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How to add contacts in a Google sheets spreadsheet or similar?

Does anyone know how to add contacts in a Google sheets spreadsheet or similar to a scheduled email on mail chimp, so that customers who have an annual subscription can be emailed with reminders and marketing emails leading up to the anniversary? Would like it automated

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You’ll need to up load your spreadsheet to Mailchimp (make sure it’s a cvs file), then create a specific tag so at the time of import you can tag them. Make sure that tag is included with your scheduled email
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Zapier or a similar tool can link the spreadsheet to Mailchim
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I have a customer journey, how do I find the customers that have completed the journey?

I would like to start a new journey for them

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You can create a Segment: Automation Workflow -> Completed Workflow ->
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What is the best SMS service provider in India

Bulk SMS Service provider

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There are many aggregators in India providing bulk SMS services. Some companies have direct tie-ups with operators for SMS & some of them are resellers. Aggregators take direct service from the operators & resellers take service from aggregators and sell SMS to others. So select your service provider wisely. There are some top companies Gupshup, Msg91, mTalkz, Valuefirst, Text Local, etc.
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How a regional Autodesk distributor in Central Asia automated their Order Management System with AppMaster.io

“We’ve cut the budget more than 10 times and launched the solution in less than 4 weeks, instead of 6 months, using the AppMaster.io platform." - Anton Smirnov, CEO of CAD Systems



About CAD Systems


TOO CAD Systems has been a regional distributor of Autodesk software solutions in Central Asia for the last 15 years. By internal measures, the company covers more than 75% of sales and implementations of СAD solutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. CAD Systems works with more than 50 partners in these regions and handles more than 1,000 orders every year.



Problem: launching an ordering system


The company has been growing rapidly during the last few years, and the increasing amount of orders has been putting pressure on the relatively small team. The orders were manually received from partners and processed by hand by employees. Anton, the company’s CEO, was worried that this workflow was not sustainable and was looking for ways to reduce the load on the staff.


Additionally, he wanted to introduce a new verification process for each order to ensure that workers don’t accidentally send out an order to Autodesk or activate a license before a set date. The order would have to be created by an employee and then approved by a manager.


“We wanted to make sure that we minimize the errors in our system, both human and technical, and that the process is streamlined to save our workers’ time.” - Anton Smirnov, CEO


At the beginning of 2021, CAD Systems started building an automated order management system to improve partner services and streamline their work with Autodesk. Anton planned to hire several developers to carry out the project using traditional software development tools and techniques. However, after the project planning stage, Anton was presented with two central problems that put the development stage at risk:


#1 Budget


The company had a limited budget set for the development and would need multiple traditional software developers to carry out the project. The cost problem was accentuated in the post-Covid environment.


“At the project start, we knew that we would need many developers and a decent budget to cover their cost. We were looking for ways to cut down our expenditures, to continue the project development.” - Svetlana Enina, CFO


#2 Timing


The development would have to be carried out fast to satisfy client demands and not put the company’s profit at risk. TOO CAD Systems knew that waiting multiple months to see the first results would not be an option.


“The order management system requires flexibility and the ability to handle a large number of different business cases. To implement such complex functionality, it would require a solid couple of months to make at least the MVP.” - Ibraghim Ushurbakiyev, Project Lead



Solution: business process automation on AppMaster.io


Database Design



The team has started with database design. On the platform, they have created multiple tables representing orders, order items, products, and other relevant information, such as countries, prices, and events. They have also created a table for storing information about partners that would later log into the platform and create the orders.


Using the visual designer, they have connected these tables with relationships (one-to-one and one-to-many). They have also assigned a data type for each of the fields.


The database engine on AppMaster.io uses PostgreSQL 13, which means that CAD Systems can upload it to any PostgreSQL-compatible cloud, such as AWS or Azure.



Business Logic



The team has then created more than 40 custom business processes, representing different scenarios in their business logic. For example, they have developed processes to validate incoming data from their partners, calculate prices and discounts for products, and store new orders in the database.


CAD Systems has asked AppMaster.io developers to create a new integration with Autodesk API, which was promptly developed. They were then able to connect the Autodesk module and start using the API in just a few clicks.


They have also encapsulated several commonly used operations, such as consulting the Autodesk API to update client information or activate a new license, into separate business processes (commonly called “code refactoring by abstraction” in software development). They then were able to use these operations as blocks in other business processes, without having to re-create all the functions each time.



Web Dashboard



As for the frontend, the team needed to develop 2 web applications: one for the distributor (CAD Systems themselves), and another for their partners.


The distributor portal contained a dashboard with all the main metrics, such as the total number of orders and partners, and a table with orders being processed. Several more pages were created: viewing all orders, managing products, prices, and countries, and also a page for administering partners’ access to the system.



The team has also created a page for viewing all the details of an order. They have connected several buttons to their custom business process for editing the order, adding a new order item, updating prices through the Autodesk API, and for activating the licenses.



CAD Systems has then used the Authentication module to quickly set up the partners’ dashboard. It had the functionality of showing all orders created by a partner, creating new orders, and updating the price list.


