Over the years that webJobs has been available, we’ve worked with thousands of talented developers who have used the platform for their clients sites, or their own. Many of these developers have made some incredible changes and improvements to the software in the process of building their sites. We’ve always wanted to be able to connect these developers and allow them to distribute their addons easily to you. Now, they can!
How does it work?
Developers who develop new addons, or “apps”, can apply for our developer program to distribute their apps through our App Marketplace. When you upgrade to webJobs 4.0, you’ll see a brand new section in the administrative section called “App Marketplace”. This allows you to browse through the great offering that developers have come up with.
You can click on any app to see it’s description, screenshots of it in action, and reviews from other customers. If you like what you see, simply purchase the app with your existing Web Scribble account. After payment is made successfully, the app installs automatically with no intervention.
Simply browse, purchase, and have your app instantly with one click!
What does this mean for me?
We’re really excited about the App Marketplace. When we develop new features, we try to think of what all of our customers would want in the software. Sometimes, this means we leave certain people out, or simply don’t have the time to develop every feature we’d like as quickly as we’d like. Now, third-party developers will be able to fill that void and allow you to extend your already powerful job board even further.
What kinds of apps will be offered?
The App Marketplace is launching with over half a dozen webJobs themes that you may purchase. We’re also working with developers who are creating functional changes that will offer new features to your job board. Over time, the App Marketplace will run the full gamut of apps from small functional changes, to new themes, to major new features.