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Alpha API Integrations - Full List

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  • Alpha API Integrations - Full List

    Hi Everyone,

    I have taken advantage of some of the existing Alpha API integration's out there but there are a lot more I would love to see. To get started I have made a list of some of the API integration's that I have worked with so far (with a rating on how complete they are) as well as some on my wish list. Are there any I am missing?

    Existing API Integration's:

    1) Authorize.net for payment processing (comes with Alpha software, full integration)
    2) WorldPay for payment processing (comes with Alpha software, full integration)
    3) PayPal shopping cart (third party product from Steve Wood, full integration)
    4) Mandrill for email servers (comes with Alpha software, full integration)
    5) Twilio (voice and text messaging). There is a post on the message board on how to send a text message using a cURL command. Very useful but not a full integration. You can find the link here.
    6) Twitter. Alpha software includes a demo UX that shows how to build feeds into your App.
    7) Google Maps - Alpha software comes with multiple integration points.

    Below is a wish list of API Integration's I would love to see...

    1) Quickbooks online
    2) Stripe
    3) Online iCAL feed
    4) Facebook
    5) Dropbox

    Alpha does provide multiple options to build your own API integration (i.e with cURL or Node) but that type of programming isn't my specialty so its great to have off the shelf solutions. Node integration seem very promising since you can add the Node files directly to the Alpha server directly, but when I download them they come in multiple files and I can't seem to figure out how to call them properly.

    Please let me know if I am missing anything and would be great to hear other suggestions!

    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

    See release notes for info and videos on Stripe.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    [email protected]
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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    • #3
      Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

      Thanks for the input Peter, Stripe will be a great addition!

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      • #4
        Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

        It is! Read my most recent experience in a post I made today

        http://www.alphasoftware.com/alphafo...818#post697818
        Last edited by Al Buchholz; 07-21-2015, 03:38 PM.
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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        • #5
          Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

          I did look at the video on Stripe and it looks cool, but is there any documentation on calling the API in xBasic. The wizard for setting up Stripe is pretty limited. For example, how would you process a credit card from xBasic and get the results back while dynamically populating the Stripe access info?

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          • #6
            Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

            Bump--any further documentation on the Stripe api

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            • #7
              Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

              Originally posted by ssmoore1 View Post
              Bump--any further documentation on the Stripe api
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWU3dcnAvU
              Mike Brown - Contact Me
              Programmatic Technologies, LLC
              Programmatic-Technologies.com
              Independent Developer & Consultant

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                Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

                Hi Mike,

                Thanks I did see that video, but it covers the wizard for setting up a checkout. I was looking to call the Stripe API functions directly from xBasic and get a response back, sort of how you can call Authorize.net...

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                  Re: Alpha API Integrations - Full List

                  Originally posted by ssmoore1 View Post
                  Hi Everyone,

                  I have taken advantage of some of the existing Alpha API integration's out there but there are a lot more I would love to see. To get started I have made a list of some of the API integration's that I have worked with so far (with a rating on how complete they are) as well as some on my wish list. Are there any I am missing?

                  Existing API Integration's:

                  1) Authorize.net for payment processing (comes with Alpha software, full integration)
                  2) WorldPay for payment processing (comes with Alpha software, full integration)
                  3) PayPal shopping cart (third party product from Steve Wood, full integration)
                  4) Mandrill for email servers (comes with Alpha software, full integration)
                  5) Twilio (voice and text messaging). There is a post on the message board on how to send a text message using a cURL command. Very useful but not a full integration. You can find the link here.
                  6) Twitter. Alpha software includes a demo UX that shows how to build feeds into your App.
                  7) Google Maps - Alpha software comes with multiple integration points.

                  Below is a wish list of API Integration's I would love to see...

                  1) Quickbooks online
                  2) Stripe
                  3) Online iCAL feed
                  4) Facebook
                  5) Dropbox

                  Alpha does provide multiple options to build your own API integration (i.e with cURL or Node) but that type of programming isn't my specialty so its great to have off the shelf solutions. Node integration seem very promising since you can add the Node files directly to the Alpha server directly, but when I download them they come in multiple files and I can't seem to figure out how to call them properly.

                  Please let me know if I am missing anything and would be great to hear other suggestions!

                  Cheers,

                  Scott
                  DEVCON 2015 will have some great subjects incl. Node see Node as the goal keeper for the future A5 team made great progressive steps. Most important notice from Selwyn at DEVCON 2014 is the roadmap and transition Xbasic--> JS converters that is a huge and very complex task. In time the options to easy embed externals will grow once the core is ready to handle. Until that time you have to be a little patient unless you want to become a code monkey vs. your own word i like it the easy way for that reason you become a A5 developer.

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