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QuickBase opens up to developers

April 16, 2008

So I’ve been an Intuit employee now for a little over 3 months.  And I’ve met a ton of really passionate, intelligent people. It’s been quite a wild roller coaster ride and is the primary reason why I’ve been so negligent in my blogging.

TechCrunch picked up on QuickBase’s foray into being a developer platform and it’s great hit.  And here’s why:

If there was any hesitation about Homestead joining, it was because Intuit isn’t what you’d typically call an “Internet” company.  Our bread and butter is desktop software; when was the last time you saw TechCrunch or GigaOm write about QuickBooks?

But the QuickBase guys (I’ve met with several of them) are passionate about being on the leading edge of the Internet space.  They’ve never been on the desktop.  They’re pushing RIA and rapid development and open interfaces and all that the Internet is about these days.  You know, “Web 2.0”.  And at the core of it, they’re about providing value to users.

And the fact that TechCrunch picked it up is a great sign that Intuit’s moving in the right direction.

So congrats to the QuickBase team for a great hit!  And here’s to Intuit making more splashes in the blogosphere!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Maurice Jordan permalink
    October 19, 2008 1:43 pm

    Hey Thai,

    Simple question and I hope I get an answer…

    I know you are one of the people really working on the back bone of Homestead and how it works ETC.

    What I really want to know is user end. Here… Me… See, I was really hoping to see homestead doing a decent size update, with expanded usability and more bells and whistles. The ones I’m more concerned with are the ones that can make my sites look more and more professional, like dynamic resizing, a little hand coding, more flexibility, while keeping the builder simple as it is.

    You might not be the right person to bring this up to but I would really love to have a place when I can see what is on the way as far as user end. I hope this post makes sense. See you are sooo much more skilled at all this than most and I hope WE don’t get lost in the shuffle of Pro designers and back end usability, like data bases and uber tech. I just want my web sites to look as good as possible and with an much functionality as possible.


  2. July 27, 2009 5:28 pm

    We left a comment on Justin’s blog also since no one at homestead support seems to be able to help us. All we want to do is renew our domain name and then transfer the name to some host that has better support than your company seems to be able to provide.

    What do we have to do to get some kind of a response out of you people?

    We have been trying to renew our domain name for over a month and no one at your company has been responsive. Our website is now DOWN due to your lack of response.

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