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Rollbase Low-Code Integration with Third Party

October 03, 2016 0 Comments

We saw how easy it is to create a complete responsive application using point and click/drag and drop methodologies in this blog, and we saw that we get a lot of built-in services here.  But you may ask, “what do you do when one service does not exist yet or you need to integrate with a third party?”

Third Party Application IntegrationIn this blog post, we will see how easy this can be achieved using the power of Rollbase Trigger.  To make the blog more interesting let’s take the case, where, in our travels app, we want to send an SMS message to alert us when a user enters a star rating below 3 for a destination. And to make it even more useful, we will illustrate this by showing the code for sending SMS from Rollbase using Twilio.

First, obtain the following from your Twilio account:

  1. Account SID
  2. Auth Token

Second we go into the object definition of the destination object and create a new trigger of type "Object Script". We need to specify the following:

  1. Under which condition we want to send the SMS .In our case, we will specify "on any update of the Rating field."
  2. We code some JavaScript to:
    1. Limit sending an SMS for rating less or equal to 2
    2. Call Twilio Rest API
1.if ( {!Rating} <= 2 )  {
2.  rbv_api.println("rating is low - sending sms");
3.  var url="https://<yourAccoundSID>:<yourAuthToken>@api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/<yourAccountSID>/SMS/Messages";
4.  var params= {"Body":"Low rating on {!city}", "To":"+<countryCode><phoneNumber1>","From":"+<countryCode><phoneNumber2>"};
5.  var finalResponse = rbv_api.sendHttpPost(url, params, null);
6.  rbv_api.println(finalResponse);

Note, at line 4, how the SMS text will contain the destination city name ("Low rating on {!city}"). The key point here is that we have access to all the data of the Destination object and its related objects.

In conclusion, integrating with additional services and a third party is a breeze.  It’s programmed using JavaScript making the solution standard and portable; there is no vendor lock-in.


Thierry Ciot

Thierry Ciot

Thierry Ciot is a Software Architect and Product Owner on Progress Rollbase. Ciot has gained a broad experience in the development of products ranging from development tools to production monitoring systems. He is using his expertise to create a low code/rapid application development platform that provides a “Yes!” user experience. He is now focusing on responsive and adaptive modern web applications for public and private clouds. He holds two patents in the memory management space.

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