LearnPublished April 9, 2024

How to Extend Your Glide Apps With Make

Glide has partnered with Make! Extend your Glide apps with Make workflows across more than a thousand new integrations.

Andy Claremont

Andy Claremont

Community & Ecosystem

Glide has partnered with Make! Extend your Glide apps with Make workflows across more than a thousand integrations, including other Glide apps.

Make is a visual platform that lets you design, build, and automate nearly anything. More than 500,000 organizations worldwide use Make to build powerful custom solutions, without code.

Partnering with Make was an easy decision for us. Many of our customers and Glide Experts already rely on Make to extend the functionality of their Glide apps.

Why the popularity? It comes down to Make’s balance of power, flexibility, and approachability.

Make is powerful. It’s not just the large number of integrations they support, but also the broad coverage for triggers and actions available across those integrations. And even if you can’t find the exact integration or action you want, you can still connect Make directly to any API.

There’s no limit on the number of steps or apps in a Make scenario, either. (“Scenarios” are Make’s term for workflows, similar to custom action sequences in Glide). Scenarios can be set to run on a schedule, triggered via incoming webhooks, or to loop back on themselves for batch operations.

Despite all those powerful capabilities, the Make platform is surprisingly easy to get started with. Your scenarios are laid out on an infinite canvas, letting you move, group, and arrange the components as you see fit. You can even watch data flow between steps when your scenarios are triggered.

Connecting your Glide apps to Make

There are several ways to connect your Glide apps with Make. For initiating a Make scenario, use Glide’s Trigger Webhook action alongside Make’s webhook listener to watch for actions in your data.

For passing data back to your Glide apps, you can connect Make to:

How does Make compare to Glide’s custom actions?

Glide’s custom actions let you add advanced functionality within your app. For example, submitting a form could update data across multiple tables, send an email, and then take the user to a specific screen.

These multi-step action sequences can be extended via Glide’s native integrations with external services, like adding contacts to a HubSpot list, or sending notifications to Slack or Microsoft Teams.

Make dramatically increases the number of tools and services available to your custom actions, so your Glide apps can become even more powerful.

Using Make to automate tasks on a single Glide app

You can also use Make to connect Glide apps to themselves.

Let’s say you want to repeat a set of actions across multiple rows in your Glide Tables. In traditional software development, you would create a looping function to iterate through those actions.

You can achieve the same thing by using Glide and Make together.

Make includes a set of special modules for Flow Control. By connecting your Glide app as both the input and output, you can use these Flow modules to perform advanced operations.

For example, you could create a Make scenario that watches your Glide app for new form entries, then use an Iterator to manipulate data in another service and pull results back into your Glide app.

Using Make to connect multiple Glide apps

You’re not limited to using a single Glide app. You can connect an unlimited number of Glide apps to your Make scenarios. This lets you perform all kinds of advanced operations with data passing between different Glide apps and other external services.

Make complements Glide’s native capabilities. So while your users are still interacting with Glide apps, there’s some magic happening behind the scenes with workflows and processes running through Make.

Plus, if your Glide team is on a Business plan or higher, you can use Glide’s Call API feature to interact directly with Make’s own API. This lets you do things like run scenarios, fetch logs, monitor connection statuses, and much more.

Try Glide and Make together, for free

Glide lets you create powerful custom software without code. Make lets you build complex workflows and processes across thousands of connected apps.

By using Glide and Make together, you can create incredibly comprehensive solutions supporting all areas of your business.

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Have questions or comments about our new integration and partnership with Make? Join the discussion in the Glide community forum.

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Andy Claremont

Andy Claremont

Andy’s no code journey started with WYSIWYG editors in the 90’s. He’s been on a grand tour of codeless development ever since. These days he’s wrangling Glide events, partnerships, and community activities from the remote Toronto suburbs.

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