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In this follow up to a previous case study examining Intuit's Quickbooks ecosystem, we're improving on an existing diagram of the Quickbooks ecosystem; this time we get into the details of what a successful API ecosystem looks like and how you should go about building yours.
In Intuit’s case, the business strategy started with the right customer experience. Once they had an idea of the end-to-end customer experience it needed to enable, next came some strategic platform and ecosystem decisions.
At Intuit’s annual conference, QuickBooks Connect, some details were shared about the latest version of their QuickBooks Online API, currently open to partners. Included was a look at the Payroll functionality, long desired by Intuit’s developer community, and notes on the move to GraphQL.
With more than 6,000 active applications making more than 1 billion API calls each month, Intuit has revealed that it is working on a new QuickBooks Online API. The new API, along with the new QuickBooks Online v4, will contain improvements based largely on feedback provided by Intuit's customers.
In partnership with Intuit, the provider of the very popular QuickBooks Online SaaS app, Lighter Capital has established a $15M investment fund in order to make additional financial resources available to 3rd party developers who are part of Intuit's growing developer network.
Those with Capital One banking or credit card accounts, who also use one of Intuit's many services (e.g. TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, etc.) may have an easier time transferring financial data from Capital One to their Intuit service through a new, API-driven partnership recently announced.
Our series on getting the most ROI out of your API has looked at the business and technical decisions to make when building your API strategy. We've also made decisions around how to engage with developers and build a developer community. A key aspect to this involves creating a developer portal.
As you go through the decisions involved in setting up the business side of managing an API, it becomes clear that you will need to treat the API as a product in order for it to succeed. But what does that mean and how do you do that? This part takes you through the things you need to consider.
Many of Intuit’s APIs have been going a couple of years but their success has turned heads. Mark Boyd over at Vision Mobile sat down with Intuit’s Ketan Kittur, director of project management and partnership integrations, to understand how the company makes sure its third party devs are successful.
Webhooks have been one of the top requested features by Intuit developers, as apps that integrate with QuickBooks Online need to respond swiftly to current data as that data becomes available. This article explains what Webhooks are and how to configure them for your QuickBooks Online app
Single Sign On is a mechanism that creates the feeling of a single ecosystem across multiple services for a user by sharing key elements of an identity. SSO can provide users with a better experience and can result in cost savings. This article looks at how Intuit implements OpenID 2.0 as their SSO.
Webhooks offer a far more efficient way to monitor changes to an endpoint than traditional polling. In this recent article on InfoWorld, Mark Geene discusses the technology and highlights three commercial implementations that put it to good use to improve the customer experience.
Users of API Fortress, the only fully codeless API testing and monitoring platform, can now create an API test with a RAML specification file in seconds. API Fortress is offering free accounts so users can get started and experience the only drag and drop visual test composer available.
In an effort to highlight small business opportunity for developers, Intuit is inviting developers to attend its annual QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose.
We’ve added 5 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Payments, Application Development, and Education categories. Also: Google Geocoding Node.js and .NET libraries.
Digital payments continue to grow in popularity, and the APIs backing them help spur their innovation. This article features the most popular payments APIs on ProgrammableWeb.
Intuit's first QuickBooks Connect Hackathon last month invited developers to create apps for small businesses using QuickBooks Online.
Intuit is holding a hackathon later this month at which $100,000 in prizes will be distributed to developers who create the best QuickBooks Online apps.