We hear a lot about JS SDK documentation, API documentation, CSS documentation, and other subscription platform documentation.
However, it’s a moot point if you don’t have a solid understanding of what exactly is documentation in the first place, as well as what it can offer your business.
Keep on reading for a breakdown of what documentation does, as well as the many forms it takes. Moreover, we’ll take a deep dive about specific application elements can only be built with documentation at hand.
Subscription Platform Documentation: The Basics
The truth of the matter is that you probably have a website. This website is created and maintained by programmers of all shapes and stripes.
However, if you’re not heavily involved in the tech field, you probably wouldn’t know a simple truth. Every piece of code needs documentation, specifically reliable documentation.
In short, documentation helps programmers keep track of all the aspects involved in creating —and maintaining— an application. In addition, programmers use documentation to improve the quality of a software product.
The quality of any type of software is based on certain elements. These elements are development, maintenance, and knowledge transfer between developers. With documentation set up correctly, your software’s information will be secure, easily accessible, and help users learn how to use your program quickly and efficiently.
Pelcro’s Subscription Platform Documentation
Now that you have a good idea about what documentation can bring to the table, here’s what Pelcro’s documentation can do.
Instead of trying to get different documentations for every single 3rd-party platform, you have Pelcro’s documentation that will automatically do the integration part for you.
Examples of eligible 3rd-party platforms:
- Customer Data Platforms (CDPs): from Lytics to BlueConic
- Email Service Providers (ESPs): MailChimp, Salesforce, Constant Contact, and many more
- Native Mobile Apps: Apple in-app purchases
Customization and Actions on Your Platform
By using our own SDKs for our default UX, we have the ability to customize your whole platform according to your preferences. A great example of our SDK in action would be our implementations with MishMash’s L’Actualite.
Take a look at our MishMash case study here.
Furthermore, using our webhooks documentation enables us to send custom welcome emails and invoices. This gives the marketing team full-customization capabilities in regards to the content, designs, and the method of delivery.
General Documentation Benefits
You’ll find documentation efforts mainly focused on the following specific application components.
Your Server Environments
If you want a smoothly-functioning application, then thorough documentation is a must for setting up application environments.
This documentation will tackle the present location as well as a function of the underlying system running your services. For example, documentation will include the application name/version, server name, IP, code directory, URL to the application, operating system, user account information and a point of contact.
A database is where you have all the mandatory application information. This information can encompass porting, reverting, migrating, and sharding.
Documentation comes in when you’re bringing modifications and additions to your database. These modifications can be for your database structure, types, adding indexes and keys. With documentation, these changes are much easier to implement, as well as debug.
Your Application Installation
Having installation and configuration documents are a blessing when your developers need to set up new application environments.
Great documentation should be a breeze to follow so that anyone can implement the steps, and install an application with no issues.
Furthermore, having these steps will help the application installer prevent future problems of missing parts of the application, which in turn, would prevent the application from running.
Ready to Have Your Subscription Platform Documentation Setup?
Documentation is a core part of application creation and maintenance. This is why it’s essential to have a solid understanding of what it entails.
With newer applications popping up at every corner, we know that it can be a bit overwhelming having to deal with documentation on top of setting up your applications. Thus, you can schedule a demo with our team, and they can show you what documentation can help your business take it to the next level.
Mohanad is the head of content at Pelcro and the unicorn of the marketing department. Most of the time he is learning a new language or indulging in his geeky tendencies, and other times he is figuring out new recipes to cook in his spare time.