In this screencast, we present a real life Infusionsoft API case study. I needed to send a text message reminding attendees webinar attendees one hour before the webinar.
Unfortunately, the field timer, in the Infusionsoft Campaign Builder, does not have an option for one hour before. I could only get as close as one day before and that was not sufficient.
The recipe called for the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon Infusionsoft Campaign Builder
3 cups MySQL database
1 oz. Infusionsoft API
1/2 cup cron
1 teaspoon cURL
a dash of PlusThis
This video gives an overview of the solution I created and how easy it was to find the various code samples I needed on the Internet. The key point is that when you know what you need – in this case the missing ingredient was cURL – even though you may have never written an http post in cURL before, you can just go to the Internet, find a code sample that is close and modify according to taste.
I will go in depth on how to connect to, store and retrieve data from a mySQL database, cURL and cron in follow-up videos. These are the key ingredients. With these in the cupboard, if you can dream it, you can do it.
It has never been easier for an amateur API chef to cook up some pretty impressive dishes.