Online invoicing and time tracking service FreshBooks has a revolutionary new feature for developers using its FreshBooks API: an opportunity to make money through the company's current customer base. Through the program, developers can charge users a monthly fee, which is tacked on to what subscribers are already paying FreshBooks. The solution, another revenue stream for FreshBooks and a rare one for developers, marks a potential new approach for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and one FreshBooks thinks has a bright future.
Rookout, a company focused on production debugging, has released the first collaborative solution to debug live code on demand, including in production. Rookout’s Workspaces feature works like “Google Docs” for debugging live code, letting developers share an IDE together to track down issues.