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Simple query tool

Does a simple query tool exists for Glassfrog ? For instance I would like to have all the facilitator (I need to send them an email), or I'd like ta have a list of all the available roles in all the circle, etc... I Know there's an API, but that would surprise me if it does not exists. In H1 maybe ?

17 Replies
Alexia Bowers
07/11/2016

Hi Xavier, 

Based on my understanding of what you're asking, we currently don't have anything in GlassFrog that is simpler than the API to get information to easily email all Facilitators. We have a feature request to help with emailing all Facilitators, Secretaries, etc, and I've (as Product Manager) prioritized that higher to see if we can get something sooner to meet that need.

I'm curious what you had in mind for a simple query tool, or if you know of an existing functionality that does what you had in mind?

Thanks!

Lex 

Tyler Danke
07/11/2016

I think a solution to his tension, my tension and those of several roles in my company would be hooking up glassfrog to zapier. https://zapier.com/ 

Fred Magovern
07/12/2016

Hooking up to Zapier is a really good idea.

Florent
07/13/2016

Fred Magovern posted:

Hooking up to Zapier is a really good idea.

That would be CRAZY indeed.

Alexia Bowers
07/13/2016

We do have some items on the roadmap to support integration, like web hooks and Zapier, so thank you for mentioning it! It helps me get a sense of its relative priority to other items on the roadmap. I'd love to hear any use cases that it would help you with so that I can understand what folks are trying to do and how they are using GlassFrog.

Related to your initial post, Xavier, I got the sense that you were looking for something more "report" like the query the api and get simple/readable results or something like that? 

Tyler Danke
07/13/2016

outputs from a tactical meeting would be created as Asana tasks assigned to the appropriate person. This one is the most painful. We are actually not really even using Glass frog outputs any more, we just do those outputs inside of Asana.

Some other ideas

Create a task for a lead link to assign an unassigned role.

async gov proposals would create tasks for people to review them. Tasks in Asana Tactical Meeting project would automatically be added to the Glassfrog Tactical Meeting as agenda items. honestly these last two ideas aren't the best ideas.

I could come up with 1,000 more possible use cases if I was thinking creatively but right now apparently my brain is focused on the governance meeting i have that starts in 30 minutes

I guess for me at the moment I would want Glassfrog to sync to Asana. I know that everybody doesn't want or use Asana. Zapier connects to and from any system that they integrate with so it would be a more universal tool.

Fred Magovern
07/13/2016

@Alex Do you guys have a public roadmap?

Xavier Boëmare
07/18/2016
Alexia Bowers posted:

Hi Xavier, 

Based on my understanding of what you're asking, we currently don't have anything in GlassFrog that is simpler than the API to get information to easily email all Facilitators. We have a feature request to help with emailing all Facilitators, Secretaries, etc, and I've (as Product Manager) prioritized that higher to see if we can get something sooner to meet that need.

I'm curious what you had in mind for a simple query tool, or if you know of an existing functionality that does what you had in mind?

Thanks!

Lex 

Hi Alexia, sorry for my late answer. Indeed what I have in mind is being able to get simple answers from simple queries like an extract of all facilitators with their circle and email, or all empty roles for instance. We'll go with the API if there's no existing simple query tool. 

Thanks !

Xavier.

Florent
07/18/2016
Alexia Bowers posted:

I'd love to hear any use cases that it would help you with so that I can understand what folks are trying to do and how they are using GlassFrog.

A use case: i'd like to be able to capture next actions automatically into todo tools after a tactical meeting.

Ideally, it should be possible to choose different tools for different circles, for instance using redmine for dev circle task tracking, where other circles may use trello for instance.

Florent
07/18/2016

Json API output would make it more human readable IMO. I hope you'll consider it.

Alexia Bowers
07/19/2016

Hi Florent,

Currently, the API v3 does return output in Json format, but the v2 doesn't if that is what you're using. Please contact us via https://glassfrog.com/contact/ if you're having problems with the API or if you have questions about upgrading to v3. Maybe not as exciting and Zapier integration or web hooks, but maybe a step in the right direction!

Also, if you're on the Premium plan, we do have a simple mail drop integration for systems that support that to send outputs from tactical meetings to things like Trello for example (see http://help.trello.com/article...ating-cards-by-email). It is configured per person under 'Integrations' in your person menu:

Hope that helps a bit! 

Thanks!

Alexia

Alexia Bowers
07/19/2016
Fred Magovern posted:

@Alex Do you guys have a public roadmap?

Hi Fred,

We don't have a public roadmap at the moment. I've been working on one and I'm trying to figure out if I can make it public in a meaningful way, since it can change so much, or at least provide some transparency into what we're currently working on. Ah, dynamic steering!

The big, exciting things that we've currently got underway are internationalization with translations to French (yay!), and plans to support at least German, Italian, and Spanish. We've also got some nice usability/look and feel upgrades in progress and I'm planning to continue with UX upgrades into next year, focusing on making GlassFrog look more modern, and also to address some of the things that confuse users and get in the way. 

Thanks!

Alexia

Florent
07/20/2016

Hello,

I created a python API client that may help bootstrap queries: https://github.com/UbiCastTeam...glassfrog-api-client

Alexia Bowers
07/20/2016
Florent posted:

Hello,

I created a python API client that may help bootstrap queries: https://github.com/UbiCastTeam...glassfrog-api-client

Nice!

Alexia Bowers
07/20/2016

Hi Xavier,

You might be interested to know that we just added the functionality to help administrators email and download lists of members, including all Lead Links, all Secretaries, all Facilitators, and all Rep links in an organization. Check out this FAQ article on how to do it (it is option #3 in the article).

Isabelle Rappart
07/21/2016

Hi Alexia,

Thanks a lot for that new -very usefull- functionality, it will really help :-)

Xavier Boëmare
07/21/2016

So great Alexia ! That solves my tension indeed ! �� Thanks à lot !