Posted by Chris Han,
Product Manager, Apps Developer Platform
For over 6 years, the Google Apps
Marketplace has been the #1 destination for administrators and
business users within Google Apps domains to find, discover
and install third-party apps and integrations that extend what they can do with
We are happy to announce that over the next few weeks, we are opening up the
Google Apps Marketplace to consumer end-users, and wanted to
give you a heads up as well as some technical guidance should you wish to make
any changes or tweaks to your app. Here is what you need to know if you are a
technology partner or developer building
for the Google Apps Marketplace:
First, this change only applies to apps which have opted in to “Enable
Individual Install” on the Google Apps Marketplace SDK located in the Developer Console. Apps not
enabled with individual install will not appear to consumers, nor will they be
installable for them.
Second, as a general best practice, we recommend that you do not use a user’s
email address as a unique identifier. Email addresses for both consumer and
business accounts can be renamed or changed. Make sure to always use the Google
Account ID. For more information on sign in and security, please read this.
If you have questions or have any feedback regarding this development, please
let us know here.
We look forward to exposing what you’ve built to our broader community.