iframe apps and widgets

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  • Ryan Vickerman

    +100...please add this!

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  • Thomas Vaassen

    Podio, could you please provide a response on whether we could expect this feature to be included?

    It would make a world of difference for our company.

     

    Thomas

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  • Laureen Jandroep

    Our use case is we embed quizzes and similar items for our members to interact with.  Here is some typical embed code blocks we use.

    1) lectures from our provider

    <iframe src="http://cloud.aapc.com/Learning/Storyline/CPC/BusinessofMedicine/story.html" width="720" height="800"></iframe>

    2) flash cards

    <iframe class="studyStackFlashcardIframe" src="https://www.studystack.com/inewflashcard-2119910" width="850" height="440" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="overflow:hidden"></iframe>

    3)embedded gogle docs or pdfs - it looks better than using the links

    <iframe src="https://drive.google.com/a/cco.us/file/d/0B4DSSyW6_dafYVk5LTdmSVdJcHM/preview" width="800" height="800"></iframe>

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  • Ali High

    Would it matter where these extensions are shown? Is context important? (think e.g. shown inside item activity vs. in an item field vs. as a separate "app" vs. a whole new "extensions" area)
    Yes... we'd want the option basically anywhere there's a text area

    What kind of extensions would you imagine benefit most from this?
    Everything and anything, it would give us so much more control and ability to customise, and integrate other tools, making the user experience what the user actually wants it to be

    Is this only showing information, or also receiving user input?
    Both information and input.... playing a video, showing and editing a google calendar for those who want to click on a box and type to get their information in the calendar (not possible with Podio Calendar when I last looked into it)

    Are they short interactions or would they be places were users get a lot of work done?
    Possibly both

    Do these embedded extensions live on their own or do they need to integrate into other parts of Podio (e.g. notifications, tasks, contacts) to work?
    Integrated

     

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  • Christian Kirring

    One very simple use case:

    “Iframes in an app”

    A company in the renewable energy industry uses Podio for the majority of the business management. Their business is dependent on the finical markets, so the wants to monitor the stock market for Vestas wind energy. An “app” iframe with this src: http://markets.on.nytimes.com/research/stocks/tools/analysis_tools.asp?symbol=vws

    Would be very handy.

    Another handy use for an app iframe:

    A Company does project management in Podio, but there is an old/other system for the imployers to rapport overtime.  A app iframe showing the webpage of the that system, could be handy, when the employer has ended the reporting on a project, they are typing in any overtime in the old system.

    The examples above are not crucial, as you could just open a new tab on your browser. On the other hand Podio and a (or some) extra systems could be seen as “one” This could be a major advanced for some companies.

     

    Iframes in calculations:

    This could be very cool!  If the iframe scr could use the variables in the app, it would open a lot of possibilities.

    Fx.

    A company has a number of leads in a Podio app. A sales person is going to contact the lead, and offer them a deal. As the sales person goes through the leads, there is a small iframe window showing the credit Score of the company, bases on the VAT number of the company, and an external service offering credit risk services.

    Another example:
    A company uses Podio for support. When a customer calls and complains about not being able to pay in the webshop of the company, the support person look up the customer in a Podio App. In the app there Is an iframe showing the status of the webhosting- and payment gateway provider.

     I think there are a lot of possibilities ! :-)

     

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  • Kent Watson

    Yes I would definitely use this as a dashboard solution.  I would have an app that contained a field (or multiple fields) to contain my PowerBI Reports embed code.  You can see an example of the embed code, and an example of the report.

     

    Alternatively, for me at least, you could create reports that can easily be filtered directly from the report as shown in mine. 

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  • Olivier Vernin

    An iframe will still be very important for us. So let me share our use case. We are providing land documentation in developping countries, the data collection include a lot of profile information and some GPS mapping of the parcel. Those data are fed into a podio app. Then the role our officers is to control all the profile data and the geotrace (for example if it is overlapping with previously mapped parcels). In order to be able to get our business going we injected the iframe via a chrome extension (see screen shot). However since Chrome v57 it's not possible to inject an iframe in an existing page from a different domain, so the support of iframe within podio would be really helpfull. See a screenshot below.

     

    Would it matter where these extensions are shown? Is context important? (think e.g. shown inside item activity vs. in an item field vs. as a separate "app" vs. a whole new "extensions" area)
    For us it should be a podio type that can be used within an item. One should be able to set the URL of the source, the height and the CSP.

    The width can be a simple 100% so that it doesn't mess up the design.

    For the src URL, one should be able to use variables of the item to contexualize the URL like https://mydomain.net/parcel/[item(parcel_code)].

    The height can have a max globally.

    For the CSP, it should not be in the iframe podio type but an workspace level prefence. So that the admin of a workspace can describe what is allowed in term of security within this space https://content-security-policy.com/ Also the CSP should only allow HTTPS sources.

    What kind of extensions would you imagine benefit most from this?

    see my previous screenshot, edit parcel geometries on online map.

     

    Is this only showing information, or also receiving user input?

    The iframe is clearly for receiving user input. However how the iframe interact back with the podio item is tricky from a security point of view. What we currenly do is that the service providing the map also get the podio access token of this user, so this service can make an API call on behalf of the user and change the podio item.

    Are they short interactions or would they be places were users get a lot of work done?
    always difficult to assess what one's mean by 'short' or 'a lot'. Currently our officiers are doing a lot of short interactions :)

    Do these embedded extensions live on their own or do they need to integrate into other parts of Podio (e.g. notifications, tasks, contacts) to work?

    At the moment, live on their own.

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  • Andy Morris

    Dude this would be so useful. I would want to use it both in app filed either as part of calculation or field on its own. Then i could show a screen from another software right where I want to see it.  I would want to use it both to input and output.

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  • Seth

    There are only two reasons my company will leave Podio. To privately host our own data or have the ability to include "widgets" and other functionality like Google Calendar in our workspace. (I have spent way too much time trying to get Podio's calendar options to work the way we want them)

     

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  • Glenn Deuman

    This feature would open up many options for our organization as well. Since this feature request is getting close to a decade old, some clarity on whether Podio will ever consider developing it would be helpful. 

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  • Hitesh Pathak

    Any updates on this feature request? I'd love to be able to embed custom JavaScript visualizations on podio, the possibilities are endless. Please let us know Podio team.

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