Zoho has been one of the largest software providers in Google Apps Marketplace for quite sometime now. With our wide range of business apps, we cater to a wide range of business needs. Working closely with the Google team, we are happy to bring some of Zoho’s popular business apps – Zoho CRM, Zoho Projects, Zoho Invoice and Zoho Creator to the new Google Apps Marketplace experience.
So what’s interesting about the new Google Apps Marketplace experience? Well, to start with, there is a whole new user experience that makes it easier for Admins to discover and install applications. The New App launcher will be available in all Google services and will include the third party apps that have been installed for a Google Apps domain. Previously the apps were displayed as text links whereas the new App launcher is much more graphical.
We integrated four of our apps – Zoho CRM, Zoho Projects, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Creator with the new Apps Marketplace experience. Installations will happen right from the Google Apps domain. So the admins need not explicitly go to Google Apps Marketplace for installing apps. Also the administrators will be able to set up more granular access by installing the app only to to selected groups.
All the apps support OAuth2 for both authentication and authorization. The main advantage for moving to OAuth 2.0 is its simplicity. The protocol is simpler and doesn’t require complex signatures on requests.
We are excited to see progress in Google Apps Marketplace and we will continue to invest in our integrations with Google Apps.