The whole platform has been designed around the concept of apps.

An app is an independent piece of software, that can be hosted anywhere & installed in your Rimdian workspace in order to extend the platform’s capabilities. It can be a simple script that runs a periodic task, or a complex web application with specific data tables and logic.

Apps capabilities

  • Embed their own UI in the platform’s Console
  • Filter & transform incoming data
  • Listen to events with webhooks
  • Add columns to existing tables to store additional information
  • Create new tables to store custom data
  • Register tasks to be executed on a schedule
  • Access the platform’s API to read and write data
  • Execute SQL & analytics queries on the platform’s database

Example of apps

  • Data import - Import data from external sources, like your own databases, or third-party APIs.
  • Data enrichment - Add additional information to your data, like geolocation, weather, or company information.
  • Data transformation - Convert data from one format to another, or filter out irrelevant information.
  • Data forwarding - Send data to external systems, like Google Ads Enhanced Conversions or Meta Conversion API…
  • Data visualization - Create custom dashboards and reports.
  • AI & ML - Train models and make predictions based on the whole dataset.
  • New features - Add new features to the platform, like an affiliate marketing program, loyalty program…

Types of apps

There are two types of apps:

  • Public apps - Apps that are available to all Rimdian users. They are listed in the upcoming App Store and can be installed by anyone.
  • Private apps - Apps that are only available to your organization. They are not listed in the App Store and can only be installed by uploading their manifest.json file.

Apps states

An app can be in one of the following states:

  • Initializing - The app has been installed, its eventual tasks, hooks, extra columns, and tables are created but not enabled yet. In this state the app shows you a setup wizard to configure it.
  • Active - The app is running and its tasks & hooks are active.
  • Stopped - The app is stopped and its tasks & hooks are disabled, but its extra columns and tables are still available with their data.
  • Deleted - The app has been deleted and its tasks, hooks, extra columns, and tables are removed.