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Welcome to Atomic! If this is your first time here, and you want to jump straight in, use these guides can get up and running.


Want to learn more before jumping in? Get familiar with the Atomic docs.

Creating your first Action Flow

Create your first Action Flow and use it to send yourself an test in-app action card and push notification all from within the Workbench

  1. Log into the Workbench at
  2. From the Action Cards dashboard, select Create Action Flow then choose 'Sample Card' to create a basic Action Flow pre-configured with one Send card step, which is connected to a ready-made example card template.
  3. Click 'Atomic Connect' then click Open in browser to open Atomic Connect in a new tab - this is where you can receive any test card you send yourself.
  4. Return to the Atomic workbench, then type CMD+Enter(Mac) or CTRL+Enter(Windows), or click the Test Action Flow button in the bottom-left corner of the canvas.
  5. Press 'Send' to have Atomic send a test event that triggers your Action Flow.
  6. Switch tab back to Atomic Connect. After a few seconds, your test action card will Arrive - to see it, click the icon in the bottom-right of the screen. Tip: to change from 'launcher' to a different preview in Atomic Connect, open the menu by clicking the menu icon in the top right and changing the 'variant' - try 'standalone'.

Well done! Ready to learn more? Jump into how Atomic works, read more about Action Flows, cards and push notifications. Or read about the customer data model in Atomic, themes, streams and stream containers. Stuck or want a guided tour? We'd love to help.

Installing the Atomic SDKs into your web or mobile app

Atomic's software development kits (SDKs) are code modules you include in your web and mobile apps that take care of displaying cards, communicating with the Atomic platform to receive cards and card-data, track events and handle authentication.

  • Check out the SDK integration article for an overview on how they work, how to integrate within your apps and how to get started
  • Jump into the SDK guides to find the SDKs relevant to your apps, and learn more about how to configure them

Atomic also provides testing apps that you can use to send yourself test cards and notifications.

Triggering an Action Flow from a third-party system

There are many ways to trigger Action Flows, including using customer segment triggers and manually within the workbench and with batch files. There are also numerous ways to trigger Action Flows from 3rd party systems, including:

Become an expert

There are six main sections in the Atomic docs to help you master Atomic


Type CMD+K(Mac) or CTRL+K(Windows) to bring the the docs search. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to reach out.

Quick start

The quick start section helps you take your very first steps with Atomic

User guide

A detailed reference guide covering core concepts of the Atomic solution, how to configure and use them within the Workbench, and how to customize your Atomic organization and environments, covering:

SDK guide

Our SDK installation and configuration guides covering each SDK Atomic supports

API reference

Overviews and examples of how to interact with Atomic APIs. This reference supports the Atomic API OpenAPI spec.

Integration guide

A starting point to help you plan where and how to integrate Atomic with your existing systems, plus guides on using Atomic's integrations with Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Marketo and Google Analytics.


A glossary of key terms and pathway to report any concerns you have are both located in our resources area.


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