Google Apps Marketplace Turns 1 Today

A year ago today, Google launched its Apps Marketplace, a market place for businesses to buy and develop apps. The Marketplace first employed the company’s cloud computing app approach, which has been the model for Google Books.

Google’s App’s Marketplace launched with 50 apps and now has about 300. This includes an education related apps. Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead at Google Enterprise, explains more in a Google blog post: “All along, we were hearing a growing demand from our Google Apps for Education customers for more education-focused apps. So on January 25th, we introduced an education category and added 20+ related apps, including LearnBoost, a free online gradebook.”