11/21/13 IPP & App Development

QuickBooks Online Tweet Chat – IPP & App Development

QuickBooks Online Tweet Chat – IPP & App Development

11/21/2013 #QBOChat Transcript

  1. Welcome everyone to our weekly #QBOchat. Please introduce yourselves to the group -> Name, location and what you are #thankful for.
  2. IPP or API – want to know what’s what? Follow @davidleary at the #QBOchat starting now
  3. David Leary – Tucson – Developer Evangelist – @Intuit Partner Platform – I’m thankful for my developers, + #QBOchat of course ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Hey everyone! Cathy Iconis here in Atlanta and I’m #thankful for my family and new dog! #qbochat
  5. Today @davidleary with the #IntuitApps team will be joining us to talk about the Intuit Partner Platform (@ippdev). #QBOchat
  6. hi Charlie Carne here and I’m not #thankful that I’m in cold, rainy London but v #thankful to be on #qbochat
  7. @charliecarne Excited to have you! You officially made us international!! #qbochat
  8. I’m Rebecca, Atlanta, Soon to be CPA, I’m thankful for opportunities that I’ve had and my family #qbochat
  9. Remember, you can join #QBOchat on #twubs using your twitter account to get a live feed of this chat.  http://twubs.com/qbochat 
  10. Hi! It’s not a party until @tsheets shows up! RT @tsheets HELLO!!!! @davidleary & @IconisGroup and all our #qbochat friends!
  11. Welcome! RT @accountingpeace I’m Jody representing the Memphis CPAs. Hello! #qbochat
  12. @CathyIconis Busy! new client with five companies and a clueless bookkeeper, love it! You? #qbochat
  13. Welcome Meredith! RT @fundinggates Meredith here for FG today! Let’s do this! #qbochat
  14. @fundinggates Hey Meredith!! You are on my list of getting people stuff! I wish you could suck it out of me!! #qbochat
  15. Yes, Please feel free to join in. RT @MrScottClark Is #QBOchat suppose to be starting at this time now?
  16. Welcome Brent! RT @KeepingBooksCC Hi, Brent from Utah, and I am just thankful! #qbochat
  17. Welcome CharlieRT @charliecarne hi Charlie Carne here and I’m not #thankful that I’m in cold, rainy London but v #thankful to be on #qbochat
  18. @charliecarne #qbochat hahaha 2hrs till the cricket starts again! Hi all I’m Bobby, product manager for QBO UK ๐Ÿ™‚
  19. We are breaking format some today and everyone gets to ask @davidleary their questions about third-party apps. #QBOchat
  20. We’ve already collected some questions during the week and will be asking those throughout #QBOchat.
  21. This is so intimidating ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @KeepingBooksCC @davidleary you aren’t going to like my first question, haha #qbochat
  22. It can’t be worse than ours! [evil laugh] RT @KeepingBooksCC @davidleary you aren’t going to like my first question, haha #qbochat
  23. Are we taking bets on how well @davidleary can handle answer all our questions? I say he’ll rock it! #qbochat
  24. @davidleary no reason for intimidation, I just know what the answer will be, and it won’t reflect on you ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  25. Q1: What is an App? Is it something I just find on my phone? #QBOchat
  26. @KeepingBooksCC haha! It CAN do a lot and the developers are constantly building more stuff for us. #qbochat
  27. A1: a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfill a particular purpose; an application #QBOchat http://t.co/x0PEperBpb

    A1: a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfill a particular purpose; an application #QBOchat pic.twitter.com/x0PEperBpb
  28. @bobbychadha0 Yeah, it is fun to sit back and watch the feed! Feel free to chime in too. #qbochat
  29. Better late than never, we are glad to see you! RT @jazfun Sorry I’m late !! Rock it @CathyIconis @davidleary #QBOChat
  30. @tsheets I know the answer to this one but won’t steal @davidleary ‘s thunder ๐Ÿ˜› #qbochat
  31. What is an app? RT @davidleary A1: a self-contained program/piece of software designed to fulfill a purpose #QBOchat http://t.co/Lfl9dB9Hqa

