Add-ons are customized applications that integrate with Google Workspace applications.
Build in any runtime
You can develop add-ons with your preferred hosting infrastructure, development tool chain, source control system, coding language, and code libraries.
Google Workspace Add-ons built in any runtime need to return properly formatted JSON for the interface to render as cards. Then you can use the Google Workspace Add-ons API to create and manage your add-on deployments.
Build in Google Apps Script
This documentation explains how to build and deploy a Google Workspace Add-on in any runtime. To build and deploy add-ons in Google Apps Script, see the Apps Script documentation.
Google Workspace Add-ons API
With the Google Workspace Add-ons API, you can:
- Automate testing and deployments.
- Perform background tasks using your add-on's hosting service.
- Create and manage deployments with command-line tools.
- Manage deployment permissions for service accounts or regular users with granular Cloud IAM permissions.
For more information about the Google Workspace Add-ons API, see the Reference documentation.
Try a quickstart
To quickly see how building an add-on in any runtime works, try this 5-minute quickstart.
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