Method, a Toronto based software developer known for their CRM solution designed around integration with QuickBooks, was the winner of the $55,000 top prize at the QuickBooks Connect Hackathon, hosted as part of the first-ever QuickBooks Connect conference last week. The grand prize was announced during the QuickBooks Connect Main-stage presentation on October 22, by Intuit CEO Brad Smith and guest speaker/entrepreneur Bill Rancic.
Method beat out more than 45 other developer teams in designing, building and deploying an original app within 36 hours. Method named its winning creation Method:Donor which is an app designed to provide an easy way for donors to send charitable gifts and for non-profit organizations to accept and process those gifts within the QuickBooks environment.
"This win is a huge validation of the possibility that Method can provide its users with," said Method founder and CEO Paul Jackson, who played a key hands-on role within Method’s Hackathon team. "Our winning app was designed using Method’s drag and drop app creation and customization environment. It is a great example of the level of depth and personalization our solution can provide users and partners. We can't wait to see the app go live on Apps.com so our not-for-profit customers can get as much as enjoyment and satisfaction out of using the app as we did in creating it."
Avi Golan, vice president and general manager of Intuit Developer Group said, "We’d like to congratulate Method:CRM and all of the 130 other developers who helped make our QuickBooks Connect Hackathon such a big success.”
The Method:Donor app will be available for download at Apps.com in the coming months.