Impressions of the Application Library

With the latest release, we published the QuickBase Application Library.  Special thanks to all of the Intuit employees who shared their creations as well as the beta customers that submitted applications: Larry Koolkin, Kristina Davis, Spencer Lloyd, and Patti Dornacker.  If you have an app, you should share it as well!  We want the library to grow and become even more useful, and it’s relatively easy to submit (and will get easier).

There have been hundreds of installs since its release.  Now, we’re considering what to do next, so I’d love to get your feedback.

  • What are your general impressions of the library?  How should we improve it?  Is anything confusing?
  • What are your thoughts on submitting apps?  Do you plan to share?
  • Similarly, what are your thoughts on reviewing/rating apps?  Do you plan to rate apps that you’ve installed?
  • Do we need more complex, professional templates?  More examples of advanced features?  More reusable, single tables? Or just more apps period?
  • James LaCorte

    This is a great resource.
    I like the rate feature

    Do users see the comment field when someone rates a application.
    Maybe add a section to discuss application ideas with each other (kinda like yahoo groups quickbase)
    I think maybe a screenshot or two of the main application QB builds would be nice.

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  • James LaCorte

    This is a great resource.
    I like the rate feature

    Do users see the comment field when someone rates a application.
    Maybe add a section to discuss application ideas with each other (kinda like yahoo groups quickbase)
    I think maybe a screenshot or two of the main application QB builds would be nice.

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  • http://www.patracorp.com/ John Simpson

    I have now been using QB for about 2 months, and have become a huge fan in a short period of time. We will be rolling out many applications across our company, for our customers, and internationally.

    I have so much to learn, and look forward to expanding my auction.

    Not knowing your full intentions, I would like to suggest that you find a way to enable companies to use your applications, but be able to use it with a company’s own database behind their own firewall. I hope to use this to manage our customer’s information, but I may not get some customers I would like to due to perceived security issues. While I am sure you have all the security measures in place that you can, the reality is that using your system as my primary database may conflict with SOX requlations.

    Please consider this for a future release.
    John Simpson

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  • http://www.patracorp.com John Simpson

    I have now been using QB for about 2 months, and have become a huge fan in a short period of time. We will be rolling out many applications across our company, for our customers, and internationally.

    I have so much to learn, and look forward to expanding my auction.

    Not knowing your full intentions, I would like to suggest that you find a way to enable companies to use your applications, but be able to use it with a company’s own database behind their own firewall. I hope to use this to manage our customer’s information, but I may not get some customers I would like to due to perceived security issues. While I am sure you have all the security measures in place that you can, the reality is that using your system as my primary database may conflict with SOX requlations.

    Please consider this for a future release.
    John Simpson

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