    What is an app? RT @davidleary A1: a self-contained program/piece of software designed to fulfill a purpose #QBOchat pic.twitter.com/Lfl9dB9Hqa
  32. Do any developers want to share examples of what an App is? ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  33. Nail biter! RT @fundinggates @tsheets I know the answer to this one but won’t steal @davidleary ‘s thunder ๐Ÿ˜› #qbochat
  34. Thanks @tsheets & @fundinggates for joining the #QBOchat! Always great to talk with you no matter where the conversation takes place!
  35. Both @tsheets and ourselves are examples of Apps. Tsheets specializes in #TimeTracking. We specialize in #ReceivablesManagement #qbochat
  36. We thought we’d start out with an easy question. Wink! RT @davidleary @tsheets Well played, well played #qbochat
  37. I’m very new to QB Online, are there any helpful apps for inventory? #qbochat
  38. @davidleary I admit that I haven’t looked at the list in months, but it seems like a lot of funtional areas only have one app #qbochat
  39. RT @MrScottClark I’m very new to QB Online, are there any helpful apps for inventory? #qbochat
  40. @MrScottClark We have a lot of users who also use SOS Inventory. Nice guys too. #qbochat
  41. #qbochat I’m very excited bc the world is unlimited.. problem is have to delve through the world of good vs. bad
  42. @davidleary Is Intuit suppressing development, or is that just who has chosen to develop? #qbochat
  43. @KeepingBooksCC more  http://Apps.com  apps that work with QuickBooks Online will be coming soon. Right Developers??? #qbochat
  44. I just love learning how other Apps can help solve a specific problem for clients. @QBOnline can’t do it all! #qbochat
  45. RT @CathyIconis I just love learning how other Apps can help solve a specific problem for clients. @QBOnline can’t do it all! #qbochat
  46. @CathyIconis @KeepingBooksCC – And all the apps listed have gone through extensive testing in order to go live. #QBOchat
  47. @davidleary How do you decide which apps to use and which ones to let go? #QBOChat
  48. A3: 3 ways – 1) stratigic partnerships think @Square @Amex 2)  http://Apps.com  developers 3) custom developers. #QBOchat
  49. A3: (con’t) We try to provide the needed “pipes” to the QuickBooks data all 3 need. #QBOchat
  50. Exactly! RT @CathyIconis I just love learning how other Apps can help solve specific problems 4 clients. @QBOnline can’t do it all! #qbochat
  51. Love!RT @amyontwit @CathyIconis @KeepingBooksCC – And all the apps listed have gone through extensive testing in order to go live. #QBOchat
  52. Free enterprise determines that. RT @jazfun @davidleary How do you decide which apps to use and which ones to let go? #QBOChat
  53. So is the @Square integration live yet?? I’m dying for that one. #qbochat
  54. Soon, stay tuned! RT @CathyIconis So is the @Square integration live yet?? I’m dying for that one. #qbochat
  55. I would also LOVE a @PayPal integration with @QBOnline. Just answered an #intuit community question this AM about it. #qbochat
  56. RT @davidleary Soon, stay tuned! RT @CathyIconis So is the @Square integration live yet?? I’m dying for that one. #qbochat
  57. @CathyIconis We love you! Any company with hourly employees can be a fit for @tsheets #qbochat
  58. I use and support both QBO and Xero, so I do a lot of comparing, and Xero has a lot more apps, but I have no idea of their quality #qbochat
  59. MT @CathyIconis I would also LOVE a @PayPal integration with @QBOnline Just answered an #intuit community question this AM about it #qbochat
  60. It is actually quite intimidating sometimes to look at Xero’s list #qbochat
  61. #qbochat great thing about Intuit IPP is now you can unleash your awesome apps to the world and to the global market ๐Ÿ™‚
  62. @jazfun– Users help decide which apps are the best by voting with their reviews, top apps rise to the top! #QBOchat
  63. @KeepingBooksCC That would be interesting to hear what kind of testing they go through. @davidleary#Intuit does A LOT, right?? #qbochat
  64. @CathyIconis @sosinventory he’s still recovering from the kinsler/fielder trade. Arlington is in THROWS right now. #texasforever #qbochat
  65. RT @bobbychadha0 #qbochat great thing about Intuit IPP is now you can unleash your awesome apps to the world and to the global market ๐Ÿ™‚
  66. @KeepingBooksCC @davidleary will get to it, but the new Apps[.]com website will make it easier to find what you need!! #qbochat
  67. RT @amyontwit @jazfun– Users help decide which apps are the best by voting with their reviews, top apps rise to the top! #QBOchat
  68. Hi guys! Sorry I’m late ๐Ÿ™‚ Thx for the shoutout reminder! #qbochat
  69. @fundinggates just starting to check you out~ really like your product.#QBOChat
  70. RT @bobbychadha0 #qbochat great thing about Intuit IPP is now you can unleash your awesome apps to the world and to the global market ๐Ÿ™‚
  71. Great! Welcome! RT @Accounting6irl Hi guys! Sorry I’m late ๐Ÿ™‚ Thx for the shoutout reminder! #qbochat
