API app onboarding programme

API App onboarding programme provides a simple yet powerful way for community developers and partners to distribute and monetise your APIs to all Azure customers.

For community developers

Share your passion and expertise

  • Rich ecosystem with worldwide presence.
  • Cross-platform, developer-friendly publishing experience.
  • Innovated distribution mechanism at zero cost.

How to contribute?

  1. Develop your API Apps.
  2. Following the best practices to
    1. Optimise for Logic Apps
    2. Enable the generation of client libraries from Visual Studio and AutoRest
  3. Create API App packages and publish to Azure Marketplace.

For partners

Expand your customer reach

  • Access worldwide customers who have adopted Azure as their chosen platform.
  • Monetise your APIs side by side with Microsoft solutions on azure.microsoft.com/marketplace.
  • Gain exposure in Microsoft Azure classic portal that is accessed by developers and IT pros every day.

How do I become a partner?

  1. Develop your API Apps.
  2. Following the best practices to
    1. Optimise for Logic Apps
    2. Enable the generation of client libraries from Visual Studio and AutoRest
  3. Create API App packages and publish to Azure Marketplace.
  4. Request verification from Microsoft.

Request an API app

Can’t see an API app you want to use here? Open a request at Microsoft Azure customer feedback forum.

FAQ

  • API Apps from community developers API Apps from partners
    Marketplace experience Show in a general community category Promote into more specific categories
    Onboarding process 100% self-serve Self-serve, plus verification from Microsoft
    Onboarding requirements Following best practices is highly recommended Following best practices is required
    Monetisation No Yes
    Customer expectation Expectation for software from community Expectation for supported software from organisations
  • Business requirements

    • Provide marketing materials that meet Microsoft criteria for your application to be listed on azure.microsoft.com and in the Microsoft Azure classic portal.
    • Make technical support available to their customers in a commercially reasonable manner, whether free, paid or through community support.

    Technical requirements

  • Monetisation will come in the near future. Please contact apiapppartners@microsoft.com for any questions.

  • Contact apiapppartners@microsoft.com with questions.

  • No