We've just finished our brand new API (v.2.0) which lays the foundation for some amazing new developments in the land of ProProfs Project. Read on to see what this all means.
It doesn't matter if you even understand what an 'API' is, this new update is going to be the beginning of an exciting future for ProProfs Project. Why? Because it means that developers can now build applications (or add-ons) which mean that you'll be able to do things like:
- Import and export data for backup purposes
- Integrate with 3rd parties like Freshbooks, Basecamp, Highrise, Xero, Salesforce etc
- Integrate with Google Apps, allowing for Calendar and Docs synchronization
- Use mobile apps (e.g. iPhone and Android apps) to access and update your projects/invoices
- Integrate with your own platform, e.g. feed tasks to your website
- Develop a custom add-on, e.g. 'Email a Project' or a 'Desktop Time Tracker' app.
To make all this happen we are gathering together a community of developers on our Facebook Page and encouraging developers to build applications such as the above. We are hoping that within a few months a lot of add-ons will be available for you and we'll upload links to them from our website.
The Techie Bit
If you are a developer please like our Facebook Page and engage in the discussion. Perhaps even email us to tell us if you are working on an app. We want to focus on providing you with all the tools that you need to build kick-ass apps and if you need further resources than what is already there please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate this.
The docs are all available here or click on the Developers link at the bottom of the page. We've tried to organize everything as tidily as possible and also tried to provide all the resources you'll need for some pretty cool apps. However we're aware that there will still need to be some more resources so we'll be releasing version 2.1 over the next few months.
In the next version we'd like to add the ability to upload custom file paths to comments, which will allow for things like DropBox integration.
To get access to the API just use your subdomain (you need to have one set up) and also your API key (from the My Account page). Further details on authentication are on the documentation page.
The API is still in the final stages of beta so let us know if you discover any bugs and we'll get them fixed right away.
Thanks and enjoy!
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