No-Code November 23, 2020

🔥 Roast My SaaS – No-code automation platform

Alexander Alimovs @aalimovs

After some time in private beta, Automations.io is ready for public roasting! 🔥

It's built a no-code automation platform, with built-in form builder and human tasks.

This means you can build workflows that for example can start with a "Request a refund" form, that will then create a task for person to manually approve or reject it, before processing the refund or adding it to Airtable.

Make sure to check the product tour video.

To get access to beta, go to https://app.automations.io/signup and use the invitation code washyourhands It's a stay safe COVID reminder for everyone :)

You can find documentation and guides here https://help.automations.io/docs.

If there is an integration missing that you want to use, please let us know! We'll add it for you :)

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    Hey Alexander, this looks great. I’ve been a big fan of Zapier for a long time, but this almost feels like a step beyond Zapier. Workflow tools are incredibly important. I remember (before I learned to code) being so frustrated at having to ask developers on the team to implement functionality that a user might not even touch. Then, when I did learn to code, I found myself wanting to automate things without me having to take the time to build it.

    So, I’m excited about what you’ve built.

    One thing you may consider is adding pricing to your site. Trust me, I understand the reasons not to add pricing, but if you consider Zapier your competition (maybe you don’t?), you’ll likely struggle with not having pricing when they do. No pricing page in most people’s minds means “too expensive.”

    1. 2

      Thanks!

      We're currently in beta, so haven't published pricing yet, hence also the use of invitation code to sign up.

      But I completely understand, you've got a very valid point. Two things on pricing - we'll be more affordable and we'll be giving out huge discounts to early adopters who sign up now.

      1. 2

        Makes total sense! Good luck to you!

  2. 1

    What do you call digital robots (RPA)?
    Is that equivalent to import.io functionality integrated into your service?

    If so, that could be the USP:
    "Workflow without the work. Human takeover when needed, robots for everything else".

  3. 1

    How is it different than Zapier is something you need to answer up front.

    1. 1

      Thanks @joshdance will try make it clearer

  4. 1

    This is awesome. Wishing you good luck and all the success.

  5. 1

    Does it need to have email providers to email me everytime I received a form submission?

    Can I use my own form style?

    Can I insert it in a wordpress post?

    Looks amazing btw. Nice job it looks a bit easier to use than zapier.

    What's your pricing range?

    1. 1

      We have a built-in ability to send emails without connecting a provider. But you can also connect SendGrid, Mailgun, etc if necessary.

      Yes you can use your own forms, e.g. with something like:

      <form action="api.automations.io/forms/3f45e" method="POST">
          <input name="fullName" type="text">
          <input name="emailAddress" type="email">
          <button type="submit">
              Submit Form
          </button>
      </form>
      

      This is enough to submit a form and start an automation. You can add forms to WordPress posts too. You can read about these forms here.

      We haven't released pricing yet since we're in beta. But I can tell you two things - we'll be more affordable and we'll be giving out huge discounts to early adopters who sign up now.

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