In case you missed it, we’re rapt that 10 years on, we’ve passed a milestone in the growth of our platform with over 1,000 connected apps in our ecosystem. You can check out many of these apps in our new Xero App Store. And to celebrate, we’re featuring a collection of apps each quarter from our app partners celebrating their 10 year app-versaries with us.
After opening our APIs in 2009 to a handful of developers, we certified our very first app two years later. In those early days, we knew we couldn’t build every niche feature a small business needed to succeed ourselves, so we encouraged other innovators to build them and integrate with Xero, so our subscribers could reap the benefits.
We’ve been on quite the journey over the past decade, as our community and the innovation on our platform has grown from strength to strength.
And with many of our 1,000 app partners being small businesses (or once small businesses) themselves, it’s been amazing to see the power of this community, innovating to help other businesses succeed.
To celebrate this incredible milestone, here are four apps that have been transforming the way small businesses work together with Xero for over a decade:
With MinuteDoc, it only takes seconds to connect to Xero to make your invoicing seamless and save hours of admin time with easy time tracking. Thousands of professional services worldwide use MinuteDoc to track time for billing, budgeting and reporting.
simPRO is a global leading provider of cloud-based job management software for the trade and service industry. More than 4,800 clients and 120,000 users worldwide use simPRO to help streamline their entire workflow, providing complete visibility across their workforces with real-time office-to-field connectivity.
Unleashed Software gives businesses the freedom to better make, manage and move their products. Take control of inventory with core features that show what’s in stock – and where – at any time. You can also manage your production with assemblies and batch and serial number tracking – as well as enhance your business with a suite of additional tools. These tools include a built-in B2B eCommerce store, Business Intelligence dashboards, mobile sales app for customer management on the road and much more.
Communigator is a cloud based CRM solution that helps small businesses of all types. From managing holiday parks to botanical stores, Communigator provides the tools to help manage sales, marketing campaigns and even job management.
To this day, we’re still on a mission to work with more developers so we can help grow their business and continue to drive innovation.
We love working together with our app partners as we forge on with our mission to make life better for people in small businesses. Thanks to everyone who has helped us reach 1,000 apps over the past 10 years. Here’s to the next 1,000 apps, and many, many decades to come!