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How to get your app added to Zapier

June 2022
How to add your app to Zapier
Want to add your app to Zapier to use it for your business, but don't know how? Learn how now!

How to get your app added to Zapier

Regarded as the ‘Netflix of Productivity’, Zapier’s status as the market leader of the no-code workflow integration industry makes it a highly desirable landing space for app developers. We know that the no-code sector is rapidly growing with some 6 million users visit Zapier.com each month. And we know that Zapier empowers citizen developers with the tools to integrate apps that wouldn’t normally talk to each other.

But how exactly can you add apps added to Zapier? Read on to find out.

How to add your app to Zapier

The process explained

Currently, Zapier features over 3,000 apps that are integrated within its directory. And this number is only expected to grow. So, if you want your own app to feature within this suite of powerhouse apps, you need to follow the process outlined below.

  1. *Get API *All an app really needs to get connected with Zapier is an API. If you are the developer this will be easy enough. However, if it isn’t your app, you need documentation.
  2. What are the triggers, searches and actions? You need a plan for the specific triggers, searches and actions for your app. This is the way every integrated app on Zapier works. You should also think about whether or not there are any special requirements for your app when it begins talking with others in the directory.
  3. Shape the way you integrate The next step is to design the way the app integrates with others in Zapier’s directory. Once this step is complete, the app will be available in your Zapier account. You can also share it by emailing out an invite link.
  4. Putting it out there Did you know that Zapier offers a way for your app to appear in their public directory? If you would like some help navigating this additional process, we can help.

The benefits of adding an app to Zapier

It’s relatively easy

Let’s say your API has all the right documentation. If so, it normally takes less than 2 weeks to have your app’s integration rolled out in beta mode.

Boost your productivity

It’s not hard to find a whole host of happy users who extol the virtues of integrating apps to automate workflows.

Increases your profile

Getting your app in front of millions of users cannot be a bad thing. Not only will you attract new customers, they’ll also be finding tonnes of new and interesting ways to use your app.

How to add your app to Zapier

In summery

If you are serious about growing your app, deciding whether or not you need to get it on Zapier should be a no-brainer.  At the end of the day, it will mean more users, more integrations and more web pages advertising your app. As you can see, it is well worth the time and effort required to get your app on Zapier. Sure, you can decide to go it alone and do it yourself by using an SDK. But this would be kind of ironic given the nature of the automation services Zapier stands for! Why not reach out to us so we can take all of the hassle out of the process? We’d love to talk about how we can help get you started on the next phase of your app’s growth journey.

Cloud Integration, iPaaS, SaaS, BPA… Ough, hard to keep track of all these terms. They are currently used frequently (and increasingly) in the context of automation, and it is sometimes difficult to make a clear distinction and distinction. We have already written blog posts on the terms iPaaS, SaaS and BPA, but we’ll take them up again here to make the difference.

But let’s start with cloud integration, because that’s the central umbrella term in which we embed all the other technologies in this blog post.

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What does Cloud Integration mean?

What does Cloud Integration mean?

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  • Is available in real time
  • Can be accessed from almost anywhere
  • Reduce potential sources of error by entering the same data multiple times
  • Require less installation and maintenance
  • Can optimize business processes

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To illustrate these advantages, an example is suitable that we know well from our everyday work as an automation agency:

The central data to be used here is the data of a major customer. This can be the simplest information, such as the address. This address is required in numerous but completely different processes in the company: on the one hand, for correct invoicing in accounting. On the other hand, in the CRM system, where all the data of the large customer is also stored. But the address is also important in sales, for example, when employees go to the sales meeting on site.

Now the customer announces that the address of the company has changed after a move. This information will reach you by e-mail. There are now two options:

01. The e-mail is forwarded to all affected departments, accounting, sales, customer service, marketing… All persons open their corresponding program, CRM, accounting software, marketing tools (such as newsletter marketing) and change the data already stored there of the customer. This means that in multiple applications, different people do exactly the same thing: change one address.

02. But there is also an alternative: By connecting your applications, thus by integrizing them, the customer’s e-mail, or rather the information it contains about the address change, is automatically passed on to all affected applications: CRM, accounting, marketing, ERP. This does not require any clicks, because the cloud integration detects a trigger, i.e. address change, and thus automatically starts the process.

What sounds unimpressive in a single process becomes more effective when such a process occurs several times a day or weekly. Because there is a lot of data that is available in different applications and should always be correct. If these applications are cloud applications they are suitable for cloud integration.

But cloud integration doesn’t just happen. There are now a variety of applications that enable and implement this. Such tools usually allow us to link the relevant cloud applications on a central platform and define clear rules on when, how, where, how much data should be passed on and what happens to them.

IPaaS, SaaS, BPA, ABC – who can still see through it?

To realize cloud integration, there are various applications and technologies that are sometimes used interchangeably.

We have made a first distinction between iPaaS and BPA here.

We explain the term SaaS in more detail here.

Here the short version, again:
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Cloud integration cannot be done without SaaS, iPaaS and BPA

Cloud integration is rather an umbrella term that includes numerous technologies, such as SaaS, iPaaS and BPA, and this is also absolutely necessary. Cloud integration is a concept that is made possible by appropriate technologies.

However, all terms share the commonality that they are cloud-based and thus offer enormous potential for growth and scaling. In addition, they are often cheaper to implement and maintain because changed requirements are easy to implement.

As an independent automation agency, we implement cloud integration according to your requirements. We use a variety of SaaS tools and iPaas (strictly speaking BPA) software. Together we find individual solutions that are flexible and scalable.

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