@Parker is indeed right!
Webhooks are basically big if statements for the internet, or in other words, a statement that says if X happens, do Y. For example, if I make a Starling payment, play some music!
Although you may not be familiar with the term ‘webhooks’, IFTTT and Zapier are both examples of webhook services, both of which you can use with the Starling API via the ‘Webhook’ options in both services.
We really pride ourselves on our open API here at Starling, which really empowers developers to link directly into Starling accounts and start building! Our developer documentation is quite detailed, providing live code examples and more - have a little look around on our developer portal if you’re interested. As well as being great for developers, our API is also the driving force behind all of our marketplace integrations, payment services engine and more!
For a bit of context, it’s worth mentioning that webhooks have actually been available for quite some time for Developers, but only for Registered Applications, and not for Developers on their own account (hence these are called ‘personal access webhooks’). They’ve been our most heavily requested developer feature for quite some time now!
I wrote the code behind these webhooks, so if you have any other questions, feel free to let me know