EDIT: HN link here http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4723588
I don't have a personal agenda other than good citizenship and concern for best practices that affect the community.
If you're dumping a file to my Dropbox, why do you need full read access to all folders?
If you adding a note to Evernote, why do you need full r/w access to my entire note store?
The simple answer is often it's not needed. For example, Wappwolf gets it right in this case (http://i.imgur.com/Ug5Fi.png), by allowing the freedom to choose.
Sure it's simply easier and less hassle for a startup to deal with things like users privacy concerns.
However, if anything, it's an opportunity for you guys to be leading and setting the example in restricted, 'only what you require', SaaS security model.
This idea of giving exponentially more startups, complete access to your increasingly critical online services, does not seem wise at all.
Apologies for a bit of a rant, just rather passionate about this issue, and hope you guys will take it seriously :)
Actually wasn't concerned with timelines, but rather a principle statement of agreement or disagreement. Of course there are pragmatic issues, but also its very easy for startups in public diplomatic relations to say "yup sure" and have little interest in following through. (not saying that is necessarily the case here of course)
Hence why I was raising the question at the principle level, rather than a specific feature level to be slotted in with all the other todo's.
Like I said before.. I have personally nothing to gain from this implementation. But if it takes more users to request it then so be it for you to notice then so be it. I will continue to raise awareness of the greater issue here. (Beyond Zapier as well)
It is irrelevant if someone is paying customer or not, as you have no idea how much future business they will do with your company, or what blogger or friend of the press she or he talks to at social gathering etc etc.
A simple "Yup you're right privacy is important. Thanks for the headsup, we are gonna work on it!" would be a more effective response (assuming it's true).
Or if that's not true then:
"Well, we not sure if it's important but lets see if more users request it and if they pay us, then will probably look into it! :)"
I also integrate GitHub with HipChat, but don't need Zapier for that. Anyone else do any integrations with HipChat they find useful?
* churns in Stripe trigger a message in the chat room, we always try to
follow up immediately and figure out why
* specific support requests or emails also trigger in the chat room
* Google alert RSS feeds for Zapier also dump mentions of Zapier across
the web into the chat room
* we have another chat account called the ZapBot. he's a bit foul mouthed,
but anyone can control him through a Gtalk->HipChat zap we set up.
Great idea and execution, and actually a startup I like.
Please post some technical details on how on earth you connected all this stuff (in general terms without divulging any secret sauce).
Any chance Zoho Creator is coming soon?