  72. RT @davidleary: CORRECTION 12pm PST – Going to be an “official” guest on the @IconisGroup #QBOchat today at 1pm PST.
  73. A4: first the developer creates a great QuickBooks Online integration, then they need 2 pass a tech, security, + marketing review #QBOchat
  74. We sent your shirt today! ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @Accounting6irl Hi guys! Sorry I’m late ๐Ÿ™‚ Thx for the shoutout reminder! #qbochat
  75. @jazfun Thanks Jan :)! If you have ?s you can reach me directly at wood at fundinggates dot com #qbochat
  76. @IconisGroup @amyontwit #QBOChat – thank you.. that is the best way~ product knowledge, functionality~
  77. MT @davidleary A4: first the developer creates a great QuickBooks Online integration, then they need 2 pass 3 levels of review #QBOchat
  78. @Accounting6irl to the conversation! Are you using apps or have clients using apps? #QBOchat
  79. Yes, Arizona is a problem child in so many ways ๐Ÿ™‚ #qbochat
  80. #QBOChat @KeepingBooksCC hey now Hey NOW~~ ๐Ÿ™‚
    We have so much Sun we don’t need to save it :0
  81. @Accounting6irl Awesome! We have so many great apps now that help you and your clients in so many ways – like time tracking & A/R #QBOchat
  82. Don’t forget, #qbochat with @davidleary happening now! Just include #qbochat in your tweet to join the conversation!
  83. Thanks!!RT @IntuitAccts Don’t forget, #qbochat with @davidleary happening now! Just include #qbochat in your tweet to join the conversation!
  84. RT @IntuitAccts Don’t forget, #qbochat with @davidleary happening now! Just include #qbochat in your tweet to join the conversation!
  85. RT @amyontwit @Accounting6irl Awesome! We have so many great apps now that help you and your clients in so many ways #QBOchat
  86. Most of my clients don’t want to pay for addl apps, or don’t have the volume to justify them. Would love to get more in to them #qbochat
  87. MT @Accounting6irl Most of my clients don’t want to pay for addl apps, or don’t have the volume to justify them. #qbochat
  88. A5: All apps on  http://Apps.com  go through a through security review by a 3rd party company. #QBOchat
  89. ZenCash is another great one when you need help pestering people to pay #qbochat
  90. ZenCash is another great one when you need help pestering people to pay #qbochat
  91. @Accounting6irl It comes down to how much does your or your client’s time cost. Will an App save money and/or time? #qbochat
  92. RT @fundinggates & @IntuitAccts Don’t forget, #qbochat w/ @davidleary happening now! Just include #qbochat in your tweet 2 join the convo!
  93. @CathyIconis Yes! So many fun new people to work with @tsheets @fundinggates and my “classics” like you! #QBOchat
  94. It is hard to balance that. RT @fundinggates @Accounting6irl We kept our pricing down for this very reason #qbochat
  95. RT @amyontwit @CathyIconis Yes! So many fun new people to work with @tsheets @fundinggates and my “classics” like you! #QBOchat
  96. โ™ฅ RT @amyontwit @CathyIconis Yes! So many fun new people to work with @tsheets @fundinggates and my “classics” like you! #QBOchat
  97. @Accounting6irl We use @billcom to minimize our risk of handling our clients’ cash and we cover the cost for some of them. #qbochat
  98. Thanks Amy! RT @amyontwit @CathyIconis Yes! So many fun new people to work with @tsheets @fundinggates and my “classics” like you! #QBOchat
  99. My top goals when looking for apps for clients is convenience, time savings, and security
    #QBOChat
  100. @davidleary @jazfun I use @viewmypaycheck for my desktop version. I really like it and so does the employees. #qbochat
  101. @CathyIconis @Accounting6irl I really like @billcom more than I thought I would when I first became a user. It’s great! #qbochat
  102. @Accounting6irl I agree, for many apps it would be nice if there were a tiered pricing model for microbusinesses #qbochat
  103. RT @amyontwit RT @jazfun: My top goals when looking for apps for clients is convenience, time savings, and security
    #QBOChat
  104. Love this RT @jazfun My top goals when looking for apps for clients is convenience, time savings, and security
    #QBOChat
  105. @KeepingBooksCC I would love pricing for ProAdvisors especially if we bring in a lot of clients. #qbochat
  106. I always offer  http://bill.com  as an option for A/P, but my clients would rather give me access to their banks #qbochat
  107. @Accounting6irl We just said we are going to stop doing that. I was scared we’d accidentally overdraft the acct or something. #qbochat
  108. Hahaha! There is that question!! RT @IconisGroup Q6 What is IPP? What is API? What is SDK? #qbochat
  109. @Accounting6irl Well – there you go!! Yeah, mine spend on their own and I have no clue what else might come in. #qbochat
  110. Q6: IPP = Intuit Partner Platform | API = Application Programing Interface | SDK = Software Development Kit #QBOchat http://t.co/B3MK7O4cBb

