Image Relay now integrates with more than 1000 web services, including high-demand apps such as Slack, SalesForce, GMail and Trello (see the full list here). These connections grow the power of Image Relay exponentially and are possible through our new integration with Zapier, a web automation platform.
Zapier allows you to set triggers in one application that cause an action in another. One example might be, when someone uploads to folder X in Image Relay an email is sent to person Y. Another might be that every time an image is posted to your Instagram account, a copy of that image is sent to folder Z in Image Relay.
To take advantage of this new tool, you will need a free Zapier account.
You can sign up for one here.
You can use Zap templates to make quick work of creating a connection or build a Zap from scratch. To create a Zap from scratch, choose the Make a New Zap button on your Zapier Dashboard. The first thing you will want to do is pick the trigger for your Zap.
Use the dropdown menu to Trigger > Choose App in your Zap.
In this example, when a new file is uploaded to Image Relay, we are requesting an email alert.
Connect your Image Relay account, and you are ready to pick an action from 1000+ web apps.
The 3 triggers currently available from Image Relay are File Uploaded to Folder, New Folder, and New User Created.
The 3 actions that can be automated in Image Relay are Create Folder, Upload File to Folder, and Invite User.
Make sure to select Yes for the Create Share Link option.
You will then choose an account for the Action App you want to use. The drop-down will have all the account connections you may have previously made for that app, plus the option to Create a New Account connection.
Now create the object that will be added to the action app each time your Zap triggers. By clicking the Insert Fields button on the right of a field, you will bring up a list of fields you can include in your Zap. After choosing a field, a placeholder for that field will be inserted, like "email" in the above screenshot.
The boxes you see next can be treated as text boxes. Use multiple placeholders, spaces, static text, etc. to customize your Zap output. Remember, anything you put in a field that is not a placeholder will be the same every time the Zap triggers.
Make sure your Zap will always have something in the required fields.