Airtable Blocks

Modular apps that enable anyone to build complex software

#5 Product of the MonthMarch 2018
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Bring your workflow to life with Airtable Blocks! Blocks are modular apps you can use to enhance your Airtable bases.

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Kasra Kyanzadeh
Kasra KyanzadehMakerHiring@kasrak · Engineer at Airtable
Hey ProductHunt! Thanks to @nivo0o0 for hunting us! Today we're excited to launch Airtable Blocks. Blocks are modular apps you can use to enhance your Airtable bases. You can use Blocks to enrich your records with machine vision; manipulate objects in 3D; generate custom project dashboards with countdowns, timelines, and real-time KPI visualization; and even send SMS directly from your base. Or if you're Product Hunt, instantly translate your base of ~2000 Product Hunt LIVE interviewee quotes into any language of your choosing. 😎 Our goal with Blocks is to empower anyone, whether technical or not, to create advanced workflows powered by technology they otherwise never would have been able to access. For example, Insomniac, producer of the largest multi-day event in North America, was running into an issue at their events: an ever-growing and unmanageable lost and found. With Airtable and the Vision block (powered by Google's Cloud Vision API), they were able to automatically tag the image of every lost item with key information (color, type, brand, etc.) enabling the team at the event site to reconnect concert-goers with their belongings even faster. Childcare services startup Koru Kids, on the other hand, needed a way to manage the application, training and onboarding process for their growing network of childcare professionals, but didn't want to build the entire system in-house. With Airtable plus the send SMS block (powered by Twilio) they have a CRM and notifications system tuned perfectly to their needs. Blocks is a premium feature, but we're extending a trial to every Airtable user until March 31st, so log back in or sign up, and tell us what you think! If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to post here or email me directly at Thanks again!
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHunterHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@airtable @kasrak this is awesome. The functionality is super impressive (thank you for the early access). 😸
Pedro Wunderlich
Pedro Wunderlich@pddro · Designer of weird and silly things.
@airtable @kasrak @nivo0o0 This is extraordinary work. I can't imagine all the work that went into making all this complexity work so beautifully. An incredible technical achievement guys, congrats! Big fan of Airtable and this launch just takes it up several levels.
Stefan Dunjic
Stefan Dunjic@stefdvb · Head of Product, Joule Assets
@nivo0o0 @airtable @kasrak God damn this is 🔥. Love this product!
Kasra Kyanzadeh
Kasra KyanzadehMakerHiring@kasrak · Engineer at Airtable
@pddro thank you! We'll be publishing a blog post next week about some of the design decisions behind Blocks, stay tuned :)
Max Nucci
Max Nucci@maxnucci · Low Mango
@airtable @kasrak daily Airtable user here 👋 congrats on Blocks & new funding 💪 1. Will Blocks have any special integrations with Zapier 2. Not related to Blocks: Any ETA for webhooks on your API?
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHunterHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Congrats on the $52M in funding announcement! I will be doing everything on Airtable going forward.
Richard@chensformers · Kayson Group Ltd
"... the goal here is to boil down all of the most common sets of operations with the long tail left to the average programmers (and larger enterprises often have these kinds of highly-customized needs).". I'm sold. It's a HUGE market! One small question, how would AirTable compare against , what are the differences, pros and cons? Congrats both on launching Blocks and the astonishing new around of funding!
Emmanuel Straschnov
Emmanuel StraschnovHiring@estraschnov · Founder, Bubble
@chensformers Disclaimer: i'm founder of Bubble, hence more familiar with Bubble than Airtable. A big difference is that Bubble, in addition to the database, is built around the concept of workflows. You can say "When the user clicks on Button Save, save this in the table/database, charge a credit card, send an email (only if the user checked the box)". So it provides more flexibility, and will take a little bit more time to set up.
Brendon Rell
Brendon Rell@brendonrell · Founder at Battery Pack
Whoah! Airtable is such a powerful tool, and this take it to the next level. Feeling great about using it for some of my most important projects. Congrats team!!
The best piece of software I had in hands for years. The product is awesome in every little details. And still has a lot of features missing while already answering so many different use cases. Possibilities are endless - amazing how this is only the beginning! Congrats guys and @howietl