We did it! One of the most requested Integrations – and arguably among the most used business cloud services out there – has been integrated into ChatGrape the only way we know best: Deep to the core.
Our goal of making all your cloud service data available to your team inside of ChatGrape is an ambitious development challenge. But among all APIs we worked with up until now, Trello‘s is pretty darn good! An interface that allows you to conveniently listen for changes in boards or cards, a great testing environment and easy user-authentication were things that made our engineer Steven’s heart leap with joy.
„Working with the Trello API was quite pleasant. You connect via OAuth and there are a couple of python wrappers for the API already. The REST API works as expected. It would have been nice if there was a complete list of possible Webhook JSON payloads, but we just clicked through everything in the Trello UI and collected the JSON data.“
– Stefan Kröner, Lead Dev
What you can do
1.) See everything that happens inside Trello at one glance
Some people like their service activities compact, some want to know it all. We decided to integrate almost all available actions your Team can trigger inside of Trello, leaving the decision of how much noise you want to have inside of ChatGrape entirely up to you. Choose wisely!
2.) Add Trello Cards to your message
Now you don’t have to browse Trello to talk about Trello. ChatGrape scans all your cards and allows you to reference them right as you type. Just write #Cardname and see your Trello cards appear inside your Autocomplete. When you hit enter, ChatGrape attaches and links them to your message, making your Trello related conversation as easy as writing a hashtag and as naturally as tagging a friend on Facebook.
3.) Search and navigate to your Cards from within the Chat
Imagine a Spotlight-like hyper fast search engine for all your cloud service data – this is what you get with ChatGrape. Find your Trello cards in our search box and jump to them by hitting enter.
The Cards inside our index are only the beginning. Let us know how we could improve our Trello integration and what services you would like us to add to ChatGrape via firstname.lastname@example.org or @chatgrapecom on twitter!
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Have an awesome day,