    Q6: IPP = Intuit Partner Platform | API = Application Programing Interface | SDK = Software Development Kit #QBOchat pic.twitter.com/B3MK7O4cBb
  111. I work out threshholds w/my clts to make sure that doesn’t happen. #qbochat
  112. @KeepingBooksCC Def. they’re great for outsourcing AR. If you want to keep it in house, Funding Gates is also an option! #qbochat
  113. I act as their in-house accountant w/o being in their office! #qbochat
  114. A6 (cont) QuickBooks Online API - uses webstandards OpenID, Oauth, and RESTful API calls #QBOchat http://t.co/GghWzxBLyX

    A6 (cont) QuickBooks Online API – uses webstandards OpenID, Oauth, and RESTful API calls #QBOchat pic.twitter.com/GghWzxBLyX
  115. Hey all you #QBOchat participants, if you have an app you love, please review it on  http://Apps.com  – we LOVE reviews!
  116. @Accounting6irl I’d love to hear more about how you manage that. We do too, but not to that extent. #qbochat
  117. OK …let try again RT @KeepingBooksCC @davidleary Q6 sorry, David, those all seem the same to me #qbochat
  118. @Accounting6irl @CathyIconis Love this chat! there is so much more beyond this.. Can I join in? #QBOChat
  119. I love reviews too! Mine just are on the ProAdvisor site. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #qbochat
  120. This might be my favorite #qbochat ever. Besides the one on #gettingpaidfaster. But that’s obvious…
  121. Haha RT @fundinggates This might be my favorite #qbochat ever. Besides the one on #gettingpaidfaster. But that’s obvious…
  122. A6 (cont) IPP = this is then entire package of offerings we have for developers it includes APIs and SDKs #qbochat
  123. @CathyIconis Let’s do that! I love talking practice mgmt & learning how others do it! #qbochat
  124. RT @davidleary A6 (cont) IPP = this is then entire package of offerings we have for developers it includes APIs and SDKs #qbochat
  125. A6 (cont) API is the pipes we offer to the QuickBooks data #qbochat
  126. How open are those pipes? RT @davidleary A6 (cont) API is the pipes we offer to the QuickBooks data #qbochat
  127. Yeah, I think @davidleary has shown us the great hangouts RT @CathyIconis @jazfun Sure! Maybe we can do a google hangout soon! #qbochat
  128. A6 (cont) SDK are the specific tools we offer developers to more easily use the API pipes #qbochat
  129. Q7: There have been some recent changes to IPP, can you explain what those are and how they’ll benefit consumers? #QBOchat
  130. I’m just not sure how it pertains to me & my clients. I don’t have a good handle on it #qbochat
  131. @fundinggates So you want to see a chat on how accountants use @QBOnline in their practice? #qbochat
  132. @Accounting6irl I just have to use my training wheels to follow along.. @davidleary but I’m following along.. but I’m in the back #QBOChat
  133. A7: Lack of communication between Accountants and Pro Advisors with developers. You both need each other. #QBOchat
  134. It doesn’t, but to me helpful to understand the process better RT @Accounting6irl I’m just not sure how it pertains to me #qbochat
  135. @Accounting6irl I think it’s important to know how we are getting your customer’s data. That always seem to be Question #1 #qbochat
  136. A7: (cont) I’m doing my best to be a matchmaker in that area. Accountants+Developers=LOVE #QBOchat
  137. RT @fundinggates It’s important to know how we are getting your customer’s data. That always seem to be Question #1 #qbochat
  138. A7: (cont) Our API’s need even more QuickBooks data exposed. The goal is to on day have everything available to developers. #QBOchat
  139. Q8: What are some current barriers for developers to create the solutions we need? #QBOchat
  140. I understand some of that as well in the hosted environment this really comes into play #QBOChat SDK plays a major role. @davidleary
  141. RT @davidleary A7: (cont) I’m doing my best to be a matchmaker in that area. Accountants+Developers=LOVE #QBOchat
  142. RT @davidleary A7: (cont) I’m doing my best to be a matchmaker in that area. Accountants+Developers=LOVE #QBOchat
  143. @Accounting6irl In some ways :). You find an app that is a perfect fit for a client. Then the client wants to know “how it works” #qbochat
  144. MT @jazfun I understand some of that as well in the hosted environment this really comes into play #QBOChat SDK plays big part. @davidleary
  145. I also think it is important to know where @ippdev is going so we can be prepared and stay ahead of our clients. #qbochat
