Introducing Webhooks

What is a webhook?

A webhook allows one application to notify another that a particular event has been performed. It's like an API, but in "reverse". 

What kind of events are we talking about?

Gingr is able to notify a third party application when a reservation is checked in or out, owner or animal is created or modified, as well as when an email is sent from Gingr. Over time, we'll be able to expand on the types of events we send. 

Give me an example.

Let's say you use a CRM at your business, and want the CRM to stay up to date with your customer's reservation and communication history. When you click on the Check In button in Gingr, a webhook will be sent to your CRM letting it know that a reservation was just checked in.

I want a video.

Here ya go! 

What kind of apps can I integrate with?

Just about anything! Popular integration services like Zapier and IFTTT can receive a webhook from Gingr that can then be pushed out to any of the thousands of products they are integrated with. If you're looking for a more customized solution, any decent web developer can easily interact with webhooks.

When will this be in my Gingr app?

We'll be releasing this feature into all Gingr apps over the next few days. You can get started with the documentation of this feature here.