Once you've created your Drive app, you can publish it in the G Suite Marketplace for others to use. Domain administrators can install G Suite Marketplace apps on behalf of their users. Additionally, individual users can find and install Drive apps in the G Suite Marketplace or by selecting New > Connect more apps in the Drive UI.
When you publish your app, you are asked to register the file types that the app can open. When a user views a file in Drive or opens a Gmail attachment, your application is listed as a suggested app if the file type is one you have registered.
To make your app available to others, you must follow a publishing process that creates a listing for your app, registers the file types it can open, and adds the listing to the marketplace. You should only start the publishing process once your app is fully functional and you're ready to let users know about it.
Before you begin
Before publishing your app to the G Suite Marketplace, you should decide on a visibility level and identify collaborators and digital assets.
Pick a visibility level
Drive app visibility refers to the availability of your app to users. There are two visibility levels:
- Public visibility indicates that anyone can install the app.
- Private visibility means only admins or users in your domain can install the app.
Identify your collaborators
Collaborators are individuals who have access to update your app on the G Suite Marketplace.
Identify required assets
Before you can publish your Drive app, you must provide specific digital assets to accompany your app. These assets include information used to build the store listing and assets that define your app's appearance and behavior in the Google Drive UI (if applicable). For a list of assets required to list your app in the G Suite Marketplace, refer to Gather your assets. For instructions on how to integrate with the Drive UI, including assets required, refer to Configure a Drive UI integration.
Publish to the G Suite Marketplace
Once you are ready to publish to the G Suite Marketplace, refer to How to publish.