CHANDLER, Ariz., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infusionsoft, creator of the all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, announces its 2014 Battle of the Apps contest. In its second year, the competition showcases Infusionsoft's growing community of developers and the apps or integrations they design to enhance the Infusionsoft user experience. The prizes include thousands of dollars in cash, free marketing to Infusionsoft's user base of 55,000 small businesses, stage time at Infusionsoft's annual user conference and other cool prizes. The deadline for submission is Jan. 17, 2014.
"The Marketplace by Infusionsoft includes an extensive repository of Infusionsoft apps, integrations, content and pre-built marketing campaigns that our partners have developed to help our customers succeed," says Marc Chesley, chief technology officer at Infusionsoft. "This competition allows us to recognize and reward all the great innovation that's happening in our developer community. The 2013 competition was a huge success and we are excited to see what the developers bring to the competition this year."
Applicants will be judged on: customer benefit, design, functionality, utility and innovation. Three finalists will be selected by a panel of Infusionsoft executives and outside industry experts to present their submissions at ICON14, one of the world's largest gatherings of small business owners and entrepreneurs. The attendees will then vote to help decide who will be named the Kick Apps Champion.Learn more about the rules and submission deadlines here: insft.co/18Bgeqo . AppointmentCore by Benji Rabhan of AutomationCore was crowned the 2013 Battle of the Apps Kick Apps Champion. Their app helps Infusionsoft users get organized and save time by automating their appointment and meeting scheduling processes. "Competing was beneficial on many levels," says Rabhan, founder and CEO of AutomationCore. "Winning the $10,000 grand prize was great, but having the opportunity to showcase my company to thousands of small business owners at InfusionCon was far more valuable." Infusionsoft also acquired a Gmail integration from Rabhan and the team at AutomationCore. The integration allowed for Infusionsoft to release a new free feature for users called Sync for Gmail™. The 2013 Battle of the Apps finalist, Zapier, allows Infusionsoft customers to connect to more than 130 web applications by making the API accessible to non-technical users. "Just participating in the competition gave us the opportunity to gain wide exposure to Infusionsoft's small business user base" says Wade Foster, co-founder and CEO of Zapier. "I anticipate another great year of competition and look forward to seeing the results." About InfusionsoftInfusionsoft provides an all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses. Its Web-based system helps small businesses automatically market to get more customers, grow sales and save time. The privately held, six-time Inc. 500/5000 company is based in Chandler, Ariz. and is funded by Goldman Sachs, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. For more information, visit www.infusionsoft.com. Helpful links:Infusionblog.com @Infusionsoft facebook.com/Infusionsoft Battle of the Apps SOURCE Infusionsoft