Looking to extend your app’s functionality, find potential partners or reach out to new potential user base? Connecting your software to other products present startups all these possibilities. As well as challenges – integrations sometimes create unexpected competition and higher expectations from users. This is the 1st introductory blog post about integrations, APIs, SDKs, integration partnerships and marketing from our startup TrackDuck perspective. That means, we will be mostly using as examples TrackDuck integrations, like integration with Pivotal Tracker.
Today is the day: TrackDuck launches an integration with StartHQ, a browser add-on to search across all your cloud apps within one query only. Now you can search for TrackDuck issues and comments directly through a StartHQ Search.
StartHQ is a free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers that allows users to search across all cloud apps such as Gmail or Dropbox in one click. Once installed, the StartHQ extension replaces a new tab in your browser with a StartHQ’s search page, similar to the Google’s one. The main difference is that it conducts searches not in the web, but in your cloud apps that you have given a permission for StartHQ to access.
Before starting, I would like to mention that I’m not a professional web project manager working full time in any web development company and having tens of web projects on my head daily. However, during the past month I had a “pleasure” to update my few personal websites. What can I say, managing these tiny web projects was one of the most frustrating experiences I’ve ever had.
Generally speaking, when it comes to management I’m a concrete and straight-forward guy. I hate wasting a lot of time explaining people what to do. This is why I use various project management and collaboration tools just to simplify the process. However, in this case, everything hasn’t gone as smoothly as I’ve expected, even with a help of one of the greatest project management and collaboration tools – Basecamp.