Announcing Zapier Integration
Zapier glues together hundreds of online applications so they can talk seamlessly with one another. Think Legos for web services. Or Unix pipes for the web world. Want a task assignment in Basecamp to trigger a HipChat message? Zapier makes it possible.
Scout alerts are now supported as Zapier inputs. So, you can wire Scout alerts to any of Zapier's 200+ services. How about giving a shoutout in Google Talk whenever a Scout alert fires?
Setting it up
Note that Zapier is a paid service, although they do have a free tier. When you're logged into Zapier, you'll see Scout Monitoring in the list of triggers:
Zapier will provide you with a webhook URL you can paste into Scout, along with instructions. Once your webhook is configured, you can wire Scout alerts to any of Zapier's many actions. A few ideas: sending a message in a HipChat room, appending to a text file in drop box, or showing an alert in Campfire.
Build something to share
Create something interesting using Zapier or webhooks? Drop us a note! We'd love to share it with other Scout users. Here are some current integrations to get the juices flowing: