If you’ve been using
Zoho Creator regularly, you would have noticed that enhancements and new feature additions are constantly happening.. Our recent update contains some noteworthy new additions that we are sure you’d love to use. Here are the details.
Accept Payments and Donations – Introducing the Payment Module:
Zoho Creator now includes a payment module integrated with PayPal Gateway. Using the payment module in your applications, you can collect payments and donations from your customers. You simply have to create a dedicated form – the payments form and tie it up with your PayPal account. Your customers can pay using their PayPal accounts or credit cards once they have placed their order.
You can also collect donations using the payment forms. Donations can be collected on a one time or recurring basis. Accepting donations will be taken care of by the payments form with a slight modification – they will be marked as donation forms and will be handled accordingly in Paypal as well.
Share seamlessly within your organization – Organization Level Sharing:
For users deploying custom built Zoho Creator applications across the different departments in their organization, there couldn’t be better news. Organizational Level Sharing lets you share applications to all the users in your organization without having to explicitly type out each person’s email id. For any organization, there will be a dedicated workspace and a verified administrator. The administrator can nominate developers and users for that workspace. Developers can create applications in the workspace and share it within the organization while the users can access the applications shared to them.
An extension of the organization level sharing, is the domain level sharing. This type of sharing lets you, share an application to any user with the same domain email id. For ex: A user with a Zillum Inc email id as his registered id in Zoho Creator can share his application to anyone across the globe having a Zillium Inc id.
And while you are checking out these new enhancements.. do spare a thought for our Sharing Interface, that has undergone a complete image makeover..
here for more details.
Import Google Forms:
Google Docs users can now import their forms from Google Docs and build full fledged business applications around their forms. When you import your form from Google Docs, Zoho Creator will import all the data present in the Google Form and also create a basic skeleton application. You can then modify your application to include all the workflow and business rules that you need. Read all about it
As always, these are just the highlights.. There are more enhancements, big and small, making their way into the platform each day. Do try out these and let us know how you like them. And oh.. don’t forget to keep an eye out for the newer ones as well.