At campfire-themed developer meet-up, Google introduces its Google App Marketplace, where users can buy third-party applications to run atop the Google Apps suite.
Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering for Google
At the Campfire One Tuesday night, an occasional camp-themed developer meet-up at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the company announced the Google Apps Marketplace.
The business app store will allow users to buy third-party applications to run on top of the Google Apps suite, said Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering for Google.
With the launch of the marketplace, Google is enabling software developers to integrate user account and application data from Google Apps into professional businesses' services that will run in the cloud.
Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Chat applications can be integrated directly into the software development tools so users do not have to leave the window to find useful information and details relevant to the specific account.
The Campfire One developer meet-up was originally scheduled to be held outdoors, under the stars, with developers roasting s'mores over campfires. But because of bad weather, the event was moved indoors under the warm glow of artificial campfires.