💡Feature Idea: Export/Import a MURAL in JSON format
Example 1: Backing up MURAL boards
I love using MURAL boards to drive team projects or run workshops. However, once the activities are over, I don't need to MURAL boards cluttering up my workspace. But I don't want to delete them. I wish I could make a backup copy, knowing I could import it back into MURAL if needed.
Also, I experiment with different layouts etc., and I wish I could grab a snapshot of a version of a board, knowing I could import that version back into MURAL if needed.
Example 2: Sharing MURAL boards
For a recent conference presentation, my team wanted to make example MURAL boards available in GitHub. The only way we could do it was to download our boards as PDFs and then share that in GitHub. That meant that anybody who wanted to run with our sample MURAL ideas would have to manually create their MURALs from scratch based on how our PDFs looked. Yuck.
I wish we could have exported the sample boards in JSON format and then put that in GitHub. That way, anybody who liked our idea could grab the JSON files from GitHub and import them into their own workspace.
Example 3: Analyzing information in a MURAL board
Our team was using workshops with MURAL to collect input for a variety of initiatives. After our information-gathering workshops were over, we needed to download all the input everybody gave us for analysis. So, we used the existing download-to-csv functionality, and created a script to post-process the results
P.S. I guess XML would be an ok format too. But JSON seems to be more popular these days. (To be honest, even HTML would be better than the current options.)