Loomio's Zapier integration
Hey product folks!
I've just had a request for a way to post a Loomio thread for each response to a google form; we get fairly common requests like this for simple integrations like 'When something happens in , a should start in Loomio', or vice versa.
Fortunately, we can totally do this, using the excellent Zapier integration service.
Here's how to do it:
1. Visit this link for access to Loomio's (currently invite-only) Zapier app:
2. Select the app you'd like to be the initiator of the integration, and a 'trigger' (an action that a user takes to initiate the integration)
^ in this case, I've selected our Community Application google form, which will trigger whenever a new submission is posted
3. Select the app you'd like to perform an action in when the trigger happens, and provide which fields of the trigger should be ported over to the action and how:
^ In this case, I've taken particular columns of the google form, and ported them into the 'title' and 'description' field of the new thread. The group key and privacy are static, meaning the newly created discussion will be in a particular group, and private, regardless of the contents of the form submission.
That's all there is!
We currently have support for starting discussions in Loomio as an action, and and reading your notifications as a trigger, but I'll be able to put in any action or trigger you so desire with fairly little effort, so if you're looking for something else please let me know below.
We've been using this internally for some time now and it works really well; I'd love to hear what your workflows are and how we might be able to accommodate them.