Reach New Customers: Integrate with Google Apps in the Google Apps Marketplace

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 7:02 PM

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At tonight's Campfire One, we launched the Google Apps Marketplace, to make it easier for you to create applications that integrate deeply with Google Apps, and give you access to our more than 2 million businesses and 25 million Google Apps users.

App integration is accomplished using existing standards such as OpenID, OAuth and Atom Publishing Protocol. The purchase experience is a simple "Add it now" button that streamlines provisioning and data authorization steps for admins, and it gives end users a link to your app in their Google universal navigation bar for one click access and single sign-on.

So what does it take to offer an integrated app for sale in the Google Apps Marketplace?
1) Have or create a business-related cloud application, on the hosting platform of your choice
2) Integrate your cloud app with Google Apps by:
3) Create a manifest file which will drive your app installation flow and subsequent life cycle (URLs for setup, configuration, support and login, as well as which Google Data APIs the application requires), pay a $100 one-time listing fee, and submit it.

Once your application is approved it is easily discoverable by the millions of Google Apps customers. And in return for a streamlined purchase and install process, and integration features exclusive to installable apps, we ask to share 20% of your revenue from new customers. Our billing service, coming soon, is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate both established developers and brand new startups, and will automatically manage the Marketplace's revenue share fees. It will enable users to buy directly from the Marketplace using their existing Checkout account, and offer a unified bill for all purchases. Until this service is available, you can use your existing billing and payment mechanism for your app. For more details on how revenue sharing will work and when it will become a requirement, see the marketplace billing policy.

More than 50 developers have already integrated their apps with Google Apps and have made them available in the Google Apps Marketplace. We hope you will join them and we can't wait to see what new & innovative applications you will bring to the market. And if you're also a Google Apps customer, check these great apps out.

If you haven't already, watch the Campfire One event on YouTube:



17 comments:

Infopedia said...

wow...this is a great way to publicize google apps...this is better way of popularising applications in addition to adword campaign...google rocks...keep up good job dude..

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Andres Valdez Beristain said...

This is only the beginning my friends.

Steve said...

We're on the original marketplace with a unique app, being the only automated solution for migration of exchange and groupwise. How come we were not invited to this?
Steve Kaye CEO
Cloud Technology Solutions

COOLBUSTER.net said...

Bravo Google! Great achievement!

Anonymous said...

"share" 20%. Nice.

heros said...

wonderful...
before, i have sent a feedback to Google to make a market place like Apple App Store for Google App...
now it's comes true...
everyone is happy to share revenue with Google...
congrat...

Bart Calixto said...

I have a currently advanced contact application that I want to add into Google Marketplace but I can't find information if it's possible to, when I'm looking at my contact, get data from google email to see last conversations with that person.

Thanks,
Bart.

(Viet) Ha Le said...

My understanding is only business-oriented apps are allowed only... Is that right? No games etc?!

Ian Eisenberg said...

Hi, thank you very much. good job.

mcsquare.me said...

great move from google, nice job Guys

ram kumar said...

nice works dudes... but., what is the need for this?

Elijah Bailey said...

++ (Viet) Ha Le, if anyone can answer on that, I'll check into it later.

Javed Ahmad said...

wow factor dies down due to steep 20 % profit sharing with google.
otherwise it is great.

Indra jaya said...

Hebat nice..
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jet_slc said...

Im a idiot! I dont understand any of this stuff!

Keith said...

That sounds really awesome. But... 20%? Is that before or after taxes?

Adnan said...

can developers from Pakistan avail this program?

how would payment process work?