The team has also defined two user roles in the Authentication module: administrators and standard users, restricting certain functions (through endpoints’ middleware in API settings) to only specified personnel.



Deployment



CAD Systems has then created 2 deployment plans on the AppMaster.io cloud: one for development and another for production. The development plan is now used to test out new features, while the production plan is already serving more than 20 of their partners. They can monitor the performance of their application with the statistics dashboard.


Anton can also sleep tight knowing that CAD Systems remains totally independent of the AppMaster.io cloud. At any moment, the team can move the binaries to any other cloud provider or in-house servers, and they can export the source code and continue the development on their own if the need arises (the backend is generated with Go language, while the frontend is built with the Vue 2 framework).



Results: 10x cheaper and in <1 month


With the support of AppMaster.io specialists, CAD Systems completed their project and launched the solution in less than one month. The company has cut down on cost, staff, and time for this project with the help of automation, modules, and error detection features on the platform.


#1 Functionality


“In the order management process, we need great flexibility to handle a large number of different business cases, which we were able to implement in a project on the AppMaster.io platform. It is also extremely easy to modify and duplicate any of them at any moment, even for non-technical employees.” - Ibraghim Ushurbakiyev, Project Lead


#2 All-in-one


“What set the AppMaster.io platform apart for us, compared to other no-code solutions, such as Integromat or Zapier, was the ability to develop everything in one place. We didn’t have to figure out how to connect different tools and fear that any of these integrations would break at some point. We also greatly valued the ability to deploy the application on our local servers, and export the source code.” - Anton Smirnov, CEO


#3 Within the deadline and budget


“Looking at the project as a whole, it is obvious that we have reduced the development budget more than 10 times and launched the solution in record time using the AppMaster.io platform. Without this no-code platform, the development would have taken at least six months." - Svetlana Enina, CFO


All in all, the CAD Systems team was able to significantly reduce the load on their employees with a new automated order management system, and not lose out on any new business opportunities in the process.


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I can’t seem to delete the products that are already in the theme page

Hello. I’m currently trying to make a website kinda like “nursehub “ but of course with my own digital products. I’m a bit lost on the product page. I already added mine, but I can’t seem to delete the products that are already in the theme page ?

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I have shopify website but I feel some problem that is have the some pages same title and description

how can I solve?

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Try editing your products title and description. Cross checked properly.
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It can simply be edited to whatever or however you want it
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Can you advise on best way to turn products on/off?

For a bakery, all products are not always available so would like to "turn them on/off" based on availability. Is that simply a matter of changing status to draft/active or is there a better way? I don't want the products to show as "not available". Just don't want them to show at all.

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I’d recommend adding inventory to your products. Because as you sell out your store will not allow them to be sold. They will still show but they won’t be available for purchasing. You can even do a pre-order option for out of stock goods too. If that is something your business can cater too
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Include Snippet programatically on app install

I have an app that I am using on Shopify store. When I install it i have used assets api to create a snippet file. Everything works fine. What I am trying to achieve is that whenever user install my application the app snippet which is created should be included automatically on product-template.liquid file on a desirable place (e.g above add to cart button). What i have done is I have used again assets api to get the page data and I am trying to place my code that will include that snippet but I am not sure how to specify position where to add that code

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Solution: I did it by getting page as a string via assets Api and then by getting position i updated it with my line of code
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From Feet on the Street to Digital: 3 Sales Tips That Never Left

As a salesperson for more than three decades – from selling Kirby Vacuums in the ‘80s, starting my financial firm back in ‘96, and now as Business Development Manager at Callbox – I’ve had the opportunity to experience the shift from “feet on the street” to digital selling. While the methods, strategies, and technologies may seem worlds apart, the core concepts have remained the same. Let’s go over the 3 elements of B2B sales that have withstood the times and why they’ll always matter.


Kirby vacuum


1. Relationship building


People buy from those who they enjoy talking with and the sales journey that you take them on. If you know what potential obstacles may be in front of you, always address them at the beginning, as once you close the door on obstacles, it will make your sales cycle much smoother. Always make sure that you present with a logical sense that addresses their desires, so it becomes a no-brainer why they should buy from you.

Mike Carter quote


Related: Consulting vs. Selling: Crafting a Winning Business Pitch


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No-code games: examples of projects created with no code

Little Misfortune

by Killmonday Games AB


A small quest game with extraordinary visuals and a plot about the mystical adventures of a little girl.


Game page on Steam

 


Tool: Adventure Creator



Cessabit: a Stress Relief Game

by Tepes Ovidiu


A minimalist anti-stress game that improves visual memory.


Game page in the App Store



Tool: BUILDBOX



Small Saga

by Jeremy Noghani


A miniature mouse adventure RPG that has raised almost £ 50,000 on Kickstarter. Coming to Windows and Mac.


Project page on Kickstarter



Tool: Construct



Dash N Blast

by Popa Radu


A simple but visually pleasing 3D game, the main component of the gameplay of which is avoiding and destroying obstacles.


Game page in the App Store



Tool: BUILDBOX



Utopia Syndrome 

by Utopia Games


Point & click in the fantasy genre. A cycle of atmospheric games about the life of people in an underground shelter.


