If you’ve been browsing the web from Europe you may have seen that almost every single website prompts you with a message about cookies. This is a result of the application of the GDPR regulation, launched in Europe in May 2018.

The idea was to give full control to users about their data and what companies are doing with it. While the principle sounded great on paper, it feels like many companies decided to not invest much in the actual implementation. …

This past week I got invited to attend Twilio Signal conference in San Francisco as part of their Champions program.

I had the chance to meet other awesome Champions at our Summit. You should all follow them, they are all doing amazing things in their communities all around the world. Find more about the Twilio Champions program over here.

The conference itself was full of great announcements around the Twilio eco-system. I am mostly excited by Conversations, as a way to connect many people uing different systems (SMS, WhatsApp, chat…) into the same conversation. …

I might not be a professional marketer, but I understood the concept of “Social Proof” quickly when I got exposed to it the first time. And you already have been exposed to it when you were browsing the web, so don’t worry 😉

The idea is to showcase to a user that they are not alone, someone else is looking at the same hotel they want to book for their honeymoon, or that someone just scored two front row seats for the Avengers premiere.

Example of Social Proof on Booking.com when booking a honeymoon to Bora Bora

Those little things create both trust and urgency, leading to more conversions. For a while, you…

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Today is probably my happiest day ever at Typeform since I joined about a year ago 🎉
The team that focuses on Developer Experience (they called themselves Consigliori 🤔) just released a major improvement for anybody using webhooks on Typeform and I can’t wait to tell you more about it!

So let’s not wait further and dive in all the cool stuff that were shipped today!

Webhooks are now VIP 👑

Webhooks are an amazing way to integrate with Typeform. You can easily move data from Typeform to anywhere you need it. …

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At Typeform, we love to use our product to run things. As you may have read in a previous post, we use typeforms to rate our lunches every day, gather feedback about upcoming features, and even run our internal FIFA contest. There are so many ways to use Typeform :)

We are also heavy Salesforce users: we use it to keep our partner program organized. Companies that are interested in integrating with Typeform contact us via this partner form, but then nothing happens. …

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In 2018 the Typeform crew had the pleasure to meet some of you at conferences like Nordic APIs, or JS Heroes, or hackathons like HackUPC in Barcelona, or Hackference in Birmingham. It’s always great to meet users and partners at those events. You help us build the future of Typeform and its platform 🤩

I can tell you that for 2019, from where we are we have a new fantastic point of view, the head full of ideas and no one to tell us no. …

It’s been a few weeks since I last dedicated an afternoon to hack something. So you couldn’t imagine how happy I was when I decided to devote my Thursday afternoon to hacking.

Me in the office 🐼

I had a few ideas in my backlog, but before going headfirst into my coding rabbit hole, I decided to lurk in one of our Slack channels. There, I naively asked for feedback on an initial idea to hack together Typeform and Stripe. …

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We are excited to announce our first participation to Hacktoberfest celebrations!

We should all be grateful to DigitalOcean who kicked-off the Hacktoberfest initiative 5 years ago. They are encouraging people to contribute at least 5 pull requests to open source projects (PRs) during the month of October, making this month a global celebration of open programming.

This year they have been joined by companies like Github and Twilio.
Just to give you an idea of the scale of this thing, in 2017 there were almost 240k unique pull requests that were submitted during Hacktoberfest on almost 65k repositories. …

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It’s a recurring question from our customers: how to prevent people from answering a typeform twice?

Until now, we were telling them to discard the duplicates when they were looking at results, but now we may have a stronger solution using our own APIs and a bit of Serverless logic.

I may have a tendency to always try to solve problems using technology, so when my co-workers told me about this duplicate issue, I knew we could do something using our API.

You can check a working prototype here. …

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Barcelona 🏖 might be in a really idyllic place when summer comes but it does not mean our engineers spent their whole days at the beach enjoying cubatas.

No, no, no… Everybody was busy shipping a lot of shiny new cool things to make your developer life easier. 📦

I am sure you are dying to know more about it… Also, I promised over two months ago that this is becoming something regular, so I am happy to introduce you to API and DX Changelog #2!

Login with Typeform buttons 🔐

People are now used to seeing buttons saying “Login with Facebook” when they want…

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