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How to use the app connector for API integration between Bubble apps: Step-by-Step Guide

Connect and integrate APIs between multiple Bubble apps using the app connector for seamless data exchange and interaction.

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How to use the app connector for API integration between Bubble apps?

Using the App Connector in Bubble.io to integrate API functionalities between two or more Bubble applications is a powerful feature. If you are seeking to create a cohesive ecosystem wherein your Bubble apps can communicate and share data or functionalities, follow these steps:

  • Step One - Set Up API in the Primary App: Begin in App A by setting up an API in your 'Settings' tab. If you’re looking to allow users from one app (App B) to sign up in App A, you’ll need to define OAuth credentials here.

  • Step Two - Install the App Connector in the Secondary App: In your second Bubble app (App B), go to the 'Plugins' tab and install the Bubble App Connector plugin.

  • Step Three - Connect to the Primary App: With the App Connector installed, add App A to the App Connector plugin within App B. Input the necessary API endpoint from App A, and authenticate the connection as required.

  • Step Four - Retrieve Public Data and Workflows: The App Connector automatically fetches the different public calls and workflows that App A exposes. After adding App A in App B’s App Connector, you should now see these available API calls and data endpoints.

  • Step Five - Install API Calls in App B: Install the calls from App A you want to utilize within App B. Decide whether you’ll use them as data sources or as part of workflows in App B.

  • Step Six - Implement API Calls in Workflows or as Data: In your secondary app’s (App B’s) workflows, use the fetched API endpoints to perform actions or get data from the primary app (App A).

  • Step Seven - Test and Use Authentication Features: Authentication is crucial when making API calls between apps. As specified earlier, OAuth credentials help determine the identity of the user making the call and ensure data privacy and access rights per App A’s rules.

  • Step Eight - Run Workflows as Different Users: Now that you can run workflows as users from the second app, align them with logical app processes, such as user creation, data fetching, or triggering events.

  • Step Nine - Test Thoroughly: Before rolling out features dependent on inter-app communication, perform thorough tests to ensure data is being received and transmitted correctly and securely.

  • Step Ten - Monitor Inter-app Communications: Especially with functions across app boundaries, it's essential to monitor the calls for errors, usage, and performance impacts to maintain a seamless user experience.

By following these steps, you’re able to harness the capabilities of the App Connector, uniting different Bubble apps into a cohesive, integrated network of functionality and shared data.

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