I had the pleasure of working with the Poidio application API for an integration project between a custom Web site application and two Podio Apps. The client had contacted me about migrating information between his Web site application and Podio. The integration was done using the PHP based Podio library. A CodeIgniter Library was created in order to provide methods of interaction by Podio ID or External ID. The Podio Apps integration used a Web Hooks controller to provide a truly 2-way synchronization between application data. The result was a seamless integration between the two systems.
What is Podio?
Podio is an online work platform with a new take on how everyday work gets done. Podio gives people more power than ever before to manage their work in their own way and is trusted by thousands of teams, companies and organizations worldwide. Podio users create workspaces to collaborate with specific groups of people, use an Employee Network for company-wide communication across departments and locations, and get their work done using Podio Apps. Anyone can build their own Podio Apps without any technical skills, and can choose from hundreds of readily available, free apps in Podio’s App Market. These apps add structure to any business process or project and are connected to social, collaborative activity streams used for commenting and discussion.
What makes Podio special?
What really sets Podio apart is how it puts people in control of their work tools, rather than the other way around. You decide how to structure your projects, teams and workflows by creating your own workspaces and sharing them with relevant people. You also decide how to structure, create and present content and information that’s linked to your work processes and interactions. You do this by choosing from hundreds of Podio’s specialized work apps or creating your own to help you get the job done – whatever it is.
The result is a new way of working – no more bottlenecks, no more blind spots and no more disconnected processes.