If you are a developer and are looking to create your own app to publish and sell to SharePoint end users in a corporate or personal environment; SharePoint now offers this ability. With the introduction of the Cloud App Model you can now create your own customized app and have users download and install your app from the Office Store or from their own organization’s App Catalog.

Microsoft states, ‘if you know how to build a web application, then you know how to build an app for SharePoint’. Building an App for SharePoint has been made easy by allowing you to use the language you prefer, such as .NET, JavaScript, HTML or PHP, as well as letting you use all the web developing tools you are familiar with. There are also a number of hosting options for your app such as SQL Azure, your own web stack  or you can simply host it on SharePoint, for more information on hosting options click here.

SharePoint will guide you through the process of creating your own SharePoint App step by step from the beginning:

  1. Start
  2. Design
  3. Developing
  4. Publishing

If you have a great idea for an app that you’re just itching to get out there or if you have a thirst for knowledge and want to build your first app, then SharePoint offers a great platform for you to start from. With easy to follow guidance articles from beginning to end, you’ll have your new customized app up and running in no time!

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