Linx: The fastest way to build Xero apps

Linx offers full access to the Xero API, enabling you to integrate securely and quickly with the features of the accounting package.

Johannesburg, 26 Feb 2020
Read time 2min 40sec

Every year brings a wave of new technology and upgrades. Staying up to date places a high demand on the available resources of IT professionals and developers. This year is no different. Time is running out for Xero developers to switch to Oauth 2.0, with Oauth 1.0 set to be retired at the end of the year. This means that by 2021, all apps, public and private, will have to be running on Oauth 2.0.

The good news is that Linx has updated its Xero plug-in to accommodate the switch, one of only a handful of tools who have made the upgrade and are ready for the change. As a tool for creating custom automated apps that interact with Xero, Linx is primed to ramp up additional development requests for accountants who need to plug the gaps where the marketplace add-on is insufficient or not customisable enough.

For Xero developers this is the perfect chance to change your stack, especially if you are using this change in authentication to revamp your old app or build a new private app. If you are building a private app with Oath1.0, then this is a great opportunity to skip the development learning curve and accelerate your development by using Linx as your back-end.

Linx offers full access to the Xero API, enabling you to securely integrate with the features of the accounting package. This allows for fast, accurate, bug-free development. You can use it to integrate your custom back-end system with Xero to track employee timesheets and manage payments for the hours worked with automatically generated payslips. You can also track leave management, taxation handling and superannuation payments.

Integrations can be set up to ensure that when information is updated, the changes made to data are instantly reflected across all connected systems. This means you can quickly integrate databases, legacy systems or other SaaS apps to Xero. It is also easy to publish as a Web service in seconds and automate processes via a trigger or an event with timers, directory watch, e-mail or message queues. 

You can also design processes with technically complex tasks and multiple steps using the drag-and-drop designer, as well as hosting, monitoring and managing event-triggered solutions and Web services on the Linx Server.

Linx is a Xero certified development tool that is Oauth 2.0 ready, fast and easy to use, and backed up by skilled developers. It is a complete solution that will help IT professionals in any industry to spend less time developing and maintaining code and more time on the important things in the other areas of their business.

If you are in the market for a private Xero app, the Linx team offer a no-strings-attached test with a free prototype. To get started, simply go to the Linx Web site.

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