February 16, 2016 | Lori Fraleigh

Getting Started with QuickBooks? Five Insights From Your Fellow App Developers

During QuickBooks Connect 2015, I had the great opportunity to facilitate a panel with four of our existing developers:

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.

Insight #1:

In this clip, Matt shares how SalesPad set out to solve a real customer pain point:

 

Insight #2:

Here, Shaun shares how he got started, the importance of iterating on your first idea, and pivoting as you gain customer feedback:

 

Insight #3:

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:


Insight #4:

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:

 

Insight #5:

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:

 

Looking for more highlights from QuickBooks Connect 2015? Check out our entire playlist and don’t forget to save your seat for QuickBooks Connect 2016!

Have questions or comments? Share them on our developer forums!

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