November 23, 2015
If you're ever on Giphy.com and find an awesome GIF to put it in your email, you have to download the image to your computer and then upload it in to your email. But not with Mixmax - we believe in bringing the web to your email authoring experience. So in Mixmax when you paste the Giphy URL such as http://giphy.com/gifs/excited-the-office-yes-t3Mzdx0SA3Eis into your email, it'll be automatically replaced with the actual GIF. Magic.
At least that's how it should work. We first need to build it using the Mixmax SDK Link Resolver framework. Fortunately we've written some open source code to get you started. Here are the steps:
git clone https://github.com/mixmaxhq/giphy-example-link-resolver
npm installand then
npm start. You shouldn't see any errors and it should say
[nodemon] starting `node server.js`
Now refresh Gmail and you should be able to paste in the Giphy URL
http://giphy.com/gifs/excited-the-office-yes-t3Mzdx0SA3Eis and have it be replaced with the real GIF. Explore the code and make changes, and build your own!