Run your app with an API
Afterpattern apps can be run remotely via an API (application program interface). This allows you to trigger apps from Zapier, Postman, command-line tools, or anything that can post to a remote server.
When an app is run via an API, there is no end-user experience; the app is run entirely "in the background." That means your app can't rely on a Final Block to perform whatever it's intended effect is; instead, your app must do one of the following:
- Create a database record;
- Send an email; and / or
- Send data via webhook
Your app can automate documents, but that document must be sent to a database, attached to an email, or sent via webhook.
This feature is free to use, however you must request access before getting started. Please contact us to schedule a brief call (view our support page for a list of all contact methods).
Once you have access, you can view our API documentation here.