  146. @CathyIconis @QBOnline More hosted than QBO but moving more & more up to QBO every month.. #QBOChat
  147. @CathyIconis @QBOnline More hosted than QBO but moving more & more up to QBO every month.. #QBOChat
  148. A7: This means more developers creation more apps  http://Apps.com  for QuickBooks Online users. #QBOchat
  149. RT @CathyIconis I also think it is important to know where @ippdev is going so we can be prepared and stay ahead of our clients. #qbochat
  150. I’m spending time telling my clients now about the new @QBOnline so they know I know what is going and watching out for them. #qbochat
  151. @Accounting6irl It is really complicated but with the improvements it helps allow apps to be global from the start! #QBOchat
  152. Alot e.g. Reports (we are working on it) RT @charliecarne re A8 – what sort of QBO data is not yet exposed? #qbochat
  153. Is there a simple way to print out this chat? Lots of great info to save! #qbochat
  154. RT @davidleary Alot e.g. Reports (we are working on it) RT @charliecarne re A8 – what sort of QBO data is not yet exposed? #qbochat
  155. It’s also a great opportunity as #accountants to be seen as the #experts on all this technology. #qbochat
  156. YES! RT @amyontwit Hey #QBOchat participants, if you have an app you love, please review it on  http://Apps.com  – we LOVE reviews!
  157. Q9: How do I find out which Apps I should be using for my business or for my clients? #QBOchat
  158. We can see the accounting big picture and provide solutions that will make businesses work better. #qbochat
  159. RT @CathyIconis It’s also a great opportunity as #accountants to be seen as the #experts on all this technology. #qbochat
  160. A9: Listen to your clients needs, then match them to an  http://Apps.com  app that solves those needs. #QBOchat
  161. @fundinggates Exactly – I just did a little project creating a template for someone to use @TransactionPro easily #qbochat
  162. RT @CathyIconis @fundinggates Exactly – I just did a little project creating a template for someone to use @TransactionPro easily #qbochat
  163. A9: (cont) read the  http://Apps.com  reviews, and leave reviews on the apps you have tried. #QBOchat
  164. RT @davidleary A9: Listen to your clients needs, then match them to an  http://Apps.com  app that solves those needs. #QBOchat
  165. Work got in the way and missed the whole chat. Will have to read the transcript later. #qbochat
  166. RT @MrScottClark Work got in the way and missed the whole chat. Will have to read the transcript later. #qbochat
  167. RT @davidleary A9: Listen to your clients needs, then match them to an  http://Apps.com  app that solves those needs. #QBOchat
  168. RT @davidleary A9: Listen to your clients needs, then match them to an  http://Apps.com  app that solves those needs. #QBOchat
  169. A9. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the apps directly if you are trying to evaluate the fit. We love hearing from accountants. #qbochat
  170. @jazfun Thanks, Jan! We really love doing these chats. We are growing an awesome community here. #qbochat
  171. RT @fundinggates A9. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the apps directly if you are trying to evaluate the fit. We love accountants. #qbochat
  172. RT @fundinggates A9. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the apps directly if you are trying to evaluate the fit. We love accountants. #qbochat
  173. @KeepingBooksCC We moved it earlier and now I can’t drink during the chat!! #qbochat
  174. For later! RT @CathyIconis @KeepingBooksCC We moved it earlier and now I can’t drink during the chat!! #qbochat
  175. Remember to sign up for weekly email reminders for #QBOchat and get links to previous transcipts.
  176. @Accounting6irl 2 ways – go to our site and read them or go to our site and signup for email reminders #qbochat
  177. Will do! RT @IconisGroup Remember to sign up for weekly email reminders for #QBOchat and get links to previous transcipts.
  178. LOVE! “Whatever our engineers can write to, we want our app partners to be able to write to as well” @IntuitInc CEO Brad Smith #QBOchat
  179. That’s it for our weekly #QBOchat! Thanks everyone for joining us!
  180. Wow – we are already done?? I don’t want to go back to work… #qbochat
  181. We are taking a break next week for Thanksgiving. We ask that you continue your #thankful #QBOchat tweets until we get back on 12/5.
  182. But I don’t wanna go…RT @IconisGroup That’s it for our weekly #QBOchat! Thanks everyone for joining us!

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