What is an API?
An API — or Application Programming Interface — is a way for software applications to easily exchange data through the internet. It’s a way you and other software applications can access the key functionality of Design Pickle.
Think of it like a bridge between two software applications.
Rather than going through email or the Design Pickle Platform like you’re used to, you can use our API to get a list of all your requests, create a new one, update existing ones, and delete old ones from your own application.
What is Zapier?
Zapier is an easy way to connect the other applications you use on a daily basis to your Design Pickle without code.
It’s a great way to take advantage of the benefits of our API, without actually having to do any programming. Zapier has already taken care of the hard work for you.
Zapier has a hundreds of popular applications you already use with zap “recipes” so that you can link them up with the click of a button. If you haven’t check it out, just head to zapier.com to poke around and see what all the hype is about.
What does this API mean for you?
Our API gives you two news ways to use Design Pickle.
1.) You can use the API through Zapier to automate frequent Design Pickle workflows and tasks.
- For example, you can use Zapier to connect Google Sheets and Design Pickle so that every time you create a new row in Google Sheets, it sends a new request to your designer.
2.) You can use the API to build Design Pickle functionality into your own application.
- For example, in your own application you can create a similar form to our own form at jar.designpickle.com and customize it to match your own branding so your own clients can get started with submitting requests to your Design Pickle designer.
How do I get started?
If you’re tech-savvy, check out our API documentation here and test it out for yourself.
If you’re not as tech-savvy, use this Zapier to set up automation.
We’ve also created some walkthroughs to help get you started. We currently have ones for Google Sheets and Asana.