WebHooks — What They Are And How To Use Them

Recently, online activities have become very much more event-based. These events are often triggered by WebHooks and a lot more online companies are beginning to make use them. Let’s take a closer look at these useful applications.

What are WebHooks?

How do they work?

Examples of the uses of WebHooks

Shopify

MailChimp

Foursquare

GitHub

Why Make Use of Them?

First, they can handle text messages. For example, Twilo allows you to use a text message from your mobile phone to interact with applications.

Second, they can be used to handle emails. For example, WebHooks can be set up as triggers when emails are received from potential customers, providing them with a range of information that might convert them into paying customers.

These are just two examples. WebHooks can also be used respond to code changes, for handling payments and refunds in an online store, and for handling files or other documents.

If you are looking for a way to send out real-time information from apps to other apps in order to trigger events, WebHooks certainly are impressive and can do pretty much whatever you have in mind. Join the other big names in the industry already making use of these to enable your apps to do what you want.

Originally published at viewport-tech.com.

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