Apps for education marketplace

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Enhance classroom learning
Whether you need student tools, teaching aids, or administrator utilities, the Apps Marketplace helps you discover, purchase and deploy web apps that integrate with Google Apps for Education.

Easy integration with other EDU platforms
The Apps Marketplace includes a dedicated education category, with a range of 3rd-party vendors and tools. All 3rd-party apps can be accessed through single sign-on and the Google universal navigation bar, and many offer deeper integrations that synchronize with Google Calendar and Documents.

Powerful administration controls

Apps admins can manage a single directory of both users and applications from the same unified interface as Google Apps, reducing overhead and improving security.

A little less than a year ago, Google launched its very own app store for enterprise apps, the Google Apps Marketplace. Using a set of APIs, third-party apps could deeply integrate their products within Google Apps and offer these free or paid apps to the productivity suite’s users. For Google, the marketplace was a way to add additional layers and productivity to its business products. Over the past year, the marketplace has grown to include over 200 apps from startups like Zoho, Aviary and Socialwok. Today, Google is creating additional categorization to the app marketplace by adding a new segment for education apps.Aimed for Google’s 10 million Google Apps for Education users, the category offers over 20 applications from 19 vendors including specialized apps for schools and universities such as social learning game Grockit, grading software LearnBoost, math teaching tool DreamBox, design apps Aviary and more.While the addition of a new segment into the Apps Marketplace isn’t monumental, it does represent a strategy that Google is working towards with the marketplace. As we wrote in our review of the marketplace last Fall, developers found the marketplace to have a lot of noise and tough to differentiate for end users.It was positively noticed that in this launch you see a lot of cool, innovative companies, like Haiku and LearnThatWord and LearnBoost… not the usual parade of the big elephants that tend to dominate the offline marketplace.
Hopefully this category will help schools connect to the great innovation and opportunity provided by these fresh thinkers.

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