In a chat with ZDNet, Zoho President Raj Sabhlok stated that Microsoft approached the company less than a year ago with a request to create apps for Windows 8. While Zoho's software and services could be considered as rivals to Microsoft's own Office suite, Sabhlok states that their customers are big users of Windows-based devices and that they wanted to service those businesses. He added that Microsoft offered up their own development resources to help create the Zoho Books app, which took about four months to develop.
The app itself allows business users to quickly create and mail out invoices, view their revenues and expenses, attach receipts for future reference, view all business contacts and much more.
You can download the Zoho Books app for Windows 8.1 and RT right now in the Windows Store in addition to the Windows Phone version. While the app itself is free, it does require a paid subscription to Zoho's cloud services in order for it to work. The company does plan to release more of its apps to Windows devices in the near future but specifcs have not been revealed.
What do you think of companies like Zoho expanding their services to cover Windows 8.1 and RT in addition to Windows Phone?