A lot of wpDataTables users were asking us if we can somehow integrate the power of our tables and charts manager with the power of Gravity Forms, which has been a niche-leading form builder for WordPress for over a decade now.
The most challenging here was the complexity of Gravity Forms, and the data generated by this tool. Forms can be one-page or multi-page, fields can consist of one or multiple inputs, data in the fields can be of date, time, file, or even table format, which makes the task of preparing the entry data in table output quite complicated.
One more key challenge was the ability to call editing functionality directly out of wpDataTables as it wasn’t an anticipated use case for Gravity developers.
We integrated deeply with Gravity Forms API, having to extend it in several places to ensure compatibility with wpDataTables.
We implemented the integration in 2017, and now have 40+ new users each month for this product. They provide us with great insights and ideas on how to make the tool better, and we keep improving it accordingly.