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Cooking up Google Apps at campfire event (photos)

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.

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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.
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Google's Campfire One

Inside a makeshift camping tent at Google's Campfire One event, guests warmed up with hot cider during the introduction of the business app store.
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All-in-one suite

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.
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Google Apps Marketplace

Dave Glazer, Google's director of engineering, outlines a few of the business-focused tools being developed.
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Campfire smoores

Snacks for the camping-themed event include mini gourmet s'mores, cornbread, trail mix, and chili.
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Indoor campfires

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.
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App Marketplace

Developers working on apps for the Apps Marketplace can integrate user account and application data from Google Apps into professional businesses' services that will run in the cloud, Glazer says.
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Manymoon's Amit Kulkarni

During the Google Apps Marketplace event Tuesday night, Manymoon CEO Amit Kulkarni demonstrates his company's social productivity application, which helps teams get projects done online.
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Available Apps

Many applications from dozens of companies are already available immediately inside the Google Apps Marketplace.
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Campfire One Mugs

Camping-style ceramic mugs are stacked inside the tent at Google's Campfire One event.
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Hot cider

Hot cider and hot cocoa are served to warm the crowd at the camp-themed event.

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