The Streaming API, Force.com & You

If you haven’t tried the Salesforce Streaming API, put it off no more. Here’s a simple unmanaged package that does all the work for you, so you can bask in the glory of real time updates on the Salesforce Platform.

Customer Turns Developer Turns AppExchange Entrepreneur

Jeremy Kraybill has worked with Salesforce technology since 2006. He has been a customer, a developer and is now an enterprise app entrepreneur. I talked with Kraybill about his journey and how he helps customers succeed on the Salesforce Platform.

Business App Bootcamp BOOMED

It was a packed house at the Business App Bootcamp yesterday. Hundreds of people joined us at the Terra Gallery to talk about how to turn their great idea into an app. Users and businesses are hungry for solutions that give them focus and are context aware out of the box. Developers who concentrate on expressing their domain expertise by creating great apps — and who skip over keeping-the-lights-on type development — will fare very well.

Business Apps Are the New Black

OK Force.com Platform developers, if you aren’t already excited about the incredible opportunities available to you in the ecosystem, you should definitely be excited about this: Business apps are the new black. That’s right. After a decade or so of focusing almost exclusively on the consumer space, the VC community is turning their eyes squarely […]

Boring Business Process Inspires Colorful Entrepreneur

The AppExchange can take your ideas to the world. Operating out of Montevideo, Uruguay, one entrepreneur has done just that by re-imagining a boring business process as something that’s much more important to customers. With 11 five star reviews, he’s well on his way.

Lead Speed Creator Makes It Rain on AppExchange

I first met Javi Mendezona when he contacted me about joining the Grab The Gold AppExchange Developer Challenge earlier this year. His submission, Lead Speed, took third overall and currently has four five-star reviews on the AppExchange. Javi is a former Salesforce employee, author of one of the most popular Salesforce Labs apps, and is […]

Hemmeter Maps Destiny with AppExchange

If you’ve ever run into a challenge writing an app on the Force.com platform, chances are Scott Hemmeter, founder and CEO of Arrowpointe, has been there and knows how to solve it. ¬†Hemmeter is a frequent technical speaker, blogger, contributor on the developer boards and the Salesforce StackExchange, a Spring 12 Salesforce MVP and a […]

500 Great App Ideas

If you want to create an app for the AppExchange, but you’re having trouble picking an idea, I suggest watching the Dreamforce 12 videos on YouTube. There are 712 videos, and I guarantee you’ll find at least 500 great app ideas embedded in those presentations.

Startup Grind Chicago: (YAGNI || JFDI) && You

Startup Grind Chicago kicked off at 1871 last week. Startup Grind is active in more than 30 cities around the world, and after my initial meeting I’m a fan. You should find one and go. Tom Denison is the local leader here in Chicago and the special guest was Ross Kimbarovsky, part of the duo that brought crowdSPRING to the world. I found it interesting, and am happy to share some of what I learned.

Simon Goodyear Talks About the AppExchange Opportunity

Simon Goodyear and the crew at Wicked Bit just made the bold move to split the company in half. Why? So they can take full advantage of the AppExchange Opportunity.