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Send Instant Submission Notifications with Webhooks

July 02, 2013
Webhook is a technique used to send HTTP POST notifications to a URL. They can be used to connect apps together or just send data. We are excited to release webhooks on JotForm. You can now get your form submissions posted to a URL. 



You can setup webhooks form your forms on the Form Builder.

To get to WebHooks, just click on the Integrations icon on your toolbar:



Now navigate to Other tab and you will see it at the bottom:



Clicking on it will allow you to enter the URL where you'd like to receive form submissions. 



Examples

Let's say you'd like to be able to get a copy of your form submissions and save them on your own database. You can now use webhooks to get the results and use a small PHP script to load the received data into your database. 

If you sell software using a JotForm payment form you can generate application keys and send them over email. The webhook will notify your key generation script with the name and email address of the purchaser.

Another use case is to integrate JotForm forms 3rd party apps. If you are a web app provider you can use JotForm's webhooks to implement integration with JotForm. This brings us to…


API Support for Webhooks

We have also added ability to setup webhooks on the fly using JotForm API. This functionality can be used by 3rd party apps who would like to receive submission data on one or many of your submissions. It is both possible to get a list of all existing webhooks or create a new webhook over the API. 



We are improving JotForm API because we believe it will bring great value to our JotForm users. We hope that in the next few months we will see various types of integrations and apps built on top of JotForm API. Webhooks are a very crucial aspect of that.