Low-code back-end efficiency unlocked with Buildship & the Rowy Trigger

Securing and speeding up your back-end development

Securing and speeding up your back-end development

In the fast-paced realm of app development, efficiency and automation are not just buzzwords—they are the cornerstones of innovative and scalable projects.

BuildShip’s latest offering, Rowy Trigger, is a testament to this philosophy. It’s an ingenious low-code feature that effortlessly manipulates your Firebase Firestore data, revolutionizing the way you construct your applications. Connect I/O has been a proud partner of BuildShip since its inception, witnessing firsthand its impressive evolution. In the video below, we delve into how BuildShip’s innovative no-code platform has revolutionized backend development, making it more accessible and efficient. As leaders in mobile app development, we at Connect I/O are continually impressed by BuildShip’s capabilities in enhancing our project’s speed and quality, especially for our bespoke Android and iOS applications.

What is a Rowy Trigger?

For those already enamored with Rowy and its ability to present Firestore data in an accessible spreadsheet format, Rowy Trigger is a game-changer. This innovative solution from BuildShip automates your workflow within your Firestore database. Whether a Firestore document is created, updated, or deleted, Rowy Trigger can initiate a BuildShip workflow to react to these modifications in real-time.

The Power of Automation

Imagine adding a new entry to your database and having Rowy Trigger automatically format data, integrate with third-party platforms, dispatch emails, or even interact with other APIs. This level of automation not only streamlines your processes but also secures and expedites your development cycle.

Setting Up Your First Rowy Trigger

Let’s dive into the setup process using a practical example—the Google Vision template provided by BuildShip. This template allows image analysis to identify objects within an image, a perfect scenario to showcase the prowess of Rowy Trigger.

Step 1: Preparing the Template

Firstly, we have our Rowy project set up to take in an image and return the objects identified within it. The initial step involves removing the REST API call from the template and replacing it with a Rowy Trigger.

Step 2: Configuring Rowy Trigger

For Rowy Trigger configuration, you need your project ID, which can be easily copied from the Rowy interface. Then, add an extension in Rowy and choose to trigger our workflow when a document is created or a specified field is changed—in this case, ‘image’. Click ADD extension -> Change trigger -> Workflow based on document’s state -> Save and Deploy

Step 3: Integrating with your Firestore data

Once deployed in Rowy, head back to Buildship and replace the return trigger with a Firestore node. Specify the project ID, trigger node, document path, and the field you wish to update in the Firestore document. Update Firestore field value -> Project ID -> Trigger node -> Document path -> Field key -> Save

Step 4: Testing the Trigger

Back in Rowy, add a new row with an image to test the trigger. For instance, upload an image of a couch. Once uploaded, Rowy Trigger will process the image through BuildShip and update the identified objects with accuracy and dimensions back into Firestore.

The Future of Low-Code App Development

With Rowy Trigger, you can streamline your workflow, enhance efficiency, and focus on crafting incredible apps. Embrace the future of app development by integrating Rowy Trigger into your projects and witness a transformative shift in your development process.

BuildShip’s Rowy Trigger is more than just a feature; it’s a strategic tool that places the future of app development in your hands. By automating mundane tasks, it allows developers to concentrate on innovation and creativity. So, why wait? Experience the power of Rowy Trigger and elevate your app development journey to unprecedented heights. Happy building!