How to Connect Fomo with Zapier

Zapier is a powerful platform that lets you connect 100s of apps together, without writing a single line of code.

Below is a step by step guide to help you connect your Fomo account to Zapier, and begin automatically streaming new notifications on your website.

Note: the following images and steps are from a real Fomo customer. Therefore, some of the details you see for their account may be slightly different than yours.

Step 1 - Create a Fomo Application

Fomo applications are unique to each website where you want to show live notifications. Create a Fomo app from your dashboard with your website's URL.

Step 2 - Design your Fomo Notifications Widget

Set up the timing and display logic of your live notifications by clicking the Design navigation link.

For more thoughts on choosing the best settings, go here.

Step 3 - Enable the Zapier Integration

Visit the Integrations tab, then click Zapier. Finally, select 'Get Zapier API Key' to create a unique access token for your Fomo account.

 

Step 4 - Enable Fomo access to your Zapier Account

While logged into Zapier, go here or search "Fomo" in "Step 2" of your Zap setup.

You'll be asked to enter the credentials you created in Step 3.

 Step 5 - Connect your First App

There are literally thousands of things you can do with Fomo, using the Zapier integration.

Want to show off recent purchases? New blog comments? Five-star product reviews? What about sell event tickets, encourage donations, or simply show your latest Tweets and Facebook posts?

All of this is possible with Zapier.

In the example below, we're going to connect Fomo with Stripe, a popular payment gateway service that makes it easy to accept credit cards online.

 

Connected Successfully:

 

Live test working!

 

Step 6 - Connect Fomo on Zapier

You should now be on Step 2 of your Zapier creation. 

Simply search 'Fomo' and the app should appear, since you enabled it in Step 4 above.

 

Step 7 - Select the Fomo 'Event' Trigger

This is another critical step in the Zapier creation process. 

After selecting the Fomo app from the Zapier marketplace, select the 'Create new event' option.

 

Step 8 - Authenticate Fomo on Zapier

You've made it! It's finally time to connect your apps together.

First, click 'Connect a new Account.'

 

Then, add your API keys from Step 3 on the Integrations > Zapier page.

You can optionally name the app, to make organizing your Zaps easier.

Step 9 - Map notification variables together

Below, we've connected a few customer variables from this user's Stripe account to their Fomo template.

But wait, what's a template??

Here goes. A template is the structure of your Fomo notification messages, and Events are the custom notification message content.

So, you might have multiple templates such as:

  • Somone just bought {{ product_with_link }}
  • {{ first_name }} joined our newsletter
And the events you create would simply contain the merge details, ie:
  • Beef Bone Broth
  • John Doe
In this Zapier guide, we assume you've already created a Template in your Fomo account.
 
If you haven't, but still want to follow along, here's the template we created for Kettle and Fire:
 
 
We named this template 'Recent Sales on Stripe,' which you'll see used below.
 
Got it? Great! Let's keep moving.
 
First, we select the Fomo template from the dropdown:
 

By clicking the down arrow icon on the far right, we're able to peek into the Stripe customer records and retrieve item properties that correspond to our Fomo template variables.

Customer's first name:


Product title:

Lastly, we're going to hard-code a product image and a link to the product itself.

We found this on the Kettle and Fire website:

 

So we dropped it into Zapier, along with a link to the product purchase page:

Step 10 - Test and go live!

With all our template fields registered, we're ready to test our Zap.

After clicking 'Continue' from the end of Step 9:

Looking good! Let's click "Create & Continue."

Awesome!

Note: Make sure to turn your Zap 'on' from the next screen -- Zaps default to be turned off!

Embedding Fomo on your Website

In case you haven't dropped the snippet of Fomo code on your website, now would be a good time.

While logged into Fomo, use the navigation to select Apps > (Click your app name) > 'Embed' (near the bottom).

Here you can either copy/paste the code snippet yourself and put it anywhere within your site's <head> HTML element, or you can send instructions directly to a developer. More on that here.

Summary

Connecting Fomo to Zapier takes a couple minutes to configure, but once you integrate, you're hooked up with fresh notifications forever.

Here's what this Zap looks like on the Kettle and Fire website:

Now, new product purchase from Kettle and Fire will be automatically sent to their Fomo notification feed, and streamed live on their website.