It’s a big week: there’s Canada Day in….er….Canada, Independence Day in the United States and here in the land of AppExchange Checkout it’s the day I get to FINALLY talk about the 15 apps competing for $17,500 in prizes (and two Dreamforce conference passes) as part of the AppExchange Checkout Grab the Gold Developer Challenge.
We announced the contest back on March 15th, as part of Cloudforce San Francisco. The rules are simple.
- Create a new app.
- Sell it via AppExchange Checkout.
- The app with the most active, paying accounts managed through AppExchange Checkout wins $10,000 & a pass to Dreamforce 12.
What is AppExchange Checkout? It’s a great new way to buy apps on the AppExchange. Simply find the app you need, enter your credit card number and you’re off and running. (If you’re a partner, find out more about AppExchange Checkout on the Partner Portal.)
AppExchange Checkout apps are easy to try, configure and buy, and they’re all Aloha apps as well so most will with group, professional, enterprise and unlimited editions. App publishers using Checkout can configure whatever trial period they like, and can also select whether they want you to enter your credit card up front or once you decide to buy. Either way, subscribing or canceling is both easy and painless.
Now it’s your turn! Take a look at each one of these apps and see which might be a good fit for you.
AskYour.org — easy polling, right in Chatter. Have a burning question you need help answering? AskYour.org presents your users with two choices and see what the wisdom of crowds has to say. From Tim Inman.
Campaign Manager Tool — With this tool you can manage campaigns with thousands of records, filtering by some values if you want. From AMP Solutions
So there you have it — your Grab The Gold competitors. Watch for more detail on the apps in the coming weeks. I’d love to hear about your experiences with them. Drop me a comment here or a review on their AppExchange listing when you have a chance to take a look.