Step-by-step guide: How to Create a Postman App for Zapier

Hi everyone,

I’ve been exploring Postman APIs within Zapier and created a step-by-step guide on building a Postman app for Zapier.

It focuses on the Collections API (the trigger notifies for new collections), but can be expanded for various Postman scenarios whether it’s syncing, notifying, or other actions in conjunction with Zapier.

The guide covers

  1. How to install the Platform CLI and log in.
  2. Steps to initialize a new Zapier app.
  3. The process for authenticating with Postman.
  4. Detailed instructions for creating a trigger

For a detailed walkthrough, visit the full guide here.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts if you end up trying it out!

Lola

I can provide some feedback.

I got a bit confused by terminology here. At first I thought you wanted to use Postman as middleware to call the API’s. (Which I was going to say “please don’t”).

The headline states “How to Create a Postman App for Zapier” but it sounds like the use case is more “How to Integrate Postman with Zapier workflows”.

Zapier is the tool you are using, and you want to integrate it with Postman (and Google Drive and Teams according to the User Stories).

It looks like you are only interacting with the collections on a basic level (you don’t want to execute the collections per se).

The “As a, I want, so that” elements in the User Stories are just high level requirements. They aren’t testable in their own right.

Ideally you also need to include the Given\When\Then statements which give the fine detail of the requirement and are also the tests.

This should make it much clearer what the deliverable for the feature is.

Where in the link you provided does it detail the authentication methods for Postman. I can only see the links in the technical considerations section. Or are we expected to click the “I shared a tutorial link” for that? Where is the step by step guide?

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Thanks for checking this out @michaelderekjones . I actually posted the wrong link to the tutorial in the above post. That’s my error and it’s updated now! Here’s the updated which is the actual guide to building the integration not the piece on planning.