Hello QuickBase!

Hi. My name is Joshua McGinnis and I’m the new Web Designer/Developer for QuickBase.

After spending the past few years with a web hosting company as a Brand Manager, it’s nice to come full circle and end up with more of a technical role. My first impression of Intuit: great! After only three days at Quickbase, I’m impressed by what this company has to offer its employees and its customers. Everyone is really nice and friendly.

I’m really excited about what the company has planned for the future, specifically in regards to what changes are on the way for the web site. If at any time you have opinions or recommendations, do send them along.

So until next time, take care.

Joshua McGinnis

Intuit web developer, designer, author of the QuickBase PHP SDK, social marketing guru and lover of politics, photography and dogs.

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  • http://www.bardic.com/ Roger

    Hi Joshua!

    Welcome aboard! I too have balanced time as a manager, business analyst and webmaster in my career. It has been wonderful to start using the QuickBase SaaS architecture.

    I have found and am using the Ruby API Wrapper but is there anything out there for PHP?

    Thanks for the help!
    – Roger.

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  • http://www.bardic.com Roger

    Hi Joshua!

    Welcome aboard! I too have balanced time as a manager, business analyst and webmaster in my career. It has been wonderful to start using the QuickBase SaaS architecture.

    I have found and am using the Ruby API Wrapper but is there anything out there for PHP?

    Thanks for the help!
    – Roger.

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  • Patti Dornacker

    Can you share with us what “changes are on the way” with the website?

    Patti

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  • Patti Dornacker

    Can you share with us what “changes are on the way” with the website?

    Patti

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  • Mike

    quick UI suggestion. I have several applictions that I use and it would be great to have immediate access to my other apps without having to navigate back to the “my quickbase” page. What about a drop down menu for “other applications” that may appear below the Name of the current applicatoin that is generally shown on the far left of my tool bar that list tables for the application.

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  • Mike

    quick UI suggestion. I have several applictions that I use and it would be great to have immediate access to my other apps without having to navigate back to the “my quickbase” page. What about a drop down menu for “other applications” that may appear below the Name of the current applicatoin that is generally shown on the far left of my tool bar that list tables for the application.

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  • gareth

    One of the biggest improvements that could be made to the QuickBase UI would be to display a report and the form associated with it on one screen. When you click on the View/Edit button in the report, the form would refresh with the data from that record.

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  • gareth

    One of the biggest improvements that could be made to the QuickBase UI would be to display a report and the form associated with it on one screen. When you click on the View/Edit button in the report, the form would refresh with the data from that record.

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  • http://profile.typekey.com/intuitjosh/ Joshua McGinnis

    Hi,

    So to answer a few of your questions …

    There currently is not a PHP API Wrapper like there is for Ruby, but I don’t imagine it would be too difficult to write one. We’re actually looking at moving the marketing portion of quickbase.com to a PHP/MySQL backend so while the topic of PHP is on everyone’s mind, maybe I’ll drop the wrapper in the suggestion box. :)

    Changes on the way for the web site …

    Currently, updating the main site is a rather cumbersome task. Right now, we’re looking at re-thinking our approach to maintaining the site.

    More interesting though is that we do plan to start actively making improvements to the design and organization of content on the site. Improvements include things like optimizing the site for search engines and making more rich-content available to prospective customers.

    I’m not going to be too involved on the product side (which is what the last two comments are referring to), but I’d be happy to take your suggestions and forward them along. I can relate to any concerns that revolve around a much needed UI improvement so I’d have no problem evangelizing your suggestions.

    Looking forward to hearing from you folks again.

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  • http://profile.typekey.com/intuitjosh/ Joshua McGinnis

    Hi,

    So to answer a few of your questions …

    There currently is not a PHP API Wrapper like there is for Ruby, but I don’t imagine it would be too difficult to write one. We’re actually looking at moving the marketing portion of quickbase.com to a PHP/MySQL backend so while the topic of PHP is on everyone’s mind, maybe I’ll drop the wrapper in the suggestion box. :)

    Changes on the way for the web site …

    Currently, updating the main site is a rather cumbersome task. Right now, we’re looking at re-thinking our approach to maintaining the site.

    More interesting though is that we do plan to start actively making improvements to the design and organization of content on the site. Improvements include things like optimizing the site for search engines and making more rich-content available to prospective customers.

    I’m not going to be too involved on the product side (which is what the last two comments are referring to), but I’d be happy to take your suggestions and forward them along. I can relate to any concerns that revolve around a much needed UI improvement so I’d have no problem evangelizing your suggestions.

    Looking forward to hearing from you folks again.

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  • http://www.pixelsandcode.net/ Bob Sawyer

    Any update(s) on a PHP wrapper for the API? I found one that uses the “old” HTTP API, but noticed that it doesn’t seem to handle tokens (unless I missed that in the code somewhere) and I also know that the new API contains features.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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  • http://www.pixelsandcode.net Bob Sawyer

    Any update(s) on a PHP wrapper for the API? I found one that uses the “old” HTTP API, but noticed that it doesn’t seem to handle tokens (unless I missed that in the code somewhere) and I also know that the new API contains features.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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  • http://www.tower-defense-game.com/ Tower Defense

    Now, we’re looking at re-thinking our approach to maintaining the site. More interesting though is that we do plan to start actively making improvements to the design and organization of content on the site. Improvements include things like optimizing the site for search engines and making more rich-content available to prospective customers.

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  • http://www.tower-defense-game.com/ Tower Defense

    Now, we’re looking at re-thinking our approach to maintaining the site. More interesting though is that we do plan to start actively making improvements to the design and organization of content on the site. Improvements include things like optimizing the site for search engines and making more rich-content available to prospective customers.

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  • http://jobspert.com/placement-papers/ John Papers

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