Thursday, November 10, 2011

Midwest Google Summit for Educators

Congratulations to Kildeer Countryside School District 96 who won 25 GQueues subscriptions as part of the giveaway at last week's Midwest Google Summit for Educators.

It was great to see so many school systems embracing technology to improve the education we provide to students. I was glad to be part of the event, not only to share how GQueues might help others, but to hear about the challenges schools are currently facing and how they are overcoming them. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GQueues Mobile Winner

Congratulations to John T. of Manhattan Beach, CA who will receive an iPad 2 as the winner of the GQueues Mobile Giveaway!
If you haven't tried it already, check out GQueues Mobile on your phone or tablet by going to

Friday, May 13, 2011

Meeting You

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat at the Google IO conference these past couple of days! It was great to actually meet people in person that I've spoken with on the forum and over email. The conference was a huge success for Google (obviously), and GQueues as well, and I'm really excited about planning the next steps for GQueues for the coming months.

If you're interested in hearing how companies have found success on the Google Apps Marketplace, below is the video for the session I co-presented at the conference. Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead, starts with an overview, and I share the GQueues experience about 18:30 minutes in, followed with some tips from Dito and Assistly.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GQueues Mobile Launched, Win a Xoom or iPad 2

You can now create, edit and manage your tasks on the go, even offline, with GQueues Mobile.
To get started just go to on your mobile device.
It is only available for users with a paid subscription or free trial account. However, if you are a GQueues Lite user you can start a new 2-week free trial so you can take GQueues Mobile for a spin.
GQueues Mobile was built targeting iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets, but it will work with most devices that support HTML5 (such as the Blackberry Playbook tablet).
Watch the video or read the docs to find out more.

Win a Xoom or iPad 2!

To celebrate the launch of GQueues Mobile we're giving away a tablet! One lucky winner will have the choice of receiving a new Motorola Xoom running Android or an Apple iPad 2.
To enter all you need to do is visit on your mobile device and login with your GQueues account by May 20th.
The winner will be announced here on the blog on May 23rd.
Read the full contest rules

UPDATE (May 23, 2011): The winner has been selected and notified.  Once a response is received and eligibility confirmed the winner will be announced on the blog.

UPDATE (May 30, 2011): The selected winner did not respond within 5 days.  In accordance with the contest rules, a new winner has been selected and notified.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

GQueues at Google IO

I'm pleased to announce that GQueues has been invited to Google IO and will be one of the featured companies in the Google Apps Developer Sandbox.

Google I/O brings together thousands of developers for two days of deep technical content at Google’s largest developer event of the year. Focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies, Google I/O will take place on May 10 and 11 at Moscone West in San Francsico. Developers who aren’t able to attend the event in person can join viewing parties around the world through I/O Extended, or can watch from home through I/O Live.

With the recent launch of GQueues Mobile I'm quite excited to share my experience with building the product and look forward to discussing "tech stuff" with conference participants.   If you're attending stop by and say hi - it's always great to meet users face to face!

Also I will speaking at the session Launch and Grow Your Business App on the Google Apps Marketplace, so be sure to come if you're interested in hearing how several companies have found success on the Marketplace (it's the first session on Tuesday right after the keynote).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Marked Day for the Marketplace

From day one a major goal of GQueues has been to offer seamless integration with Google products and services.  Users have always been able to login with their Gmail accounts and sync with their calendars, and in December of 2009 that same integration was added for organizations using Google Apps.  A year ago today Google made a strong statement of support for enterprise products interfacing with Google Apps by launching the Google Apps Marketplace - and GQueues was quick to join this valuable service.

With businesses now able to install GQueues on their domain, user adoption spreads quickly throughout an organization since it's so easy to get started - just click the "more" menu, GQueues, and you're up and running!

During the past year Google has continued to create more ways for enterprise services to integrate with Apps.  When they launched Gmail Contextual Gadgets last Spring GQueues took advantage by creating a gadget that lets you easily turn emails into GQueues tasks.  And with the preview release of integrated billing in December 2010, Google Apps admins can now purchase GQueues directly from the Marketplace and manage licenses right from the Admin Dashboard.  New users have always been able to try GQueues for free, but with the Marketplace they can also read feedback from other real, verified customers who are currently using the service.

Join me in celebrating the first birthday of the Marketplace and look forward to more integration and services to help your organization manage tasks in the year to come!