Sending SMS with Twilio and Zapier

Scott Costello All, Blog, Podio, Tools, Tutorial 5 Comments

There are many different ways to reach out and touch a lead from sending letters, postcards or even text messages. These all work great depending on the situation.  In this tutorial we are going to create a Podio App where we can send and receive SMS Text messages. We all send texts back and forth with our sellers and this setup can be easily implemented into any Podio workspace. When I found out that Zapier had an integration with Twilio …

Cheating with ProcFu

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tools, Tutorial 1 Comment

If you have read any of my previous articles you know that I love me some Podio API.  However it is not something that your average Podio user can take advantage of.   Not even your advanced Podio users for that matter. The reason being is that it can only be leveraged by using other programming languages such as PHP and Ruby-on-Rails.   That is what I thought until I stumbled across a tool, created by the same person who developed GlobiFlow, …

Chrome Bookmarklets

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I’m always on the lookout for tools, techniques or hacks to help automate something in my business.  This usually relates to Podio directory and this “hack” can certainly be used to improve a Podio process.  What I’m talking about is a Bookmarklet. What is a Bookmarklet? It is simply a bookmark that instead of having an Link (webpage address) behind it, it has JavaScript code that does something.  To me it’s exactly like a Macro in Microsoft Office.   Now, I …

Podio Reporting with MySQL Backup

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In the last article I wrote about how you can easily Backup your Podio App data into a MySQL Databse. Like I mentioned in that article, there are advantages to having your data in a MySQL Database.  One of those huge advantages is reporting.  We all know Podio’s reporting capabilities are limited at best, so now we have options! I haven’t explored all the options out there just yet but I have found one that is good and simple to …

Easily Backup App Data to MySQL Database

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tutorial 6 Comments

This will probably be one of the more challenging articles I have written.  The difficulty will be in guiding people through the different technologies in order to get this immensely useful functionality implemented for us Podio users. Being able to backup and access your Podio data for reporting, exporting and searching is invaluable.  These things are very difficult to do in Podio as your workspaces get more complicated with Apps linking to each other all over the place.  Plus the …

Podio: Preventing Duplicate Property Leads

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One issue that does not really have a perfect solution is preventing duplicate leads in an app.  I run into this problem on occasion with leads that come from my websites.  Also from time to time from leads lists that I import.  In this article I’ll go over the possible solutions and the problems each one has.   The concept of keeping duplicate leads out of your Podio App is simple one.  Any property with the same address as a current lead …