- Apps must be on the (non-legacy) Personal plan and above to participate
- Dedicated apps can participate, but you must upgrade your box after code is available for dedicated (ETA morning of Friday 2/14).
We are kicking off the Alpha phase for a new feature: the ability to create a backend workflow that triggers when a change to a Thing is made.
In other words, this feature allows you to create a workflow that starts when any change to a particular data type is made. You must specify the data type to “watch”, and you can add a condition on current or old values of the changing thing to determine whether the workflow should trigger.
A use case: let’s say you have a project management app and users can change the status of a task from many different pages. You want to send an email to the task owner whenever the status changes. Previously you would have to create a workflow every place the task could change in order to send the email. But with this feature, you can just create 1 backend workflow to watch for changes on tasks where old status is not new status, and send the email as an action from there.
Note that this is a relatively powerful feature which could suck up a lot of capacity, so be judicious in using it
If you wish to participate and help us test this feature, please DM me the app ID you wish to activate.