New Element: HTTP RequestFeatured
Based off of customer's needs for calling to data outside of iForm within the iForm app, we are working on a brand new element! The HTTP Request element requires wifi or cellular connection and will query APIs and store results as a JSON object. The data will be able to be parsed out into separate elements as needed. This would allow for live, current data to be used in a form. Scenarios it would be helpful are:
- Scan Data for Lookup
- Get Current Weather Data
- Get Street Address based off of location
- View Site History
- Check for Unique Values
- Lookup Previously Submitted Records
We are starting with development for Webforms/Public Links and will then work on the development for Android and iOS. Would love feedback and insight on the development.
Here is what we have thus far.
Test this form by clicking this Public Link.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Great news! The HTTP Request element is now available across all platforms (iOS, Android, and Webforms). For instructions on how to implement and use it, have a look at our help center documentation.
Let us know what you think and what you'd like to see in future versions by commenting on this post. We look forward to hearing your feedback.Comment actions
Hey Darius, you definitely can. The secret sauce is going to be setting up custom APIs that are tailored to each customer's exact use case(s). That's actually how the webinar demo works. When the request element is executed, the value of the company name is passed to the custom-built API which under the hood...
- requests an iForm access token
- searches the predetermined profile id and page id for records with the matching name
- returns the results + status code
When the request element receives the response, if it's an empty array that means no match which means the value is unique.
When it comes to custom APIs, the technical barrier can be a bit uncomfortable for customers. But the Customer Success team has some exciting plans for providing an easy way to "connect the dots" whether the lifting is done by the customer or by our team.
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