Custom notifications using Box API
Using Box API there is no way to create custom user notifications. It might be helpful to send some information to the customer that some documents have been moved, imported, etc. A user can monitor the folder but this would be a valuable extension for the API for platform developers.
Thanks, this is a great suggestion but not one that is currently on our roadmap. In the mean time, you can consider using Webhooks to get relevant events and make use of a simple transactional email/sms API such as those provided by Twilio/Sendgrid or Amazon SES to send notifications based on those events.
Cristyn Kells commented
We would like for specific users to be notified if someone (clients) upload a file to their specific folder in Box. There appears to be the ability to override the notifications for a specific folder, via settings on that folder, however we want to avoid doing this manually - We will have certain staff receiving notifications on hundreds of folders and if that staff member leaves and is replaces then we don't want to have to manually update the notifications for every single folder manually.
Is there any ability to update email notifications via the Box API? Or any other way to update notifications on many folders simultaneously?
I think this is a great idea. Every organization's workflow (and utilization of Box) is different. And with other (CMS) systems, it is usually possible to create workflows & notifications on almost any actions.