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Send Real Time Updates from Wufoo
to Your Favorite Web Apps

By Kevin Hale · January 20th, 2010

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.

Integrations Galore

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.

New Notification Platform!

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.

This entry was posted 4 years ago and was filed under News & Updates. Comments are currently closed.

Comments

  1. Wow! You guys have really outdone yourselves on this one. Well done! Can’t wait to try it out.

    Posted 4 years ago by Galen.
  2. That. Is. Awesome.

    Posted 4 years ago by Mark.
  3. Sweeeeet.

    Posted 4 years ago by sam rosen.
  4. You guys are really the best.

    Posted 4 years ago by Alison Murdock.
  5. Hi fellas, this is truly excellent. Great timing, too - we’re planning to send out a survey in the next few weeks, so it’s exciting that we’ll be able to use our own app with a service we truly respect. Keep up the fine work!

    Posted 4 years ago by Ros.
  6. Oh my goodness! I signed up for your RSS feed JUST so I’d be one of the first to get the news. Highly anticipated from one of my clients. Thank you so much!

    Posted 4 years ago by Nicole Marie.
  7. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 4 years ago by Jovan.
  8. Kudos for the new features. I especially love the Campaign Monitor integration - a match made in heaven!

    Posted 4 years ago by Finge.
  9. A hug for you.

    Awesome addition and is super simple to implement. Already added to two of my forms. Any possibility of adding conditional rules? Say a user has checked a certain box within the form?

    Posted 4 years ago by Jason.
  10. so cool guys.

    Posted 4 years ago by matt.
  11. Woohoo! How awesome — thank you!

    Posted 4 years ago by Nora.
  12. Salesforce would be cool too.

    Posted 4 years ago by Chris.
  13. I second the request for conditional rules. Most non-Wufoo forms we build for clients have an optin checkbox so they can choose whether or not to have their details added to a mailing list. Without this, nice as the integration stuff is, we can’t really make good use of it yet.

    Posted 4 years ago by Matt.
  14. Great, you guys are the best!

    I have a question, though. Does this mean that autoresponders in Mailchimp work with Wufoo-forms? (I don’t think they worked with the old integration.)

    (But this is perhaps a question I should ask Mailchimp.)

    Posted 4 years ago by Gustav.
  15. I echo Matt’s request -

    In order to comply with Can-SPAM laws/Campaign Monitor’s regulations/make our email collection as transparent as possible, we currently use the Wufoo and Campaign Monitor APIs to put a checkbox in a Wufoo form that is unchecked by default (important!) asking the user if they want to subscribe to the email list.

    I don’t want to take the power away from the user by creating forms that are an “all-or-nothing” email subscription - if I’m reading it right (I haven’t tested the new functionality yet) - that is how the current Campaign Monitor integration works, no?

    Great work so far, but if you can tweak it somehow to be more opt-out friendly, it would be perfect.

    Posted 4 years ago by Cas Johnson.
  16. This was an ingenious idea! I can’t wait until the Twitter integration feature is up and running.

    Posted 4 years ago by Michael.
  17. +1 for conditional rules in addition to the checkbox to subscribe to a campaign monitor, I would also like to use it with the twitter integration. e.g. send a DM when someone fills in his twitter-account or checks a ‘i wanna be your twitter friend’ checkbox …

    Posted 4 years ago by cotton.
  18. I would love to see integration with Constant Contact and possibly aweber as well. This is fantastic though! Love the highrise and Freshbook integration. Bravo!`

    Posted 4 years ago by Matt S.
  19. @Cas: we have an opt-in checkbox option that will cover the opt-in issue. On this blog post http://wufoo.com/2010/02/08/improved-mailchimp-integration-with-real-time-notifications/ check out the second image.

    Posted 4 years ago by Tim Sabat.
  20. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 4 years ago by yomara.
  21. si lo uso diariamente

    Posted 4 years ago by yomara.
  22. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 4 years ago by caito.
  23. Looking forward to SalesForce integration!

    Posted 4 years ago by Adam.
  24. Looking foward to the aweber integration

    Posted 4 years ago by Angel.
  25. Just found wufoo, still reading & learning wufoo :D

    Posted 4 years ago by Joe Alex.
  26. Is a SalesForce integration planned?

    Posted 4 years ago by Craig Huffstetler.
  27. @craig Yep, the Salesforce integration should be out soon. Do you have a use-case you’d like to share? That would help us determine if we are on the right track.

    Posted 4 years ago by Tim Sabat.
  28. Very cool. One comment though is that we need mobile-optimized forms! These work OK as is, but they’re not ideal.

    Posted 4 years ago by Me.
  29. Ha! Add an AlertGrid integration (http://alert-grid.com) and you’ll be invincible!

    You could then build rules for handling form data AFTER it’s been submitted: catch only the interesting stuff and be instantly notified about it by email, sms & phone, or forward it to yet another app or service. Very useful if you deal with a lot of submitted forms and need to filter it somehow.

    If your form submits integrer or float value, AlertGrid will draw you a nice graphs showing how this value changed in time.

    Finally, with AlertGrid integrated with Wufoo, you could build rules like “if the form was NOT submitted during the last 10 minutes then do this&that, e.g. call me on a phone :)” - not sure how this might be useful but it’s there! :))

    Posted 4 years ago by Pawel Roman.
  30. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 4 years ago by R.sathishkumar.
  31. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 3 years ago by gwyn@gwynpritchett.com.
  32. Everyone needs a hug. ;)

    Posted 3 years ago by Benjamin Zielanosky.
  33. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 3 years ago by lia.
  34. Everyone needs a hug.of course.

    Posted 3 years ago by lia.
  35. Everyone needs a hug.of course

    Posted 3 years ago by lia.
  36. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 3 years ago by babakdolatkhah.
  37. Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted 3 years ago by Digvijay narayan singh.
  38. Any word on whether Constant Contact Integration is coming any time in the future? We’ve been dying to get our hands on that :)

    Posted 3 years ago by Matt S.
  39. We’re just wondering if there’s going to be a reply to Matt S’s question above regarding future Wufoo integration with Constant Contact…

    Posted 3 years ago by Erin in Colorado.
  40. Aweber integration would be awesome

    Posted 3 years ago by Ben.
  41. aweber please!

    Posted 3 years ago by Angel.
  42. what about salesforce?

    Posted 2 years ago by owadenko.
  43. For those trying to do an AWeber or Constant Contact Integration you might check out the APIs. Wufoo’s API is second to none.

    If you don’t have the coding chops we’re working up a third party integration. If you’re interested, come check it out.

    https://zapier.com/zapbook/wufoo/aweber/

    Posted 2 years ago by Wade.
  44. does “Zoho CRM” (Zoho.com) work with this…or is it only highrise ?

    Posted 2 years ago by mitch.
  45. Aweber is ok - but the Wofoo API is great!

    Posted 2 years ago by Tony.
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