Allow external posting to hubspot blog via an App
With the increased adoption of mobile devices & their usage there needs to be a way to post articles to our hubspot blog outside of logging into hubspot. Look at the iPad app Blogsy which would allow us to post via xml-rpc. This will reduce the friction currently in place at hubspot with wanting to create a new article.
This now exists in a couple of ways:
1) Set up a custom integration and post the blog content to the HS app via COS Blog API – http://developers.hubspot.com/docs/methods/blogv2/post_blog_posts
2) Use Evernote and post new blogs there and send them to HubSpot using our Zapier: https://zapier.com/zapbook/evernote/hubspot/1364/create-hubspot-blog-post-from-evernote-notes/
Agreed Yoav. I love Hubspot but it lacks even a way to have bloggers on the account login and post to their assigned blog. Having something like XML-RPC URL would allow us to at least use an app to get around this. Currently, we have to make any blogger an admin to allow them to go to their blog and administer it. This seems to be a startling limitation. Looking forward to the new platform Jeremy is referring to.
Yoav Shapira commented
David, also note that the blog API, available now (docs at http://developers.hubspot.com/docs/endpoints#blog-api), facilitates posting from any device. It's not a native mobile app, however ;(
The stuff Jeremy (above) is building is very cool.
Yes blogging with hubspot via iPad is very necessary. We don't want to leave Hubspot. We love Hubspot, but we're so much more efficient at trade shows with our iPads than a clunky laptop. Not having that capability has been frustrating. We can do virtually everything else mobile via our tablet, except blog.
AdminJeremy Crane (Admin, HubSpot) commented
Great idea David, thanks for posting. This is very much on our radar for our new blog platform we are developing. In the next few months we'll be rolling into a Beta testing period on that.