Ok. 100% what I was actually looking for is in Data Management: Users.
Since I raised a false issue, let me jump to my end-goal, automated syncing of users in and out of your backendless back-end.
This is a chat I had with PieSync, which I thought would be suitable, as I already use their service.
What do you think?
Glamo: What are my options with your product? Can I develop a custom sync on my own between Backendless and Google Contacts? (I still want Google to be the ultimate source of truth). Data will them flow from Google Contacts to amoCRM. The assumption is of course I will figure out a solution for segments 100%. If segmenting isn’t preserved, it would be rather bad…not quite useless, but bad
I am aware of Segment.com, which acts as middleware for cases like this, but PieSync doesn’t integrate with them, so…
This 3-way sync feature is a keystone for my use case. I need a full 360 view in all three apps, not just have all the the contacts replicated, but their segmenting as well.
I am not informed enough to even begin assessing what needs to be done and where. I can program, but that that’s still down the line, I’m just stating my needs for now.
PieSync: Hey there - we’re actually constantly releasing connectors…And we do take requests. Based on popular demand we code what ppl vote for. However Backendless doesn’t seem like it can completely align into our data model, can it? Does it come with a fixed contacts object? I can’t find it in their API at first sight.
A service like Segment is not something we’re likely to integrate with either - they really are a data conduit just like we are Personally I don’t think a perfect 3-way sync is going to be easily achievable here, so you’ll have to compromise, having 1 or 2 apps be a slave to your Backend(less).
Ultimately, we’re a simple connector app for SME’s where we want to deliver direct app-to-app connections. We’re not optimizing our product to fulfill many technical side requirements I’m afraid!
Glamo: Well ok with Backendless as master, but that assumes TWO non-existing integrations, instead of just one. Like, Google Gontacts - amoCRM is at least a thing already
Also, I have no insight beyond this link. There is an API, whether it matches your user model I don’t know https://backendless.com/d…
The user schema can be set up by the developer https://backendless.com/d…
PieSync: Because of that free form factor, a 2-way backendless integration for PieSync would not make sense for us at this time. We cannot support it. This is one for our (very) long term project of giving developers the ability to plug in their own proprietary API into our sync engine, instead of us building a sync for an app that is meant to work for a global audience.