How much can an add-on QuickBooks app generate in terms of a prize? If you guessed $25,000, you would be right on the money. As part of an event earlier this week, Intuit gave out several checks to app developers, including the first prize to CoreConnex' Corelytics Financial Dashboard, an app that allows small business owners to track key indicators and trends in their QuickBooks financial data.
Intuit conducted the contest as an incentive to get its own app program off the ground, and more than 160 developers applied. From this pool, 30 finalists were chosen: you can download their apps here. Four finalists were chosen, with each winning $25 grand apiece. The others included Bill.com's paperless bill paying service, Postcard Services' direct mail tools, and Profitably, another analytics app.
Anyone can download any app in the Intuit App Center once they register. Apps are for enhancing Quicken and QuickBooks products, both desktop and online versions.