Game page on Steam



Tool: Adventure Creator



Swamp

by After Apocalypse Games


A visual novel with interactive battles and meaningful choices.


Game page on the developer's website



Tool: GDevelop



Rainswept

by Frostwood Interactive


Interactive story with an intricate plot and minimalistic graphics.


Game page on Steam



Tool: Adventure Creator



Mighty Goose 

by Blastmode, MP2 Games


Conquering with only one idea, a dynamic shooter about the adventures of a goose that explores the vastness of the galaxy and fights evil.


Game page on Steam



Tool: Construct



Moth

by Mertzsoft


A mobile game with pleasant visuals and endless levels about the adventures of a moth in a night forest.


Page on Google Play



Tool: BUILDBOX



A Pixel Adventure Legion 

by Ulises Freitas


Pixel mobile game with a character leveling system, the ability to collect items, conduct dialogues, and trade.


Page on Google Play.



Tool: GDevelop



Arcana Sands of Destiny

by Invoke Games


Classic adventure game with hidden object elements.


Game page on Steam



Tool: Adventure Creator



Nite Fighter

by Ben Scriven


3D arcade shooter for mobile platforms with dynamic graphics.


Game page in the App Store



Tool: BUILDBOX



Goldspace

by mabafu


A story-driven shooter with completely destructible environments, non-linear levels, and multiple endings.


Goldspace project website



Tool: Stencyl



No-code tools for games creation


List of tools mentioned in this article with short descriptions.



Adventure Creator



A full-featured Unity toolkit for developers of all levels. There is a visual scripting interface and an intuitive design that is good for beginners. Experienced programmers will definitely be interested in the powerful event system and extensive API capabilities.


Check games created with Adventure Creator



Construct



An environment for rapid game development that allows you to combine visual and classic programming: there is both a block builder and a full-fledged code editor. You can develop games through a browser or offline by installing Construct on your computer.


Check games created with Construct



Stencyl



A platform that provides a set of visual programming tools for creating 2D games. The portfolio on the site has not been updated for a long time, you can see new projects in which developers use Stencyl by the #MadeInStencyl hashtag on Twitter.


Check games created with Stencyl



BUILDBOX



No-code constructor that allows you to create 2D and 3D mobile games without programming skills - thanks a convenient drag & drop interface and a library of templates. There is a free tariff plan, the possibilities of which are quite enough for novice no-code developers.


Check games created with BUILDBOX



GDevelop



Free open-source game builder. The event editor allows you to express the logic of the game without programming knowledge, and ready-made behavior models for game objects speed up development. You can create native games for different platforms and publish them quickly.


Check games created with GDevelop



Inspires!


The possibilities of no-code are rapidly expanding. Thousands of people around the world can bring their ideas to life - it doesn't matter whether as part of a team or alone, using programming experience or completely from scratch.


Today, visual designers allow you to set up rather complex logic, design levels and implement branched scenarios. Although no-code game development is not an area in which the capabilities of AppMaster.io are applicable, nevertheless we are still quite interested in the field!

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What would be the best strategy for e-commerce website?

Should I go for traffic/brand awareness ads or conversion ads ? Combination of both ? What should be the initial budget or how should I combine the budgets ? Wanted to ask if anyone has already tried this and have some insights to share. I have watched so many YouTube videos but wanted to know from someone with real experience. TIA

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I go traffic and conversion. One way I do it is traffic with the pixel set up. Run that for a bit and get some solid conversions. Then create a lookalike for people who have purchased and run the conversion campaign to them
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I am running both at the minute. Page like campaign and conversions. So the page likes are helping to grow my group and the conversions for sales. I'm happy so far. Its growth both ways
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Releasing a automated invoice

Can someone advise the best way to setup a automation for a service agreement being signed to releasing a automated invoice as well as sending an onboarding email

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I would like to setup a flow that gets the award winner name out of a form, apply the name to the award template and email me the pdf

So I have a PDF template for an award that my company gives out. I would like to setup a flow that gets the award winner name out of a form, apply the name to the award template and email me the pdf. Any thoughts on how to accomplish this? (Mostly the PDF editing part the rest I can do).

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You could use google slides as the base template, then create step after field mapping to attach as pdf to email
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Is there a way to re-run an execution from a scenario's history?

Testing some changes I applied to a client and I'd like to backtest it with data from the last time the scenario ran

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Creating invoices in Xero from WooCommerce

I am having difficulties getting invoices created in Xero following sales on my site. I can't pull through all the product details if there are multiple products. Any and all help appreciated, new to this after having to find an alternative solution

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Issue creating Quickbooks Item

The main issue I am having, under income account, when creating an item in quickbooks, does not show the correct income accounts. It seems to be showing the same accounts that are under expense account

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I created a scenario where Active Campaign send data to Airtable

It worked, but after some time, it runs again, and the data in Airtable is getting duplicate. How to fix it?

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Is there a way to parse a date without including time?

I have a formula like this 'parsedate(05152021;MM/DD/YYYY)', but it is also including the time. Is there a way to do this without including the time?

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