Zapier is an amazing tool that acts as "glue" between 2000+ different apps. Think of it as an automated and highly configurable import/export tool. You can export data from one place, send it to another, and perform different actions on that data.
Bannerbear is an API for generating images. You design a template (or grab one from the library) and then feed in data using the API to generate images based off that template e.g. with different texts, colors and background images.
Zapier + Bannerbear is a powerful way of using the Bannerbear API without writing code. Using the Bannerbear Zapier integration you can send data from thousands of different apps into Bannerbear, and you can also instantly perform actions when Bannerbear generates new images.
In this tutorial we will connect the New York Times + Zapier + Bannerbear to automatically generate an Instagram Story-size article preview image, every time the NYT publishes a new article. Here is a sample of the end result: