2017 has been a very interesting year for Signaturit. We have closed our second investment round of 2.8 million euros, we accessed Phase II of the EU Horizon 2020 program, we moved to new offices and, of course, we have continued to improve our electronic signature solution.
Now that the end of this year approaches, we want to thank all our customers that continue to trust us and to all those who have begun to trust us in this fabulous 2017.
In this post we summarize the improvements that we have implemented in our API throughout 2017.
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Summary of the improvements in our API throughout 2017
1. SDKs Updates
In 2017 we have significantly improved all of our SDKs - Ruby, Python, PHP, Node.js, Swift, Java and .Net.
A very important update has been the Subscriptions method, used to subscribe to the events of your signature processes in order to receive them immediately every time one of those events occurs.
This method replaces the "events_url" parameter and improves its function: you just have to make a call to subscribe to the events you want.
For example: If you want to automatically save a signed document in your CRM, subscribe to the event "document_signed" which will be triggered every time a document is signed.
Our system will send the event to the webservice you've previously defined, and you can set the necessary automation to save the document.
Here you can see all the events we have predefined.
2. Application to download signed documents
Another new feature in 2017 for those using our API is that we have created an external application that lets you massively download all signed documents that have been sent from your account or from every account that belongs to your team.
Just enter your token in the application and the download will begin.
If you are interested in this application, please contact our customer support department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Dashboard for developers
To facilitate navigation between different API calls, in 2017 we have also improved the developers dashboard: we've included more search options and increased the amount of information available for each call.
- More information: Access the developer’s dashboard.
4. Send emails and certified SMS with password protected PDFs
As you know, with Signaturit you can send and certify email and SMS delivery.
This year we have added a double layer of security for documents that you attach to your certified communications with a unique PIN number, which is needed to access the certified documents. This PIN greatly minimizes the risk of phishing.
5. Forward "push notifications" from the developer's dashboard
Among the news introduced this year in our API, we also would like to emphasize that you can now resend to your web service the events you’re subscribed to. This way you’ll be able to reactivate the automations you have programmed.
To resend an event, go into the detail of a web hook and press the button "Resend". In a few seconds the event you're subscribed to, via the "events_url" parameter or via your Subscriptions call, will arrive to your web service.
6. Use widgets in API calls
Last year it was only possible to insert widgets using the function "Templates" from the dashboard. To improve this feature, in 2017 we have made it possible to enter widgets in your documents via your “Create Signature” calls. This way you can have the default widgets in one place, and you can use different documents.
- Look at these examples to learn how to work with widgets from the API.
7. Personalized SMS messages
Among the interesting improvements we've introduced this year, we also want to mention the magic words in your signature requests via SMS: words with which you can write the variables of your SMS sendings in order to personalize your communications. These words will be replaced by the name of the signer, the name of the sender or the name of the document.
- Here you will find the list of all magic words.
We hope all these developments have helped you make the most of our electronic signature solution in 2017. And we encourage you to remain vigilant to all developments we’ll launch in 2018, which will continue to help you further optimize document management processes within your company.
That said, we wish you a Merry Christmas and we hope that 2018 comes brimming with new exciting projects for all.
This post is also available in Spanish.