How to use shared folders (like dropbox) as a data feed source


#1

Hi all.

We just published a support page about how to use shared folders with collections.
In this article you will learn how to use shared folders - including synchronized folder solutions like Dropbox - as a data feed source for Intuiface collections. With this trick, you can update content displayed in your running Intuiface experiences simply by changing the source files found in the shared folder.
Here’s the page

Enjoy!

Bomee


#2

New Addendum to the article for Excel :slight_smile:


#3

Very nice :star_struck:


#4

Hi Alex,

Nice work on this one. One question I have. We often version our updates of experiences so we can roll back any changes. Example we make a an experience called “Experience Name - Current Date”. We do an update the next day we call it “Experience Name - Today’s Date” etc and publish via the management console.

Obviously when it comes to this solution we will lose the sym links each time as the experience folder name is different.

I’m trying to figure out a way for the experience to run a batch script on first launch to create the sym link each time - but for that we would need the path to the experience which (when published using the intuiface console) is some random number.

Any ideas how we might extract that number via some kind of wildcard entry?


#5

Hi Benton,

The “number” is actually the Experience ID :slight_smile:

You may want to dig on our Share and Deploy API, and with a bit of scripting, maybe it’s possible to extract the Experience ID by filtering on the Experience Name or so.

We also have a dedicated Sample on the Marketplace, with a related Article, but that’s more for a usage inside Intuiface.

Regards,

Alex.