Plugin services allow you to run backend code on our servers to communicate with the Zengine REST API and other systems. Plugin services are specialized Node.js apps that receive data from our app and have built-in methods for communicating back with our API.
Plugin services are meant to act as a go-between from our app and other services. They receive data from the Zengine app or can fetch additional data from the REST API. Our API library allows you to make API requests as the user running your plugin. For instance, a user could click a button in your frontend plugin that makes a request to your plugin service. Your plugin service can then fetch tasks assigned to that user, send the user an email reminder, then return a successful result back to the user’s browser.