During QuickBooks Connect 2015, I had the great opportunity to facilitate a panel with four of our existing developers:
- Colin Hewitt, CEO and co-founder of Float
- Shaun Clark, Founder and CEO of InvoiceSherpa
- Ben Zittlau, Director of Engineering at Jobber
- Matt Gritters, Lead Developer at SalesPad
We talked about their experiences developing apps that integrate with QuickBooks and what it’s like working with Intuit. Along the way, they had a few nuggets of sage advice for new developers just getting started.
In this clip, Matt shares how SalesPad set out to solve a real customer pain point:
Here, Shaun shares how he got started, the importance of iterating on your first idea, and pivoting as you gain customer feedback:
In this clip, Ben shares some very practical advice (echoed recently by our own Peter Lavelle) on how to build software resilient to failures in other systems:
Watch as Colin cautions the audience to not keep adding new features early on; first make sure you can do one simple thing really well:
Finally, hear how Shaun followed one of our top recommended best practices and got in touch with a ProAdvisor to get honest feedback on his application:
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