but then I was really depressed. lol.. because I totally just thought I had found the best solution "ever, and it is, but just not for Joomla!, yet.
I suppose what I'm wanting to do is inform the Joomla! community about a product from Zapier.com that would bring all our business needs together..
Syncing data on the web has always been a pain. Either you did it by hand or you buckled down and built it yourself with an API. If you weren't technical you had few places to turn for help.
That's why we built Zapier.
Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to sync the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.
That's quoted from Zapiers 'About Us' page. They're talking about API's, linking well established services together - easily.
I honestly wish I had come across this company long ago.
Here's 2 emails I received when inquiring about Joomla! integration from zapier.com
We don't have support for Joomla quite yet, but it is on the list for development. We'll be sure to post to our updates blog when we do have support for it though, so stay tuned there for more news. Let us know if you have any other questions!
I'm afraid that there's a variety of factors at play, so I don't have a firm timeframe to share for Joomla's readiness. If that's something you(or the Joomla community ) would find great benefit in having right away, check out our developer platform. There anyone can put together an integration to add to Zapier. Happy to help with any other questions, so let us know if we can add more clarity.
The issue is:
I don't think the Joomla! community knows about what zapier can do for us who love to only use Joomla! as their platform for creating exquisite websites!
I'm hoping somehow, perhaps with some friendly Joomla! support we can get these guys to make Joomla! integration a priority. Or someone with some skill put together a solution for us!
I appreciate anyone who reads this and helps spread the word!