Backendless Marketplace is a specialized store for backend functionality. Our vision for the marketplace is to make it a community-driven store for algorithms and API services. We also use the Marketplace for various Backendless”extenders” to help developers to increase the limits of the Backendless Cloud pricing plans. However, most importantly, the Marketplace can be used for sharing your API services with other developers.
By publishing your Cloud Code to the Marketplace, you can share your business logic components (e.g.: API services, event handlers and/or timers) with other Backendless developers. Once your Cloud Code is published, it becomes a Marketplace product and will be visible to all Backendless users (developers). In the upcoming releases, we’ll add the ability to set a price for your products, allowing you to charge a fee for every successful installation.
Today we’ll see how you can publish an API service into the Marketplace. As an example, we’ll publish a previously created API service that generates QR codes, described in detail here.
We care about your intellectual property and recognize that your product code should not be visible to others, even if they decided to use it. As a result, the product code you are publishing will not be visible to the developers who install it in their Backendless apps.
It is also important to design your Cloud Code to be as abstract as possible without any dependencies on a specific app. By doing so, anyone would be able to install and use it as is right out-of-the-box.
These are the main steps to publish a product to the Marketplace:
Now, a bit more detail regarding each step:
That’s it! Your product listing is now pending, which means that the Backendless team will check on your submission soon. Once reviewed, the product becomes visible and available to all developers. Until then, you can edit (update) or remove your product if necessary.
We appreciate all your contributions to Backendless Marketplace and hope you will enjoy using it as well!