AppQuest '11 | Developer Force
  • Want to be the next cloud superstar? Got what it takes to build the next wave of open, mobile, social apps? Prepare to showcase your talents like never before, with AppQuest ’11. The winner of our annual contest to find the best app built on Force.com will be chosen on stage at Dreamforce ’11.

    How can I enter?

    1. Build: Take your idea to app faster with Force.com. The platform automatically comes with the open, mobile, and social features you want. Get started now.
    2. Pitch: Record and submit a video demo showing (in 2 minutes or less) your app and why you deserve to be on stage at Dreamforce. See video guidelines here.
    3. Show: The top 4 contestants, voted on by our community and internal selection team, will face an exclusive panel of judges on stage at Dreamforce. Bring it.

    Who is eligible?

    Whether you’re a new or experienced Force.com developer, you’re welcome to participate. All you need to do is register, activate your Force.com Developer Edition account (it’s free), build your app, and deliver your pitch.

    What are the prizes?

    1. 8 semi-finalists will receive an iPad 2 (1 per team).
    2. 4 finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Dreamforce ’11 (1 per team) and the opportunity to present on stage. (Don’t worry, Simon Cowell won’t be there.)
    3. 1 winner will receive a 1-year marketing package, including sponsored ads on the AppExchange, home page banner ads, customer emails, a press release, and more (valued at $90,000).

    What are the rules?

    Only new apps submitted by July 15th, 2011 qualify. New versions of existing apps aren't eligible. You can use any or all parts of the platform, but all entrants' apps must integrate to Force.com. Sorry, but only U.S.-based entities can enter.

    Download the official rules

    Ready? Set? Get started!

    Here’s what you need to get up and running in no time:
    1. Register for AppQuest ’11 using the link above or by clicking here.
    2. Upon registration, you will receive emails instructions on activating your free Developer Edition account (unless you already have one). You will also get an email confirmation of your registration with instructions on next steps.
    3. Get started with Force.com by checking out our resources on developer.force.com
  • Cast your vote today!

    The wait is over. Meet the Top 16 apps. What happens next is up to you. Enter your choices starting August 1st through August 5th via the bracket below—each app has a listing on the following AppQuest '11 page that you can " Like" (hint: you'll need to "Like" the page first). Apps with the most “Likes” will advance to the next stage, so cast your votes now!

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    Engage

    Engage by IActionable is the first complete gamification of Salesforce, focusing your users' behavior to increase adoption, compliance and productivity

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    GoLocal

    GoLocal by CronSights helps make local time-differences a non-issue when creating tasks, planning calls, and scheduling events with leads and contacts in other time zones.

    Winners:
    Engage
    Memonic Clipper
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    Accounting Cloud

    Accounting Cloud by Accounting Seed is a fully integrated accrual accounting solution available within Salesforce.

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    Memonic Clipper

    Memonic Clipper by PARX and Memonic lets you collect information on prospects straight from the web right into Salesforce. No copy pasting. Just clip, and go.

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    Foretuit

    Foretuit empowers a social enterprise by providing the front office and executive management with real-time predictive analytics tied to employee communications.

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    Ariba Contracts on Force.com

    Ariba Contracts on Force.com by Ariba brings contract management to the social enterprise

    Winners:
    Foretuit
    Ariba Contracts on Force.com
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    Skoodat Image

    Skoodat Image by Skoodat helps you upload, organize, and visualize images within your Salesforce org.

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    Sales Contest Builder

    Sales Contest Builder by ePrize lets you create a sales contest for your organization in 6 easy steps.

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    Nitro for Salesforce

    The leader in gamification joins the leader in CRM: Nitro for Salesforce by Bunchball brings "Salesforce Motivation" to the cloud.

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    Yardstick

    Yardstick by Quentin Fish LLC is a web analytics tool that tracks user activity in Salesforce.

    Winners:
    Nitro for Salesforce
    Cirrus Insight
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    Schoolforce

    Schoolforce by Acumen Solutions is a collaborative performance management app for tracking classroom performance outcomes.

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    Cirrus Insight

    Cirrus Insight by Cirrus Path brings Salesforce.com and Gmail together in an intuitive way to help people get work done faster.

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    Task Ray

    TaskRay by BracketLabs is an agile task and project management application—perfect for Marketing, Sales and IT teams looking to get things done!

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    SEO for Salesforce

    SEO for Salesforce by Demand Results enables marketers to improve SEO performance with revenue-based strategies, working seamlessly within Salesforce.

    Winners:
    TaskRay
    SEO for Salesforce
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    LearnSmarter

    Learnsmarter by Training Manager Pro provides instant eCommerce and back office solutions for organizations that sell training.

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    OneWay Commerce

    OneWay Commerce by Propelware enables Salesforce.com users to create a social e-commerce storefront on Facebook.

  • Which apps will make it to the Top 4? Vote today!

    It’s come to this. 8 apps remain in the competition. Which of the 4 will make it through the bracket? The choice is yours. Click on the apps below. You’ll be taken to their video listing which you can then “Like”. Apps with the most “Likes” in their bracket will advance to the finale. Hurry, you have till 2PM PST on August 12th.

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    Ariba Contracts on Force.com

    Ariba Contracts on Force.com by Ariba brings contract management to the social enterprise.

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    Task Ray

    TaskRay by BracketLabs is an agile task and project management application—perfect for Marketing, Sales and IT teams looking to get things done!

    Winners:
    Ariba Contracts on Force.com
    Engage
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    Cirrus Insight

    Cirrus Insight by Cirrus Path brings Salesforce.com and Gmail together in an intuitive way to help people get work done faster.

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    Engage

    Engage by iActionable is the first complete gamification of Salesforce, focusing your users' behavior to increase adoption, compliance and productivity.

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    Memonic Clipper

    Memonic Clipper by PARX and Memonic lets you collect information on prospects straight from the web right into Salesforce. No copy pasting. Just clip, and go.

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    Nitro for Salesforce

    The leader in gamification joins the leader in CRM: Nitro for Salesforce by Bunchball brings "Salesforce Motivation" to the cloud.

    Winners:
    Memonic Clipper
    Nitro for Salesforce
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    Foretuit

    Foretuit empowers a social enterprise by providing the front office and executive management with real-time predictive analytics tied to employee communications.

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    SEO for Salesforce

    SEO for Salesforce by Demand Results enables marketers to improve SEO performance with revenue-based strategies, working seamlessly within Salesforce.

  • Meet the Final Four

    We began AppQuest ’11 with 16 amazing apps. You then voted on who’d make it to the Top 8 and now the Final Four. Well here they are, the best of the best. What happens next is up to our all-star judging panel: Mike Gerholdt, Brett Queener, Gordon Ritter and Robert Scoble. Only one app will be crowned the next Cloud Idol. Who will it be? Join us at Dreamforce ’11 and catch the live finale on August 30th. All will be revealed.

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    Ariba Contracts on Force.com

    Ariba Contracts on Force.com by Ariba brings contract management to the social enterprise

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    Engage

    Engage by iActionable is the first complete gamification of Salesforce, focusing your users' behavior to increase adoption, compliance and productivity

    Winner:
    Nitro for Salesforce
    Runner-up: Memonic for Salesforce
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    Memonic Clipper

    Memonic Clipper by PARX and Memonic lets you collect information on prospects straight from the web right into Salesforce. No copy pasting. Just clip, and go.

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    Nitro for Salesforce

    The leader in gamification joins the leader in CRM: Nitro for Salesforce by Bunchball brings "Salesforce Motivation" to the cloud.