Notion Public API Beta Released!
May 14, 2021 02:58 PM
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May 14, 2021 03:11 PM
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On May 13th 2021 the Notion Public API Beta was released for all plans! This is super exciting for those using Notion who want to extend its capabilities. I want to capture some initial ideas that come to mind of things which can be built from the viewpoint of a developer that loves working with clients to achieve their goals.
As I've started following more and more "Notion Consultants" on Twitter I've been surprised to see a surprising amount of expert Notion users who are making a side-hustle or even full-time living off of Notion consultancy. Not surprised because I didn't think it was possible, but surprised to hear there are customers out there - it's great! I think customers are going to be looking to Notion Consultants to help them elevate their Notion workspaces to the next level with automation.
I'm not a Notion Consultant, but as a Software Developer there are some really interesting things Notion can now be used for, and it may mean I need to learn some of the advanced tricks in Notion!

Notion Powered E-Commerce

There's nothing stopping a user using a Notion database to power an E-Commerce website. I'd imagine the following technology stack
  • Notion as a product database
  • Stripe for payments
  • Next.JS for static site generation and incremental static regeneration
This would allow small shop owners and digital goods merchants to sell their products using a backend that they're familiar with! It strikes me as awful similar to Strapi and how that enables you to build an API essentially. With Notion I suppose there's nothing that would stop you integrating your existing processes into your products database. Someone could make an easy-to-hack solution for this, a SaaS business, and freelance developers can build out this kind of functionality with their clients.

Notion Powered Blog/Website

Many have already created services that allow you to build blogs and websites from your Notion pages. Super and Potion are a couple examples that come to mind. This website itself is powered by this great Next.JS template! These services can now migrate to an official API and perhaps achieve a friendlier integration than before!

What Else?

As I think of more things I'll probably update this page. I think the future of Notion is really exciting with the release of the Public API and I can't wait to see how things progress with it. Want to work with a developer to see what's possible? Please do get in touch with me by filling out this form!