF or create a website screenshot as JPG or PNG.No advanced features here but when I’ve used this in the past it’s worked well. PikasoPikaso is a tool that lets you screetshot tweets.Screenshot TweetTakes a screenshot of a tweet.Providing a tweet’s URL, you can then produce images
Copy Zoom Recording to Vimeo
I have been trying to figure out how to copy my Zoom recordings to Vimeo and although there were several topics on it, they made it more complicated than it needed to be, and didn’t give you the ability to easily name your Vimeo video something from Zoom. You can do it in 1 Zap. Zap Steps For Google Sheets I created 2 columns, one form the Video DL URL, the other for the Topic from Zoom (which I am actually getting from another Zap with YouCanBook.me and Zoom. Google SheetsI put a delay in just to make sure it is written to Google Sheets before trying to copy it to Vimeo. The last step was to then upload it to Vimeo. I used the Video URL from the above step from Google Sheets, and the Topic I grabbed from Zoom.
Is there a way to merge paths back together?
I have a suggestion: As of now all the filters stop the zap when the condition is false. By just adding a check box on the filter definition that indicates wether or not the zap should stop or skip if the condition is false, many use cases can be implemented without using paths or sub-zaps. With that one could say “if condition is true, then do this next step and then continue, otherwise skip this next step and continue or stop”. Much line true if-then statement. The conditional step could still be a simple action, or it could be a webhook into another more complex zap.
Join SocialBee and Luhhu for a Zapier 101 webinar
Are you interested in learning about how you can use Zapier to automate your social media marketing efforts? If so, please join us for the following webinar event:SocialBee & Luhhu: Zapier 101When?October 27th at 6 PM Central European Time / 12pm ET / 9am PTWho are SocialBee?SocialBee is a top-notch social media management tool for businesses that want to automate their online presence. In recent years, SocialBee has developed both services and training that complement the Tool. Currently, SocialBee has 17K+ App Customers, and over 18M+ status updates published via SocialBee.Who are Luhhu?Luhhu is an automation agency and one of Zapier’s top-rated experts. They help businesses save time and money automating their processes.
Tips on hiring a Certified Zapier Expert
Zapier Experts are certified consultants, freelancers and agencies that can help you do more with automation. They can help you improve processes, recommend applications and streamline your workflow. How to identify a Zapier Certified Expert?Zapier Certified Experts are distinguishable in Community via the Expert badge and title. These identifiers are visible on the Expert’s Community profile page and beside their name within any responses or topics they share in Community: How to get started and what should you ask an Expert you may be interested in hiring?We sat down with Zapier Expert, Andrew Davison of Luhhu to learn more about what to consider and prepare for your first chat. General questions that a client should consider before hiring an Expert or any third-party to assist with their Zaps are: What timezone are they located in? What their working process is (does this align with your own?) How will projects be managed and who will be the main point of contact? Timing is a
Delaying a Zap for a year
Hi Zapier Community,As stated in the title, I’m looking to get an action to trigger after a year. To be accurate, I set up a learning quiz using LearnDash and I’m looking for a way to send an email a year after it gets successfully completed. Because LearnDash works well with Zapier, it would be convenient to find a way to solve my problem using it.Upon reading the documentation from this article, I understand that a delay can only be scheduled for up to a month in Zapier and I should look for another way to do what I want.However, if someone has an idea on how to bypass this or can recommend an alternative solution I would be grateful to hear it.
Document generation integration with line item support
Hi there,I represented the Plumsail Documents team. Recently, we built a Zapier integration for document generation. We’re passionate about tools that save time, human resources, preserve you from repetitive routine:-)Plumsail Documents allows you to:generate documents from templates (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML) auto-populate fillable PDF documents deliver the resulting files to the cloud, and much moreNow, with its integration for Zapier, it’s easy to connect your document generation to other apps like web forms, CRM systems, payment applications, and so on. For more flexibility and functionality, we’ve added support of line items. Now, you can insert multiplying values from line items to document templates. Please, give it a try. Personally, I’d appreciate your feedback and if you share some of your use cases. Regards,Anzhelika CherinaPlumsail team
How to Automatically Publish Your Tweets on Instagram
Hey, Zapier Community! Soheil from Pikaso here. I just published this post, explaining how to use Zapier + Pikaso to automatically screenshot your tweets and publish them on Instagram. Please check it out:https://pikaso.me/blog/how-to-automatically-publish-your-tweets-on-instagram Cheers
Comparing difference between two Dates or Times
[Integration Update] "Advanced Utilities" will allow you to find *all matches* for a RegEx
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