November 30, 2015
Mixmax is a powerful email platform that brings the power of the web to your email authoring experience. Our Enhancements bring complex workflows - scheduling a meeting, creating a survey, formatting a code sample - directly to the email without ever leaving your compose window.
Today we're going to solve another excruciating painpoint around email workflow. One that we've all felt every day, and wasted countless hours working around... Embedding a hilarious GIF in your email. That's right, we're going to make a Mixmax Enhancement that makes it really easy to search for and embed an animated GIF in your email. Like the previous parts of the blog series building a Slash Command and Link Resolver, we're continuing with the Giphy theme. This time we're building the full-on Mixmax Enhancement.
Fortunately, we've open sourced some code to help you get started. Here are the steps:
git clone https://github.com/mixmaxhq/giphy-mixmax-app
npm installand then
npm start. You shouldn't see any errors and it should say
[nodemon] starting `node server.js`
|Icon Tooltip||My Giphy Picker|
|Resolver API URL||https://localhost:8910/api/resolver|
|Activate API URL||(leave blank)|
Now refresh Gmail, open a new Mixmax compose window, hover over the Enhancement picker and find "My Giphy" at the top. Search for and insert your favorite GIF!